John Scott

John Scott

Founder & CEO, Liminal Retail

John is the founder of Liminal Retail, an advisory practice that specialises in offering strategic reappraisal, global market entry, and partnership solutions to brands, franchise operators, real estate communities, and investors.

John is a vastly experienced senior retailer with an impressive record of building strategic and commercial relationships for brands globally, with over 25 years of front-line experience leading the start-up and growth of retail businesses in over 40 countries.

A true global relationship-builder, John helps consumer businesses leverage and strengthen their domestic and international operations, enabling them to capitalise on new growth market opportunities, channels, and models.

And it’s this ability to bring people together that acts as the rocket fuel as he guides businesses from strategic market analysis, enacting market entry and the subsequent launch and profitable operation of company-owned / franchise stores, wholesale, and marketplace partnerships.

Supremely well-connected, John is a sought-after conference speaker and industry commentator, and he has built a diversified network across the world, including retailers, brands, online operators, franchisors, distributors, department stores, supply chain specialists, real estate, government, and finance.

John is currently a NED at Space and People, the UK’s largest commercialisation business, and is a passionate supporter of the retail industry and its continued evolution, having held advisory board positions on `trade bodies including ICSC, MAPIC, and the Retail Trust.