International Human Rights Conference

09 February 2018


As M&S completes its first ever International Human Rights conference, Louise Nicholls, Head of Human Rights at M&S, calls for greater collaboration and education to bolster the fight against Modern Slavery Looking at London today it’s hard to believe...READ MORE

The Return of Cottonopolis

08 February 2018


A recent BBC article on English Fine Cottons (a company I’m proud to serve as VP Sales and Business Development) wrote, “Long before Manchester had football, it had cotton.” Cottonopolis, as it was known, once roared with the sound of machines,...READ MORE

Dry January – is it worth it?

01 February 2018


With many celebrating the end of a courageous dry January with a stiff G&T or beer tonight, we’ve taken a look at the latest evidence… Alcohol is a relaxant and is often the deserved reward after a hard day. Previous research has suggested properties...READ MORE

European Broiler Ask: why M&S has signed up to the new, poultry animal welfare campaign

13 January 2018


Animal welfare is at the heart of our business and we know how important it is to our customers.  I’m proud of our record (ranked in ‘tier one’ by the Business Benchmark for Animal Welfare for the past two years) and the farming standards behind...READ MORE

Health Blog – What’s hot in health?

08 January 2018


Previously dominated by January weight loss missions and New Year resolutions, Health is now something we’re all talking about and it’s so much more than just weight (rightly so!), it’s the whole picture; our diet, our planet and our lifestyle.   Health...READ MORE

Two million meals in time for Christmas

22 December 2017


John Blacker, Plan A champion at M&S Simply Food, Enfield hands over the donation to The Felix Project.We’ve made great strides with our food redistribution programme this year and are really proud that our stores have now donated two million meals...READ MORE

Sophie's review of Paddington 2

14 December 2017


“I was so excited to go and see Paddington 2. It made it all the more special as all of my friends from Youth Club came too! I sat next to my best friend Tory to watch it. My favourite part of the film was when Paddington turned the...READ MORE

FULL OF BEANS - Empowering women to help tackle climate change in the coffee industry

14 December 2017


The challenges facing coffee growers around the world are well documented. The regions where coffee is grown are some of the hardest hit by the effects of climate change, with erratic weather patterns affecting crop quality and...READ MORE

How M&S Energy is helping us keep the lights on and the kettle boiling this Christmas

08 December 2017


Seeing a person laying amongst sleeping bags in a doorway we had to stop and ask, why, where, how? Taking a moment to sit and chat for a while their life story of broken homes and relationships, neglect, abuse, addiction and mental...READ MORE

M&S continue 12-year tradition to support Shelter at Christmas

28 November 2017


Christmas is the time of year when everyone thinks about family and home which makes it even more difficult for those who are homeless or facing homelessness. As a Shelter helpline adviser, I receive calls every day throughout winter...READ MORE

Health blog: diet and cancer – what’s the latest evidence?

24 November 2017


The two large cancer research bodies (World Cancer Research Fund and American Institute for Cancer Research) have recently published an update which continues to develop our understanding of the role of diet and lifestyle in cancer...READ MORE

Protecting our oceans in 2017: Blue Planet II, Sky Ocean Rescue and fewer plastic bags

23 November 2017


We are one of 10 charities that M&S customers can choose to benefit every time they use their Sparks card. Every time they shop at M&S and use their Sparks card, M&S donates a penny to their chosen charity. To date...READ MORE