Tuesday, February 20, 2007

A Department Store with a Difference

The 'Women in Business' feature that I am currently working on took me into Newbury department store Camp Hopson today to meet and photograph a dynamic dozen ladies who for a host of reasons are making a different at the independent retailer.

It was more fun than work probably should be, but also fascinating to discover so many individuals passionate about their work and even more impressively, their employer.

The focus of this particular feature is not simply the fact these women are in business, but more the difference they make and also how the family run business seeks to retain its staff; preferring to retrain them and support them in a change of direction within the business rather than simply recruit a new member of staff.

How refreshing is that when you consider the churn that exists within many organisations that means human resources has a virtual revolving door.

Anyway, you'll be able to read all about it on March 15th - and you have until the end of this week to book a slot in the 'Women in Business' feature.

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