The Retail Resources Company was established by Rob Hubbard in 1994 to provide recruitment, training & consulting services to WA’s retail sector.

He also established a business called The Retail People Company at the same time and these businesses became WA’s leading retail recruiters with premises in the CBD and employing a staff of 8.

In 2009, after 15 years of operation, Rob sold The Retail People Company to focus on The Retail Resources Company and a new furniture retail brand that he was establishing as a director.

As Rob is in effect the Retail Resources Company it is prudent that you have an understanding of his background.

After finishing Year 12 he did a Diploma in Farm Management at the WAIT ( now Curtin University ) before entering the retail sector as a graduate trainee manager-buyer with Myer. He spent 8 years with Myer which at that time was still owned by the Myer family and worked his way through the ranks of both buying and retail management. His training at Myer was exceptional and he was very fortunate to be given the opportunities afforded to him.

He then worked with other retailers and in the wholesale industry for a number of years before becoming a personnel manager with a large agribusiness company. This was his first foray into recruitment and training and was part of the inspiration to later in his career start his companies.

He was lured back into retail for a further 10 years initially as an owner-operator and then for 7 years with a large bulky goods retailer where he held senior management roles in Perth, Adelaide and then Melbourne. He resigned from this company to return to Perth to start up The Retail Resources Company and The Retail People Company. During the past 10 years, in addition to running The Retail Resources Company, he set-up a 3-store furniture retail business, drew-up the franchise agreement and disclosure documents, and franchised out 2 of the stores. He has also managed the Kojonup Co-operative Ltd as the CEO on a contract basis.

“The Retail Resources Company provided Budget Rent A Car in WA recruitment and training services for many years. Rob’s recruitment services included all levels from management to sales to clerical and we found his standards and methodology to be very high. He also wrote and delivered many training courses for our managers and salespersons on many aspects of our business and believe that his training produced the results we were seeking.”

John McShera • General Manager Operations, Budget Rent a Ca

“Rob Hubbard and The Retail Resources Company provided consultancy and recruitment services to my company for around 4 years. We are a leading visual merchandise provider to retailers, shopping centers, city councils and other businesses and our business is diverse and all encompassing. Rob assisted in several areas as a consultant and recruited several senior staff into our business. I found his services to be professional and competent.”

Ryan Cliffe • Creative Director, Visual Inspirations Australia

“Rob Hubbard and The Retail Resources Company has been, and still remains, my retail consultancy for around 20 years assisting myself and my buyers with buying plans, merchandise plans, leasing advice, new store openings, and store closures. I have found his advice invaluable, his level of professionalism very high and his commitment to the success of my business to be complete. I would recommend his services to all retailers.”

David Stephenson • Properietor, Albany Surf Shop


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