I worked with Charles Bowie for a period of around three years from 2011-2014. I was employed as a Retail Manager for Westfield and Charles was contracted in a Retail Consultant role visiting the centre round 4 times annually. Charles specialised in consulting with food catering and food retail specialty tenants. Charles remit was to engage (after introduction) with the retailers, review business performance and presentation, share examples of best practice and take the retailer on a journey to a sustainable growth business. I found Charles to be a very effective consultant on all levels. His manner is approachable and friendly and he built rapport with retailers from the offset. He used real life, practically implementable examples from retailers around the country and set our tenants realistic goals that could be achieved in bite sized chunks. His follow up with retailers outside of the prescribed visits was excellent and he shared with them some really valuable collateral for use in their business. I readily recommend Charles Bowie as a professional, dedicated, resourceful and effective food retail consultant.