New leadership team for Dobbies’ largest store

by | Jul 18, 2023 | Business, Chains, Highlight, News | 0 comments

Ken and Jenny, new leadership team at Dobbies Antrim
Dobbies has announced its leadership team for its new flagship store in Antrim. This comes ahead of the store opening in October 2023.
Appointed as General Manager, Ken Ferguson will lead a 120-strong team of full and part-time team members at the new 110,000sq ft store. This is the largest in Dobbies’ estate.
Having been with Dobbies for over thirteen years, Ken has worked across both the Aberdeen and Lisburn stores. He has now made the move to manage Antrim.
Also joining the senior management is Jenny Campbell, appointed as Operations Manager of the new store.
Having worked at Dobbies for more than ten years, Jenny began her Dobbies career as a temporary house plant advisor. She then moved through the ranks as both a customer advisor and visual merchandiser.
Dobbies Antrim General Manager, Ken Ferguson said: “This is a huge opportunity to manage the largest Dobbies store to date. It’s one I am very much looking forward to.
“We’re excited to welcome our customers through the doors later this year to what will be a new Dobbies shopping experience with a wide retail offering, restaurant and coffee shop onsite.
“It is important to us that we are a good neighbour that contributes in a positive way to our local community.
“I am looking forward to bringing our fantastic range of initiatives such as our Little Seedlings Club to Antrim.”
Operations Manager, Jenny Campbell said: “I have experienced first-hand the growth and development opportunities available to all team members.
“If you have a passion for people and an interest in what you are selling, then retail is a great industry to work in.
“At the new Dobbies Antrim store, we have 120 jobs available which will provide a significant economic boost to the local area.”
This will be Dobbies’ second store in Northern Ireland. It’s the largest in its estate, showcasing a new store concept with outdoor and indoor plant areas; areas for gardening products, outdoor furniture, pets, gifting and toys, as well as cookshop and home décor; a foodhall, a children’s soft play area and new restaurant and coffee shop.
The new Antrim store is expected to attract a footfall of around one million visitors per annum.

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