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Trevor Mason

Trevor has more than 45 years’ retail experience covering a wide range of areas. He held senior management roles that grew businesses from small to large, and more recently accessed small to medium retailers to help them take control of their businesses and move to the next level. Trevor was also a workshop leader for small business programs run by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.
Trevor helps small businesses grow


  • Finance-
  • Management-
  • Planning-
  • Marketing-


  • Retail trade-
  • Tourism, hospitality, accommodation and food services-

Spoken Languages:

State: Victoria

Primary Locations:

  • Geelong-
  • South West VIC-
  • Surfcoast-

Locations by request:

  • Melbourne CBD-
  • Melbourne North West-
  • (Live on the Bellarine Peninsula but travel to Melbourne and the western district regularly)

Mentoring available by:

  • In Person, Face to Face in (Victoria) or by Phone and online

I can also deliver mentoring by phone and online

Current Occupation:

Semi-retired, Business coach and SBMS and general mentoring

Detailed CV:

Comfortable with big and small projects, Trevor uses his extensive retail experience to help small businesses develop. He helps with overall strategy, business plans, budgeting, financial reporting, OTB controls, fit-out and concept development, operational retail matters and fund raising. Trevor has also specialised in helping overseas retailers into the Australian market by developing sophisticated marketplace models and sales forecasting tools, benchmarking and concept development.

  • 1971-78. Accountant, Production Planning and Distribution, East Asiatic Company (EAC), Robal Textiles and Kauri Timber Company.
  • 1978-1993. Chief Accountant and National Operations Manager, Just Jeans Group. As Chief Accountant, Trevor developed cash flow budgeting systems and accounting systems and reports, oversaw property control and profitability reporting for all shops and ran the import program. As National Operations Manager he oversaw expansion from 10  outlets to 400 outlets, opening stores in all states of Australia and New Zealand.
  • 1993-1995. State Leasing Manager, Lend Lease Victoria, with Lend Lease Retail. Developed shopping centre retail plans and budgets while coordinating leasing matters on projects worth $600 million.
  • 2003-2004. Created a specialist retail consulting practice under the banner of HLB Mann Judd (previously MGI Meyrick Webster Group). Consulted for major retailers including Bristol Paints, Telstra, RACV, City of Melbourne, Hard rcok Cafe's and many smaller businesses.
  • 2002-2007. Concept development and market testing with Lets Shop Pty Ltd, which was formed to take advantage of the internet as a business communication channel. It partnered with research organisations and targeted retailers and major brands.
  • 1995-present. Managing Director, T&M Mason and Associates/The Retail Partnership Pty Ltd. Develops strategies for retailers in understanding the Australasian market and establishing with minimum risk.
  • 2003-2017. Workshop Leader with the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources Under New Management program for small business.
  • 2010-present. Business coach helping small business develop business models, financial plans and assisted with growing business and ongoing strategy.


  • Degree in Business Studies majoring in Accounting
  • Strategic Planning and Management in Retail