On Thursday 4 July, we held our first ever ‘Women In Leadership’ conference. Hosted by Tracey Clements, Chief Operating Officer and Una Kent, Director of Communications, CSR and Archives, over 100 colleagues attended the session to learn more about creating a diverse and inclusive culture, and why it’s so important to our business.
The day included a fascinating look back through our history and how Florence Boot became one of the first female directors in the UK back in 1917, as well as being an advocate for staff health and wellbeing initiatives.
Other highlights of the day included an insightful panel discussion with some of our female leaders who talked about their career journeys and talks by three external speakers who discussed the latest research on culture, understanding brain gender difference, and the effects of menopause in the workplace.
Step inside a brand-new Boots, like you’ve never seen before... Our brand new flagship Covent Garden Boots store is here, opening today!
The 28,524 square foot store will be packed full of the most exciting wellness, health and beauty brands, innovative experiences and access to the best advice on the high street. The new Beauty Hall will have over 300 brands including Fenty Beauty and Urban Decay, with advice on all the brands from our fantastic Boots Beauty Crew.
For 170 years we have sought to bring the best of health and beauty to the high street and we are so excited to introduce this exciting new store format. Find out more here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMFOc
Today marks the 170th day of our 170th year of Boots and to celebrate this milestone an incredible group of 30 colleagues are taking part in a mammoth 170 mile cycle starting from our flagship store at Sedley Place, London and ending at our Nottingham Support Office, all in one day!
The team are fundraising in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and so far they have raised an amazing total of over £20,000! We're wishing them all the best of luck on their ride today. #Boots170
Yesterday was #WorldEnvironmentDay and colleagues at our Nottingham Support Office have been learning more about our business initiatives and our environmental achievements so far, including removing all plastic cutlery from our catering facilities across our Support Office!
We've been finding out more about the ways we can all get involved to make a positive impact on the environment, such as, understanding more about the impact of our diet and signing up to litter picks.
In our stores, more than 1,700 fridge doors have been installed, reducing the energy used by over 40%, and more recently, 16 tonnes of plastic has been removed by switching from round fruit pots to square.
Pharmacy at Boots is changing. From May, we are transforming how customers access healthcare by bringing together the convenience of online ordering with the care of over 6,500 pharmacists - creating a market-leading omni-channel pharmacy experience.
Working together with NHS Digital and NHS England, we have developed a Free Online NHS Repeat Prescription Service, available through the Boots app and http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM9E8, and our patients will see changes in some stores too with the introduction of new Express Pick Up lanes and a trial of secure prescription collection lockers.
Find out more here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM9Ep
Congratulations to our team in Hull who celebrated the opening of their new store in St Stephen’s Shopping Centre this week.
The new look store is one of 24 stores part of our ‘Beauty Reinvention’ transformation programme, which will see Boots become the first premium high street retailer to remove traditional beauty counters and replace them with trending zones, discovery areas, and live demonstration areas.
Read more here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMdYt
We're delighted to share that last week we launched our BAME Business Resource Group, an inclusive community for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic colleagues and friends to network and offer professional support. Thanks to everyone involved in getting this group up and running for our colleagues!
We're delighted to share that Boots UK has been announced as finalist for the 2019 Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards.
We have been named as a finalist for the Responsible Business of the Year category for our Corporate Social Responsibility programme and the work that our colleagues do to support our amazing charity partners - Macmillan Cancer Support, BBC Children in Need, Dementia Friends and WE - as well as our continued investment in the city of Nottingham, our home for last 170 years.
Find out more here - http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMPCs
For 170 years Boots has championed the right of women to feel good. That's why we're excited to announce that for the next three years, Boots will be a sponsor of the national women’s teams of the five countries of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. This partnership marks the first time any brand or retailer has sponsored all five FA women’s national teams and will include the upcoming 2019 Women’s World Cup in France and 2021 Women’s European Championships in England.
Find out more here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM5Cq
"In 2013 one of my closest friends lost her mum to cancer and it made me realise not only how precious life is but also the incredible work that Macmillan Cancer Support does. 2013 was also the year Boots launched the Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor role. Six years later, it's undoubtedly still the most rewarding part of my job."
Congratulations to Charlotte for winning the Macmillan Corporate Volunteer award for the South West!