3 February, 2016

A breath of fresh Ayr

Every new store opening is a new opportunity for M&S. A chance to do things better; to put ourselves at the heart of the community. One of our most recent openings is in the Heathfield Retail Park in Ayr. Our Store Manager, Kirk Russell, is proud to be at the helm.

“I’m very familiar with this area. I started my career with M&S 23 years ago in our Ayr Store. You could say I’ve grown up in Ayrshire, so it’s a bit like coming home. I’m absolutely delighted to be in charge of our latest Foodhall opening.

“The retail park itself has undergone something of a facelift in recent years. There’s been a substantial investment to increase the total retail space to over 150,000 square feet. New signage, modernisations to shop fronts and upgrades to the 800-capacity free car park have given it a new lease of life. 

“It’s appropriate then that our new store will boast some innovative new features too. It’s been designed with the very latest M&S specifications and equipment. There’s new-look signage and decor schemes have been given a more contemporary flavour. Heathfield will be one of the first stores to launch the new ‘Coffee to Go’ format. So customers can enjoy a drink and a snack in store or on the go. It’s 9,300 square feet of the latest in food retailing.

“M&S is very conscious that we’re at the heart of the community. We have a very real responsibility to live up to people’s expectations. This means we work with the local community, bringing employment opportunities to the area and invest our time and energy in local charity partnerships.

“There are a host of roles on offer. Section Co-ordinators, Coaches, a Fire Health & Safety Officer, Food Customer Assistants, Hospitality Customer Assistants, Master Baristas, Store Operations and Customer Assistants are all needed. 

“The store also benefits from fantastic transport links and access off the main A77 dual carriageway with easy access to local neighbouring towns. So whether you want to shop or work here, you won’t have to go out of your way.”

Our team are getting ready to recruit. In the meantime, why not register your interest for our roles, here.

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