As a lifelong retailer, John has chosen to raise funds for FTCT through his brand new video series “How to Sell – Recipes for Retail” based on his book of the same name.

John chose to partner with FTCT at this critical time for our industry when the combination of retail companies going into administration, together with the financial impact of Covid19, is unparalleled. 

Viewers are encouraged to find out more about our charity's work and make a donation to support families across the UK fashion and textile industry who are experiencing financial difficulty. 

"We are delighted to have John's support particularly at this time of unprecedented demand for our grant support. Any donations which are received through John's fundraiser will go directly towards the children and families we support. There are so many families in need right now and together we can make a positive difference to the lives of their children." Anna Pangbourne, Director. 

About John Hoener

John Hoerner sitting behind his desk at home.John Hoerner has been a successful retailer for 57 years at companies including Hovland-Swanson and Associated Dry Goods/May Company in the USA, followed by The Burton Group, Debenhams, Arcadia and Tesco where John was instrumental in leading the development of Tesco clothing both in the UK and Central Europe. 

John has also done extensive charity work over his career, as a trustee of the London Battersea Dogs & Cats Home for 19 years and as Chairman of the British Fashion Council, which sponsors London Fashion Week.  

Jill Haines