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Debenhams in Rugby has launched the search to find a local hero as part of a competition which will see the winner officially open the new department store.

Opening at 10am on Thursday 3 September, the winner will be given a special makeover before taking centre stage to cut the ribbon, declaring the store open.

Whether it’s someone who goes that extra mile in the area or a member of the local community known and loved by many, the winner is guaranteed to have an unforgettable morning to celebrate the latest opening at the new Elliott’s Field Retail Park.

Store manager, Sam Zeen, will be judging the competition and is urging people from the local community to nominate worthy winners by sending 150 words on why they should win. All nominations should be emailed to before Friday 21 August.

Debenhams Rugby is also on the lookout for a local rugby team to come forward and help open the new store alongside the chosen hero.

Departments at the brand new store will include a sparkling cosmetics and fragrance hall, womenswear, menswear, lingerie, accessories and childrenswear.

The premium cosmetics and fragrance hall will boast a wide selection of internationally renowned beauty brands along with specially trained beauty consultants who will be on-hand to give expert advice. Both men and women will be able to enjoy designer fashion at high street prices with the Designers at Debenhams range including collections from Julien Macdonald, Henry Holland, Ben de Lisi and Jasper Conran. 


For press information please contact Jamie Bannerman at Havas PR on 0131 225 6589 or email


About Debenhams
Debenhams is a leading international, multi-channel brand with a proud British heritage which trades out of over 240 stores across 27 countries.  Debenhams gives its customers around the world a unique, differentiated and exclusive mix of own brands, international brands and concessions.
Debenhams has been investing in design for over 20 years through its exclusive Designers at Debenhams portfolio of brands. 

Current designers include Abigail Ahern, Jeff Banks, Jasper Conran, Sadie Frost and Jemima French, Patrick Grant, Henry Holland, Betty Jackson, Stephen Jones , Ben de Lisi, Todd Lynn,  Julien Macdonald, Laura Oakes, Jenny Packham, Ren Pearce and Andrew Fionda, Aliza Reger, John Rocha, Ashley Thomas, Justin Thornton, Eric Van Peterson and Matthew Williamson.

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