A huge thanks to M&S for its invaluable support to Style for Soldiers

22 October 2018


I had been visiting the Military Medical Rehabilitation Hospital in London since 2008, when many casualties were returning from Afghanistan. I soon realised that what the service personnel feared the most was the trauma and uncertainty of finding a new...READ MORE

Putting people at the heart of our businesses

18 October 2018


Today on Anti-Slavery Day, I wanted to reflect on our latest International Human Rights conference, held yesterday in Istanbul. Refugees were a key topic of conversation, which is no surprise as Turkey hosts five million of the world’s 65 million refugees...READ MORE

Putting Plan A at the heart of our fashion business

11 October 2018


Environmental and social issues have long swirled around the clothing industry but recent months have seen an elevation of this debate into the public’s consciousness. Whether throwaway fashion, climate change, human rights, microfibers or packaging more...READ MORE

The Significance Of ‘Responsible Wool Standards’ As M&S Launches First Certified Products

09 October 2018


As many sheep farms in New Zealand are run by families, native wool growers are passionate about protecting the land and ensuring they leave it in a perfect condition. This concept is known as Kaitiaki, which comes from the Maori term Kaitiakitanga and...READ MORE

How we get #HomeInspo

25 September 2018


“The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there” (Ellie Rodriguez), is one of my favourite quotes. Our homes are places we should feel warm, happy, calm, secure, relaxed, inspired, or anything else we want to feel. And as a Home...READ MORE

The M&S Podcast: Series One, Episode Three: Responsible business: tackling Modern Day Slavery in supply chains

17 September 2018

Ethical sourcing – treating people well – has always been important. But the government’s introduction of the Modern Slavery Act in 2015 accelerated a move that was already afoot to bring a sharper focus on supply chain ethics and the fight against Modern...READ MORE

M&S helps to tackle mental health in Derry~Londonderry through 10 Communities

11 September 2018


Earlier this year, I embarked on a journey called the 10 Communities programme  – a flagship commitment of Plan A 2025. Our aim is to trial a range of locally tailored actions across ten communities to help tackle the issues that matter the most...READ MORE

The story behind the waistcoat

07 September 2018


This World Cup has been a unique one: from the England team progressing through to the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years, to Gareth Southgate becoming a sartorial icon in what was coined his M&S lucky waistcoat. We’ve been the Official Tailor...READ MORE

Back to School with BackCare

05 September 2018


@TherealBackCare The spine is a fascinating but complex part of the human body, so it’s no surprise that for many of us it causes problems. Today in the UK back and neck pain has a significant impact on more than 80% of the population – that’s a staggering...READ MORE

Unveiling a new twist to the Pride of M&S Awards

04 September 2018


The countdown is on to the annual Pride of M&S Awards, which recognises those who have gone the extra mile to help their local community and made a real impact to the lives of those around them. From marathon running to volunteering their time in the...READ MORE

Celebrating 100 Years of Serving Scotland

03 September 2018


It was Autumn of 1918, amidst the end of the First World War, when a small 900 square-foot penny bazaar opened at 40 Murraygate in Dundee, named Marks & Spencer.  It was the first M&S to open in Scotland. Fast forward 100 years and M&S’s footprint...READ MORE

My role in the digital transformation: Mobile, Pay, Go

24 August 2018


At M&S we’ve talked a lot about going digital first with pace, and it’s crucial because it’s undeniable the world is changing and changing fast - by the end of 2018 30% of digital interaction will be via voice rather than keyboard – who would have imagined...READ MORE