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Retail Matters Week – Marketing and Community Liaison

Ronan Crawford – Marketing and Community Liaison Coordinator for John Lewis, speaks to us about his role: 

“I’ve worked for the Partnership for roughly seven years, starting off in Waitrose & Partners working on the tills while I was a student. The great thing about working in the Partnership, is that they have always encouraged Partners to take ownership and responsibility of our own development and there have always been opportunities for myself and others to develop in different areas of the business. The Partnership encourages development through secondments to various different parts of the business. Everything from Head Office, Distribution or even Pan-Partnership with Partners moving across to Waitrose or John Lewis.  

“Throughout the years I’ve had a number of different roles throughout the store. I’ve been in roles which look after Health and Safety, First Aid and Tech Support. I’m currently responsible for Marketing and Community for John Lewis & Partners at York. This role is really rewarding and has given me a whole new range of skills.

“The great thing about working in Retail is that each day is different and these provide their own challenges which ensure that as an individual, you are always learning and developing your skill set.”