You may well be reading this with something from Dunelm in the same room – if not, it might that elsewhere in the house, or home office, there’s anything from a frame or cushion to curtains or wall art that’s come from the well-known retailer. The bright green logo feels more familiar these days than a rival’s yellow and blue. Dunelm actually came from humble beginnings – on a market stall, where founder Bill Hadley, decided to leave his store manager role at Woolworths to sell slippers and M&S seconds on the market.
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Today, it has 177 stores and more than 11,000 staff. HR Grapevine's Senior Features Editor Jenny Holliday spoke to Stores and People Director Amanda Cox about finding balance, company values, staying relevant and working for such a well-known brand.