Our specialist team

The Fordham retail services team provides specialised business advisory and financial advice to the industry that is designed to make our client’s businesses – and their lives – better. Our depth of expertise is derived from having a focus on working with retailers of apparel, footwear, and accessories, as well as hospitality and e-commerce based businesses. We service a broad range of clients, from start-up businesses, right through to large national and multinational operations.

Our work goes far beyond traditional financial statement and tax return preparation. Instead, we aim to provide meaningful industry insight and advice on what works and what doesn’t. We share knowledge learned from our broader client base where we often act on advisory boards, in the development of strategy and in the day to day detail that is required to be a successful retailer.

We proactively assist our clients with the intention to grow, manage and optimise the performance of their businesses, which may, ultimately result in the transfer and protection of wealth from the business to their passive family entities and future generations.

We are active members of industry bodies and can help drive national policy for your industry through representation on these bodies’ committees.

We have a broad network of independent Bankers, Lawyers and industry participants to assist our clients to connect where there is a mutually beneficial outcome.

Our depth, knowledge and connectivity in the fashion and retail industry positions us well to assist an aspiring business.

How can we help?

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Our team are proud industry members of:

As an active member of industry bodies in the retail industry, we can help drive national policy for your industry through representation on these bodies’ committees and can connect you to a strong network of industry participants.

Our service

All in one service, looking after your business, finances, future and wellbeing.

Like you, reputation is everything to us. With a dedicated team of Retail specialists, trust is at the core of how we help our clients achieve their business and life goals. Our advice is tailored to your industry.

With a clear focus of the drivers of superior performance within the broader industry, Fordham provides a range of key services from:

  • business planning
  • financial modelling & forecasting
  • profit benchmarking
  • employee reward & recognition
  • business acquisitions
  • finance origination
  • restructuring for profit optimisation or for tax efficiency reasons
  • succession planning
  • business valuations
  • business & deal advisory support
  • assisting with strategy, governance, and chairing board meetings

We have assisted many of our clients to extend their channel to the market:

  • from one store to multiple outlets;
  • from wholesale to retail;
  • from state based to national;
  • from bricks & mortar to omnichannel;
  • from pureplay online to omnichannel;
  • from domestic to international markets

We can help you expand your operations in the same way - by developing a competitive business model that can be replicated across multiple locations and retail outlets.

Fordham can help structure your retail business to take advantage of peaks in demand while insulating yourself against foreseeable risks.

The secret is to scale the business to take advantages of opportunities within your marketplace via a structure that allows you to gear up and downsize efficiently as market conditions change.

Our owner focused methodology has evolved through years of experience dealing with private business owners just like you. As well as building the value of your business, we can help you grow your personal wealth, while ensuring your assets are protected along the way.

Below is a selection of just some of our valued clients in the industry.


Retail is more than detail

In an ever more competitive retail market, retailers need more than traditional solutions. And Fordham partners are with them every step of the way.

Meet the team