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Keeping up the Momentum for 35 Years

20 January 2017

Rob Gleave, managing director of leading retail implementation agency, Momentum Instore, is celebrating 35 years with the company this month.

Rob Gleave, managing director of leading retail implementation agency, Momentum Instore, is celebrating 35 years with the company this month.

Rob worked on the operational side of the Momentum business, including roles as project manager, account director and divisional manager before leading the management buyout in 2012 to become joint owner of the business together with his wife, Steph Gleave.

Rob’s years of experience in retail marketing gives him a comprehensive knowledge of the retail environment, including the changing demands retailers have faced over the years, and an in-depth understanding of the diverse challenges the sector has seen. This vast knowledge has given rise to some of the industry’s most successful innovations such as the asset tracking service and technological advances including the company’s Insite app.

Rob joined Momentum Instore aged 17, when the company had a £250,000 turnover and concentrated on travel agency window displays and tobacco gantry updates.  Now, Momentum Instore is an award winning £18M business that works across 26 countries, with the latest technology to create instore displays for some of the world’s most recognised brands, including Boots, Camelot and L’Oréal.

Rob said: “The world has changed considerably since 1982 when I joined Momentum Instore, then called NDI Display, but the retail marketing industry remains an exciting place to work.  It’s a sector that never stands still.  The changes I’ve seen over the years have revolutionised the world of retail, from ground-breaking technology that would have been unthinkable 35 years ago to the industry coming full circle as the in-store shopping experience becomes more important than ever before. 

“I’m passionate about retail marketing and, despite the scale and pace of change, the one constant is the talent and dedication of the people I’ve worked with over the years. I’m incredibly proud to lead the Momentum Instore team to even greater success in the future, driving innovation in the sector to help our clients stay one step ahead of the competition.”

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