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Debenhams Scoops Up BHS Lighting Team

Autumn 16 collection strengthens Debenhams Homeware offer

Debenhams, the UK department store has scooped up talent from BHS lighting department and launches a collection of contemporary light fittings for Autumn 2016.

Securing key talent from the former BHS team, Senior Buyer Claire Woodward, Senior Merchandiser Andrew Press and Trainee Assistant Buyer Aisha Bond have joined the Debenhams team and created a standout lighting collection which will go into stores from October 2016.

Thought of as the jewel in BHS’ crown the move sees Debenhams secure existing supplier orders as well as strengthen Debenhams homeware offer.

The Autumn Winter range goes into 30 Debenhams stores in October followed by an additional 30 stores in January.  The entire range will also be available online from October 2016.  A brochure to highlight the strengthened offer is planned to promote the range and will be inserted into a number of national newspaper and interior magazine titles.

Steve Lightfoot, Trading Director for Home says, ”We are delighted to have secured BHS’ lighting team to deliver an impressive product offer to Debenhams.  By absorbing the team into Debenhams homeware we expect to make lighting a core strength for the business.

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About Debenhams

Debenhams is a leading international, multi-channel brand with a proud British heritage which trades out of more than 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.

In the UK, Debenhams has a top three market position in womenswear and menswear and a top ten share in childrenswear.  It holds the number two market position in premium health and beauty.

Debenhams has been investing in British design for 21 years through its exclusive Designers at Debenhams portfolio of brands.  Current designers include Abigail Ahern, Savannah Miller, Ted Baker, Jeff Banks, Jasper Conran, FrostFrench, Patrick Grant, Henry Holland, Betty Jackson, Ben de Lisi, Todd Lynn, Julien Macdonald, Jenny Packham,  Stephen Jones, Preen, Giles Deacon Janet Reger, John Rocha,  Ashley Thomas and Matthew Williamson.


For further information:

Caroline Cooper, Debenhams

Tel: 0203 549 6420

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