On 24th March 2015, the John Lewis Partnership are hosting the third Aspirin Business Seminar.
Designed to promote innovation, the sharing of ideas and support from fellow business leaders, each seminar is hosted by a customer of Aspirin Business Solutions and offers an insight into their business strategy, their growth challenges and some of the keys to their success.
The John Lewis Partnership is well-respected for its combination of commercial acumen and corporate conscience. It is known for its policy of “Never Knowingly Undersold” which has been in use since 1925 and for being owned by its employees.
All 90,000 permanent staff are Partners who own 43 John Lewis shops 336 Waitrose supermarkets, an online and catalogue business, a production unit and a farm. The business has annual gross sales of over £10bn. Partners share in the benefits and profits of a business that puts them first.
Over the past 5 years, Aspirin Business Solutions have been working closely with the Maintenance Department of John Lewis. Susannah Brade-Waring, MD of Aspirin Business Solutions, was asked to help them deliver more with the existing resources (a familiar story).
This led to the development of a vision and strategy for the business, embedded into the Business As Usual through measurable objectives which every branch of John Lewis has used for over 4 years. The result – the Maintenance Department are delivering a better performance across all areas (financial, customer, operations and Partners) to an estate which includes several more branches, and with a few less Partners.
At the Seminar, two Operation Maintenance Managers from two teams within the Partnership will talk about their roles in ensuring the John Lewis and Waitrose estates are well maintained at all times, the growth challenges they’ve been working through and will share some of the keys to their success. Susannah Brade-Waring will share how she started working with the Partnership (from a pub in the middle of Derbyshire), and will provide her perspective on why they’re so successful.
Aspirin Business Seminars are exclusive for customers and invited guests and are free. If you would like to attend this seminar, please get in touch.