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John Lewis Partnership

The Partnership’s ultimate purpose is the happiness of all its members, through their worthwhile and satisfying employment in a successful business. Because the Partnership is owned in Trust for its members, they share the responsibilities of ownership as well as its rewards - profit, knowledge and power.”

We’re the John Lewis Partnership, a continuing experiment to create a better way of doing business. We’re driven by the extraordinary vision and values of our founder, John Spedan Lewis, who created our model of co-ownership almost 100 years ago.  He believed businesses would be more successful if employees were at the centre of everything they did. And because of his vision, we’re more than employees. We’re owners. And that’s why we’re called Partners. 

The Partnership is the UK’s largest employee-owned business and home to our two cherished retail brands - John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners. Everything we do is powered by our unique purpose, which puts the happiness of Partners at our core through worthwhile and satisfying employment.  Every one of us is committed to inspiring and delighting our customers through quality products, great quality food and outstanding service because for us, it's personal. There are five values we look for in a great Partner:

1. DO RIGHT - We act with integrity and use our judgement to do the right thing 

2. WE NOT ME - When we work together, anything is possible 

3. BE YOURSELF. ALWAYS - We’re quirky, proud and at our best when we’re free to be ourselves 

4. ALL OR NOTHING - We put everything we have into everything we do 

5. GIVE MORE THAN YOU TAKE - We all put more in so everyone gets more out