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PTO = Business Acceleration.

Passionate about bringing you from almost great, to really great!

About PTO

PTO is an Irish-based consultancy that helps Specialist Retail Chains, Emerging & Established Brands and Retail Suppliers to grow their business in the Retail Sector. 


Helping you get the most out of your business . Taking you to the next level. 
Working with you, and showing you how Retail is changing and how to leverage every opportunity.


Get in touch - Ready to roll up our sleeves and help you achieve your goals !  


Meet Miriam Simon

Miriam is a Retail Strategist with over 25 years high level experience across the Multiples, Big Box Retail and Independents.

She has held a number of senior operational roles in several multi national companies: Director for Monsoon Accessorize, Director for B&Q, Assistant Vice President for TKMaxx, Head of Retail Operations for Life Style Sports.


Throughout her career, Miriam has built a strong reputation for having excellent commercial acumen alongside a talent for connecting with and building strong and engaged Teams.


This has led to transformational growth within the businesses she has worked with, regularly yielding double digit sales growth.


In recent years, Miriam has also been a Director for Age Action, a member of the Institute of Directors, a Council member with Drogheda & District Chamber of Commerce, and a Mentor for Enterprise Ireland.


PTO is about partnering talent with operations.

PTO is about getting the best possible results  for your business.

If you'd like to improve your Retail Business - Call now for a free 30 minute initial consultation or request a call back.


With over 25 years in this sector you tend to discover who is best at each part of the puzzle. Connecting people is part of what we do.

We can put you in contact with the best person for:

  • Visual Merchandising

  • Window Display

  • Store Design

  • Packaging

  • Q-Line

  • Brand Development

  • Point of Sale

  • Social Media

  • Marketing Strategy 

  • Website Development


What We Do

We draw on over 25 years of experience working in every aspect of retail - from sales, store management, to operations, visual merchandising and events

We've worked with the big brands, the emerging brands, and helped bricks and mortar stores transition into online and vice-versa 

We've coached established retailers to streamline their processes and refine their customer experience. We've grown stores from an idea and a dream - into reality. And we are here for you too.

We can work together in a number of ways. Lets talk and find an answer that is right for you. Where do you need most help at this point. Is it on growing the business strategically, tactical trading, operational issues or with leading and building your team?


Developing a strong commercial strategy that will focus on growth..


Commercial Activity Planning to ensure that Teams get it right - first time.


Coaching your Top Talent, Supporting Team retention and engagement. 

Common Challenges We've Helped Clients With..

  • Strategic Planning

  • Tactical Trading

  • Customer Journey

  • Retail Standards

  • Visual Merchandising

  • Retail Operations & Best Practice

  • Leadership Development

  • Executive Coaching

  • Succession Planning

  • Managing Intergenerational Workforces

  • Business Unfractured Review

  • Market Knowledge

It Makes Sense to Talk First...

So, I invite you to schedule a FREE 30 minute Introductory Session together.


We work best with you

When what you do is connected to the retail proposition - It's our space. We've worked in every aspect of it for over 25 years.

PTO is about Good Commercial Retailing!

It's also about being strategic & future ready.

You may be a specialist retail chain who has expert knowledge on your product and would benefit from commercial and tactical retail expertise. If you are, we want to elevate your stores from a place to shop - to an experience your customer seeks out.

You may be an established or emerging brand that wants access to the right retailers. If you are, we want to showcase you in a way that your retail proposition cannot be ignored.

Or you may provide product or services to the retail sector and need support in navigating this, and in designing the correct growth structure for your business. We want you to be the first choice of every target retailer we defined your fit with.

And more...

Specialist Retail Chains

We can help you translate customers and brands into a smart retail opportunity.


Whether you are an emerging or an established brand we can help you access the right retail partners for you

Retail Suppliers

Building relationships with the right retail fit is critical in this space. We can help you do  that.

Trusted By....



Miriam is simply a game changer! Fantastic to work with. She gets to the nub of what you need so quickly. A highly commercial, dynamic, savvy yet down to earth lady. Not often you come across such an exceptional person! Cant recommend her highly enough.

Anita Timoney Boylan

Director Of Nursing at St Vincents Private Hospital

Fantastic Leadership development & Team Building Skills - I highly recommend Miriam! Miriam has ran several workshops with our teams here in Vizor and the experience and outcomes are always fantastic. Miriam takes the time to understand the challenges and get to know the team well in advance of the day and brings so much energy and experience. She keeps in touch and follows up, always going over and above to support us. We love you Miriam!!

Sarah Anderson

COO & Executive Board Director at Vizor

Positive, passionate, driven, with an excellent commercial and strategic mind is how I would sum up Miriam Simon. Miriam dissects all aspects of a business to create both a short and long term  plan to deliver successful results in sales & operational soundness.

Building rapport quickly comes easy to Miriam across all levels of management.  This lady was instrumental in my career development. Her ability to empower is what makes her a fantastic leader.

Fran Best

Game Stop

I would like to recommend Miriam. She and I worked closely on Monsoon/Accessorize in Ireland where I was Chairman and she was the Director on the ground - running the business. She drove significant growth of the business through her dedication, professionalism and inspiration of her team. She is someone I would love to work with again without hesitation.

Mark McMenemy

Monsoon Accessorize

Miriam  and I worked together to review the operation of my retail business. After many years working for myself it can be hard to see the changes that need to be made. Even small changes can make a massive difference. With a fresh, succinct eye she reviewed my business operations thoroughly. She skilfully guided me through the changes needed so I didn't feel defensive or protective of my business. That was very important to me. I had to feel comfortable. Two years later, my business is tighter and leaner without excess stock yet profitable. I would highly recommend Miriam to anyone.

Emma Colleary

Serendipity Kids Boutique

Miriam is a high-calibre leader in that she appropriately balances team and people with efficiency and process. Miriam's team has fun while working to achieve high goals under her leadership, and she produces consistently top-performing results. Miriam's ability to assess talent is one of the best I have worked with and she can do this not only within her own team, but while recruiting, hiring, and briefly interacting with others. Miriam builds strong and trusting relationships and is then able to use that skill to challenge her peers and direct reports to make the larger team a better team a better team - a skill I greatly appreciated

Daiva Natochy


Miriam is more than just a Mentor to me, she is a Coach. She focuses on setting objectives and gaining results that grow your business as well as coaching you to pay attention to our own behaviour and experiences within your business. To be able to work both on the business and the Entrepreneur/CEO/Director to produce more effective strategies lead by more confident leaders is a gift I've not experienced with many Business Mentors. I highly recommend Miriam. 

Niamh Hogan

Holos Skincare

Miriam is an exceptional coach. Her vast experience thrives in highlevel business and growth strategy. Her phenomenal drive deliversclarity and support on all levels, ensuring goals and targets are executed and reached. A brilliant mentor and person.

Melissa Curry

Founder & Creative Director

Miriam was an inspirational person to work with. While working together Miriam was able to focus me on accelerating growth in the business and enables you to focus on the strategic priorities. Great coach and inspirational leader.

Kevin Halpin

Head of Retail at NCBI

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Miriam is wonderful! She has a way with words and explaining things to help you just "get it" as a business owner. She is supportive, meets your at your level and helps hold you accountable.She has helped me take a realistic approach and achievable action in small simple steps. Thank you so much!

Pauline Harley

Transition Coach

Miriam is such a dynamic person. She offers vision, strategy and enthusiasm. I have benefited so much from the clear way in which her mind works as she can sort through the maze of possibilities to come up with a tangible, focused plan. Her capacity to understand my business really sped up the action process. Miriam is a game changer.

Cathy O'Connor

Fashion Stylist

Miriam is a joy to work with. She is one of those rare individuals who combines a sharp commercial mind with excellent people skills.

Richard Boyask


Miriam has been my mentor and coach for the past ten months. In our meetings we focus on increasing our retail, services and my own personal development in leading my team. In this time my product sales have increased 33% and my services 10% which I am thrilled with. Miriam has encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and become a better leader by giving me the tools to reconnect and be more engaged with my team. I leave our meetings full of energy and motivated. I highly recommend Miriam.

Helen Byrne

Azure beauty salon

Miriam cuts to the chase very quickly in identifying what needs to change. She offers clear direction and constructive feedback. Her pace is phenomenal as is her follow through. She is very supportive and wants everyone to be the best they can be. A pleasure to work with.

Ciaran Harman


Miriam is a dynamic individual who has been operating at  a senior level in retail for several years and I had the pleasure of working  with her as a Business Partner. Miriam is a focused, dedicated, flexible, loyal and determined individual who seeks out solutions and delivers Business targets through effective engagement, management and communication, always with a professional approach. No task is beyond Miriam and she will always deliver to tight deadlines and has an exceptional ability to multi task, which ensures continued success and achievements. It was a pleasure working with Miriam, and whatever the task or goals I am confident that she will achieve them. A great asset to any organisation.

Danny Boles


I have been working with Miriam for almost two years and she has gone above and beyond her role as mentor to my business. She is always on hand to give help and guidance as difficulties arise. I appreciate most of all her expertise in retail and and in setting up and achieving business goals. The advice I have received has made a significant improvement to my business.

Siobhan Berry

Mummy Cooks

Miriam is an extraordinary mentor and coach and our time together was very informative and productive. She has a highly proficient style coupled with a great sense of humour. Her depth of knowledge in the retail sector is quite exceptional. The advice and support I received from Miriam has made a significant difference to our business. 

Denise Dawson

Wrapsies Ltd

I’m of the firm belief that everyone needs a Mentor in their lives. I am lucky enough to call Miriam A Simon mine - who is not only an incredible business strategist but someone who is willing to share her extensive knowledge to help you get to the next step. An impromptu cup of tea and slice of cake turned into some stellar advice & guidance which I’m incredibly grateful for.

Jayann Maher

Marketing & Communications Consultant

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