So much more than retail.
Much of what makes us unique is down to the visionary thinking of our founder, John Spedan Lewis. He believed in the ‘happiness of all its members’ and their ‘worthwhile and satisfying employment in a successful business’. So he came up with a totally different way of doing business.
Retail on its own is a fast-paced, innovation-led industry. But add the concept of Partnership into the mix and we become so much more than retail. As a Partner, you co-own the business. But that ownership is a privilege that comes with a certain level of responsibility. We work hard, because we want to do well. But we expect more from ourselves as it directly impacts on our success – which is reflected in all we do, from our sales figures, to the awards we win, to our growth and even in our Partners’ opinion survey.
Yes, we’re about retail. But it’s about so much more than that for us. Because as Partners we want to give more. To know more. And to be more. That’s the Partnership difference.