The Partnership Podcast
  • Partner Communications
7 episodes
The Partnership Podcast is a way for all Partners to hear more about what’s happening in their business.


S1 Ep7 - Lean, Simple, Fast - Head Office Transformation
2021 Jan 2233m 16s
To achieve what we want to with the Partnership Plan, we must be lean, simple and fast, creating more pace and freedom for Partners and more cash for growth.
S1 Ep6 - Partnerships For Growth: Financial Services
2020 Dec 1525m 54s
The Partnership Plan is bold and ambitious - but it’s clear that we won’t be able to achieve our ambitions alone and therefore we will need to create partnerships to help us grow. Forging partnerships can help bring capabilities that we don’t have, but that our customers want, and also allows us to experiment and engage in new areas. The Partnership has a long history in doing this, through financial services with HSBC, convenience stores with Shell or online delivery with Ocado.
S1 Ep 5 - Inspirational New Services: Outdoor Living
2020 Dec 0922m 16s
If you're a keen gardener with talented green fingers or you're not green fingered at all but you just love being outdoors in the sunshine on a summer's day (remember those long summer days?!), then this episode is for you. In this podcast Bethany Nicholls, Commercial Buying Administrator, chats to Helen West, Strategy Lead, about our customers' passion for outdoor living, how we plan on making outdoor living a bigger part of our business and how the pandemic has changed the way we all use our outdoor space.
S1 Ep4 - Retail Customers Love: Innovation in Waitrose and a message from James Bailey
2020 Dec 0143m
Ever sat down for dinner and wondered how someone came up with the idea for what you’re eating? Well, if you have then this week’s Partnership Podcast will be of interest to you. In this week’s episode we’re looking again at the Retail Customers Love aspect of the Partnership Plan but with a focus on Innovation and Quality in Waitrose. Natalie Mitchell, Director of Technical, Quality, Innovation & Supplier Management, and Martyn Lee, Manager, Product Innovation & Executive Chef, talk to us about all of the work they’re doing to bring this aspect of the Plan to life for our customers and Partners. We also hear from James Bailey, Executive Director, Waitrose sharing the plan and his vision for Waitrose.
S1 Ep3 - Driven By Purpose: Give A Little Love
2020 Nov 2423m 31s
To better understand the Driven By Purpose aspect of the Partnership Plan, this week we’re looking at how we’re working to improve our local communities through our Give A Little Love Campaign.
S1 Ep2 - Retail Customers Love: Home in John Lewis
2020 Nov 1732m 5s
In the second episode of this series, we learn more about the Retail Customers Love aspect of our Partnership Plan.
S1 Ep1 - The Partnership Plan with Sharon White
2020 Oct 2310m 8s
In the first episode of this series Sharon shares the narrative of the Partnership Plan with all Partners. Explaining why we need to change, what we’re changing and what every Partner can do to play their part in making it a success. Our host Monikah shares what she’s been doing to play her part.
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