Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer


Founded in Leeds in 1884 by Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer, Marks and Spencer is a large British multinational retailer, specialising in selling clothing, home products and food.

In 1998, the company became the first British retailer to make a pre-tax profit of over £1 billion.

In 2016, M&S expanded to sell through European marketplace Zalando on their German, French, Dutch, Belgian and Austrian sites with a range of kidswear and lingerie.

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Company Information
Revenue: £3.2 billion (Clothing & Home, 2020)
Segments / Shopping Categories:

Womenswear; Lingerie; Menswear; Kidswear; Footwear; Accessories; Jewellery; Bags; Beauty

Company Size (No. of Employees): 75,505
UK Standalone Stores: 959
Group Companies:

Marks & Spencer; Jaeger; Rosie; Blue Harbour; Autograph; Limited; Per Una

Key Brands Stocked:

Autograph; Per Una

Payment Methods:

Debit card; Credit card; Apple Pay; Android Pay

Delivery Options:

In-store collection; CollectPlus; Standard delivery, Nominated day delivery; Time slot delivery

Contact Information
Head Office Address:
Waterside House, 35 North Wharf Road, London W2 1NW
Head Office Telephone: 020 7935 4422
PR Company:

Marks & Spencer handles their own PR.

Kimberley Knight – Senior Press Officer Womenswear & Lingerie
020 8718 4313

Jessica Harris – Head of PR – Clothing, Home & Beauty
020 8718 4313

Charlotte Allport – Head of PR – Menswear and Planning
020 3884 4485

Sophie Sharpe – Senior Press Officer – Menswear
020 3884 7245

Key Locations:

173 Oxford Street,
London, W1D 2JR

115 London Acre,
London, WC2E 9NT

Unit 7 Baker Street,
London, NW1 5LD

Key Executives

Archie Norman

Founder: Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer
Chief Executive:

Steve Rowe

Merchandising Director: Fiona Scard
Head of Sustainability: Zoe Mountford
Head of Design: Tomas Vlachioties
Creative Director: Anthony Cassidy
Retail Director: Sacha Berendji
Chief Digital Officer: Jeremy Pee
Director of E-Commerce:

Stephen Langford

Marketing Director: Nathan Ansell
Head of HR: Nicky Saville
Chief Financial Officer: Eoin Tonge

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