Mary PORTAS

Biography

Gender Female
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Birthdate 1960-05-28
Education Watford Coll of Art (HND in visual merchandising)
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Recreations art, wine, gardening
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Style Ms Mary Portas
Career leading retail marketer and broadcaster; visual merchandiser Harrods dept store until 1984, visual mangr Top Shop (150 stores) 1984-91; Harvey Nichols: head of marketing 1989-91, mktg dir 1991-97 (most notable window designs for Harvey Nichols incl Financial Times newspaper sculptures and empty charity Christmas windows); fndr Yellow Door consultancy 1997-; television shows: Mary Queen of Shops (BBC) 2007-10, Mary Queen of Charity Shops (BBC) 2009, Mary Portas: Secret Shopper (Channel 4) 2011, Mary Queen of Frocks (Channel 4) 2011, Mary's Bottom Line (Channel 4) 2012; columnist Saturday Telegraph Magazine; retail ventures incl Mary & House of Frasier 2011 and opened Mary's Living and Giving Shops for Save The Children; appointed by PM to lead review into the future of Britain's high streets 2011; global retail ambass for Save The Children 2009; recipient various awards for best window design, int lectr on the art of visual mktg; MInstD 1994; memb: RSA 1994, Mktg Gp of GB 1995
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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