11 February, 2016

Closer to home

The beautiful town of Haslemere is home to our latest Food Hall opening. This will be the first M&S within a 34 mile distance and is 8,800 square feet of the best M&S food, drink and hospitality. Store Manager Abby is proud to be part of this opening and has spent some time getting to know the locals.

“I am very excited to be opening an M&S Food Hall in Haslemere, and have spent some time getting to know the town and the people in it. Haslemere is a quaint and charming place, and I have been overwhelmed by the sense of community here.” 

As a brand that aims to enrich people’s lives and offer them the very best, we felt that it was time we brought M&S to the area. That’s why we’re opening a large Food Hall equipped with a bakery, ‘Shop Your Way’ collection service and our newest hospitality concept, ‘Coffee to go’.

“At M&S, we are very conscious that we have a very real responsibility to live up to people’s expectations and play our part in Haslemere life. Before we opened there were no M&S stores between Guildford and Petersfield. A distance of almost 34 miles.”

Abby explains how important it was to make the store as accessible as possible to everyone. 

“The store has its own customer car park with 40 spaces. It’s very close to the railway station which has direct rail links to London, Guildford and the South Coast. It’s also a five minute drive from the A3 and it’s easily accessible for towns such as Liphook and Bramshott.”

So what’s missing? Our new store needs just the right mix of talented people. We have a range of customer service opportunities, including specialist hospitality roles. We’re holding a recruitment open day on Tuesday 16 February between 10am – 4.30pm, at the Job Centre Plus, Guildford GU1 4QD. We’d love to see you there.

Can’t make it? Not to worry. You can apply directly to our roles at careers.marksandspencer.com

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