Shop Direct reshapes executive board

Shop Direct, the UK’s largest integrated pureplay digital retailer and credit provider, has reshaped its executive board with an external hire, an internal promotion and new roles for two of its longest-serving directors. Tommy Jordan will join the business on Monday 14 January 2019 as financial services CEO, while Sarah [...]

2019-01-08T14:33:06+00:00January 8th, 2019|Shop Direct|

FD Harding to depart Shop Direct

Group finance director, Derek Harding, is to leave Shop Direct early next year. Having joined the executive board of the pureplay retailer and credit provider in July 2017, Harding oversees the commercial, facilities management and external communications teams alongside his finance responsibilities. He also held the role of CEO for [...]

2018-12-11T07:00:14+00:00December 11th, 2018|Shop Direct|

Shop Direct’s totally 90s charity ball in aid of homelessness charities raises £210,000

Shop Direct, which operates retail brands and, has raised £210,000 at its fifth biennial charity ball, which this year took guests back to the 90s. Funds raised from the event will go towards helping charities The Whitechapel Centre and The Booth Centre, which are based in Liverpool and [...]

2019-10-21T10:44:34+01:00November 19th, 2018|Shop Direct|

Shop Direct proposes to close standalone clearance operation

Shop Direct has announced proposals to close its standalone clearance operation, Littlewoods Clearance, which comprises seven UK stores branded ‘The Outlet’, websites including ‘Bargain Crazy’, and a Bolton-based fulfilment centre and head office team. The proposed move would impact 143 permanent colleagues, with whom Shop Direct will soon enter into [...]

2018-10-10T15:33:51+01:00October 10th, 2018|Shop Direct|

Very customers drive continued growth at Shop Direct

Very revenue increased 9.9% to £1,389.1m, driving Group revenue growth of 1.5% to £1,958.8m Group EBITDA grew 11.0% to £262.3m Very customers increased 8.5% to 2.82m, boosting total Group customers by 2.2% to 4.02m Shop Direct, which operates digital multi-category stores,, and, today announces its full-year [...]

2019-10-21T10:53:59+01:00September 19th, 2018|Financial results,, Shop Direct,|

Shop Direct signs an agreement to lease new Leicestershire fulfilment centre

Shop Direct has announced more details of its new 850,000 square foot*, state-of-the-art distribution and returns centre at the East Midlands Gateway development near Castle Donington, Leicestershire, which is scheduled to be fully operational in 2021. The facility began construction in May 2018 and Shop Direct has now signed an [...]

2018-08-20T06:59:23+01:00August 20th, 2018|, Shop Direct, Uncategorized,|

Shop Direct reshapes executive board to drive increased customer-centricity

Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay online retailer and home to and, has reshaped its executive board as it aims to drive increased customer-centricity. The etail giant has brought together its retail and product teams under one executive board member. Sam Perkins, formerly group product director, will [...]

2018-07-25T11:15:19+01:00July 25th, 2018|, Shop Direct,|

Shop Direct hires former Jack Wills chief product officer to lead fashion offering

Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay digital retailer, has appointed Emma Alexander as fashion director, heading up its branded and own brand clothing and footwear offerings. She will report to group product director and executive board member, Sam Perkins. Emma joins the company, which operates and, on [...]

2019-10-21T10:56:25+01:00June 25th, 2018|Shop Direct|

Very expands range to better meet customer needs as Shop Direct consolidates fashion proposition

Shop Direct is to migrate its luxury fashion proposition to Very from Very Exclusive during autumn winter 2018, in a move designed to enable customers to shop its entire fashion range in one place. Shop Direct launched Very Exclusive in 2015, with the aim of democratising luxury fashion by combining [...]

2018-05-25T14:46:57+01:00May 25th, 2018|Shop Direct, Very Exclusive,|

Henry Birch to join Shop Direct on Monday 14 May 2018

Henry Birch, the incoming chief executive officer of the UK’s second largest pureplay digital retailer Shop Direct, will join the business on Monday 14 May 2018. Henry will take the reins from interim CEO and group finance director, Derek Harding, who will continue to work closely alongside him in his [...]

2019-10-21T10:59:03+01:00May 2nd, 2018|Shop Direct|