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Very hires former BBC tech director as CIO

The Very Group, the UK’s largest integrated online retailer and financial services provider, has hired Matt Grest as chief information officer (CIO). He will become part of the Group’s executive board and report to CEO, Henry Birch. Matt will join The Very Group on 21 December 2020 from the BBC, [...]

2020-11-19T07:11:57+00:00November 19th, 2020|

Our latest video update

We’ve got over 100 years of history behind us, in which time we’ve gone from catalogues to bricks to clicks to mobile. We’ve always had a passion for reinvention and the launch of our new fulfilment centre, Skygate, is the latest step on our journey. Watch our new video, which [...]

2020-11-03T07:08:55+00:00November 3rd, 2020|

Very.co.uk celebrates every single moment this Christmas with new ad

Very.co.uk has launched a heart-warming and funny new Christmas campaign, created by Grey London, which encourages us to embrace every single moment in the countdown to December 25th instead of focusing on the clichéd portrayal of Christmas day. The charmingly honest film sends the message that the best thing about [...]

2020-11-02T09:17:10+00:00November 2nd, 2020|

Very launches partnership with Re-Fashion to boost the re-use of clothes

Very.co.uk has launched a partnership with second-hand clothes specialist, Re-Fashion, to reduce clothes waste and fashion items being sent to landfill. The partnership aims to to reduce the amount of good quality, wearable clothes going to landfill by encouraging Very’s customers give up their unwanted clothes for new owners to [...]

2021-01-27T14:32:52+00:00October 15th, 2020|

The Very Group joins the BRC’s net-zero commitment

The Very Group has joined 62 other major retailers, including Morrisons, Ikea and Boots, in committing to the BRC’s Climate Action Roadmap, which aims for the industry to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. The new strategy outlines five areas for action for the industry and its supply chains: Putting [...]

2021-01-28T16:04:21+00:00October 9th, 2020|

The Very Group returns to profit as revenue tops £2bn for the first time

Very.co.uk retail sales increased 10.5% to £1,230m, driving Group revenue growth of 2.9% to £2,051m Very.co.uk customers increased 14.1% to 3.4m, boosting total Group customers by 10.6% to 4.5m The Group returned to profit, recording profit before tax of £48m and underlying EBITDA of £264m, each including Covid-19 related costs [...]

2021-02-18T11:22:59+00:00October 8th, 2020|

Five ways the pandemic has changed how we shop online

With more of us turning to online shopping during the coronavirus pandemic, new insight from The Very Group shows we have ordered different items, browsed at different times and increasingly used mobile apps. The Group, which sells everything from dresses and TVs to wardrobes and paddling pools via Very.co.uk and [...]

2020-10-08T07:20:41+01:00October 8th, 2020|

Hornby to re-join Very as digital customer experience director

The Very Group, the UK’s largest integrated online retailer and financial services provider, has hired Paul Hornby as digital customer experience (DCX) director. He will join in January 2021 and report to chief technology officer (CTO) Andy Burton. Paul, who previously held roles including head of ecommerce and head of [...]

2020-10-02T12:59:43+01:00October 2nd, 2020|

The Very Group hires chief data officer

The Very Group has appointed Steve Pimblett as chief data officer (CDO). Steve joins The Very Group from Wejo, a UK scale-up behind technology used in connected cars. Most recently he held the dual role of CDO and chief information officer (CIO) at the firm, which has tie-ups with General [...]

2020-09-29T11:46:54+01:00September 29th, 2020|

The Very Group announces strong revenue growth, an expected return to profit for FY20 and a robust liquidity position

The Very Group (the “Group”) is providing a trading update in advance of its year end results for the year ended 30th June 2020. Summary A 65% increase in website visits driving exceptional retail sales growth of 36% at Very.co.uk in the final quarter of FY20 and leading to full year [...]

2021-02-23T09:27:04+00:00August 13th, 2020|