Paul Ogburn Consultancy Ltd

Solving Challenges Together

After more than ten successful years in the enviable role of Retail Director for Tate, I launched my retail consultancy company in November 2020, specialising in cultural and heritage enterprise.

My extensive knowledge and experience, gained across a 40-year career that included a variety of sectors and demographics, including high street, retail park, department store and the cultural sector with Tate, has help me provide a comprehensive range of commercial services and areas of support for my clients, these include:

  • Strategy and business planning
  • Interim leadership support
  • Supply chain, range planning and product development
  • Store concept, design, and project management
  • Financial
  • Operational
  • People development
  • Visual Merchandising, store treatment and narrative
  • Retail surgery, consultancy support with the smaller museum and venue in mind

Throughout my ten years as retail director for Tate, I gained valuable experience of stakeholder management which included my peers at Tate Commerce, curatorial and exhibition planning, gallery directors, finance, estates, architects, and designers.

I was also the lead director on the concept, design, trading strategy and execution of the 500 square metre terrace shop in the Blavatnik extension at Tate Modern.

I have had the pleasure of supporting several ASVA members with the development of their retail spaces, trading strategy, range planning, retail offer, product development, and pricing architecture, including Inverness Castle, HMS Unicorn and David Livingstone Birthplace.

If you are planning a capital project or require additional support in building a commercially successful and sustainable retail business, please contact me on 07714242274 or and we can start Solving Challenges Together