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One of the largest department store chains in the UK, Debenhams is an international, multi-channel brand with a proud British heritage. The business has 240 department store destinations and is online in more than 90 countries.

In April 2020, Debenhams filed for administration after the coronavirus lockdown forced it to shut its shops across the UK.

In November 2020, Debenhams' main concession operator Arcadia also entered administration, leading to the collapse of talks with JD Sports over a potential rescue. As a result, Debenhams announced it would be liquidated.

For more news about Debenhams, see our related stories below company information.

Company Information
Annual Sales:

£2.277 billion (2018)

Segments / Shopping Categories:

womenswear; menswear; footwear; accessories; kidswear; fragrances; skincare; haircare

Company Size (No. of Employees): 7,895
Parent Company/Key Investors:

Debenhams Plc

UK Standalone Stores: 165
International Stores & Stockists: 58
Total Global Stores & Stockists: 223
Key Concessions:

Phase Eight; Dorothy Perkins; Warehouse; QUIZ; Topshop

Group Companies:

Debenhams; Magasin du Nord

Key Brands Stocked:

Jasper Conran; Hammond & Co.; Richard Quinn; Principles

Payment Methods:

Debit card; Credit card; Gift cards

Number of Countries Shipped To: 66
Key Countries Shipped To:

UK; France; Germany; China; Japan; Poland; Norway; Finland

Contact Information
Head Office Address:
334-348 Oxford Street,, London W1C 1JG
Head Office Contacts:

Top Floor,
334-348 Oxford Street,
London, W1C 1JG

PR Company:

Designers at Debenhams handled by Liz Matthews PR.

Jordan Wallace - Managing Director
020 7253 1639

Joanna Rose - Personal Assistant to Liz Matthews
020 7253 1639

Key Executives

Mike Gifford

Chief Executive:

Stefaan Vansteenkiste

Managing Director: Steven Cook (Fashion & Home)
Merchandising Director: Suzanne Brown
Buying Director: Delia Phillips
Head of Buying: Shani Delarg
Creative Director: Mark Stevens
Retail Director: Susan Reid
Digital Director: Jess Shepherd
Chief Marketing Officer: Abigail Comber
HR Director: Simon Page
Chief Financial Officer: Mike Hazell

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