Watch the video to hear Patel recommend the four areas those working in retail should focus on and why he believes humility and confidence are crucial leadership strengths.

Patel’s story forms part of Be Inspired’s short film series showcasing the diversity of roles, people and stories in this dynamic sector.

From the hurdles they’ve jumped and the biases they’ve faced, to their greatest achievements and what they believe an inclusive future holds, these short films will give true insight into the people who really make retail what it is.

Watch the full series at the Be Inspired virtual conference on June 8.

Find out how to fulfil your career aspirations just as Patel has done by watching sessions from the Retail Week Be Inspired virtual conference.

Tune in for free here to access inspiring sessions on:

  • How to discover your strengths and ‘love your imposter’ with Rita Clifton CBE
  • How to add more strings to your bow with Trouva co-founder Mandeep Singh and Unhidden Clothing founder Victoria Jenkins
  • Leadership insights from John Lewis executive director Pippa Wicks