John Lewis has today announced the appointment of Glynis Gunning-Stevenson as branch manager of its new ‘at home’ shop in Ashford.
Glynis will be responsible for the overall success of John Lewis ‘at home’ in Ashford – the retailer’s tenth ‘at home’ shop – and will lead the 125-strong team of staff.
She has been part of the John Lewis Partnership since 2002. She started as a general manager at Waitrose and held several roles within the business including being responsible for the opening of the Regional Distribution Centre at Aylesford in 2007.
She then moved to the John Lewis division in 2008 where she took up the role of general manager in selling support at the flagship Oxford Street shop in London. Following the successful launch of the retailer’s ‘at home’ format,
Glynis was appointed to lead the second shop in Croydon in 2010 and it is from here that she will join John Lewis at home Ashford as the branch manager.
Commenting on her appointment, Glynis said: “I’m delighted to become the branch manager for the business’ tenth ‘at home’ shop. Having been at the helm of John Lewis at home Croydon I know how popular the format is with customers and I’m excited to be bringing this to Ashford and the surrounding areas.”
Maggie Porteous, director of selling, north and new format, John Lewis, said: “With extensive experience of leading new shop openings during her 11 years with the business, Glynis is absolutely the right person to open our tenth ‘at home’ shop, a milestone we are particularly proud of.”
John Lewis at home Ashford will be located on a site close to junction 9 of the M20 in Kent. It will focus on furniture, furnishing accessories, electrical and home technology. To allow customers to access and order a wider John Lewis assortment from johnlewis.com, customer online ordering points will be located throughout the shop and customers will also be able to use the free John Lewis Click and Collect service.