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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 !  

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

—  B&Q


Meet Miriam Simon

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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.


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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.

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