Supporting the economy

We believe in the importance of high streets and in providing jobs for people in their communities

We employ 25,000 people directly and support thousands more in our supply chain. Unlike some of the biggest retail brands we are also proud to pay our taxes. We have paid nearly £1.4 billion in UK taxes in the last 13 years. See the tax we have paid here

Our business continues to grow and in the 2019 financial year we opened 45 new stores. We are also investing in a major refurbishment programme and have completed 86 full store refits since autumn 2016, at a cost of more than £0.5 million each.