Diversity & inclusion

We believe all our people should feel included and comfortable working here. And we do everything we can to make sure they do. This creates an environment where our colleagues, whatever their role, are able to grow, thrive, and be all that they can be.

We’ve always been ahead of the curve when it comes to offering equality of opportunity. For example, we launched a pioneering project which staffed our Macclesfield store entirely with people over the age of 50 in 1989. And our commitment to equality goes far beyond age.

We promote inclusion, fairness, and respect by encouraging equality and diversity and eliminating unlawful discrimination for all. We respect and celebrate differences. We’re a Level Two Disability Confident employer. And we’re proactive when it comes to removing discrimination in any of our policies, processes, or ways of working.

Support and care
We like our colleagues to find the perfect balance between work and home. Wherever possible, we’re flexible about time off and working patterns. We work with Timewise to make sure we’re getting flexible working right. And we’ve joined the Moving Up in Retail programme – an initiative focused on making it possible for people who work flexibly to progress in their careers. In addition, we work with an occupational health partner to help colleagues with health conditions work effectively.