VIDEO: John Lewis staff at Chichester celebrate bonus

STAFF at the Chichester John Lewis store celebrated after being told they will receive a 17 per cent bonus in March.

All employees are ‘partners’, and receive a bonus each year based on the profits of the company.

Branch manager of the Chichester store, Claire Dunkason, was thrilled at the news, and said: “It has been an incredible opening year at John Lewis at home Chichester. We have experienced so many wonderful highlights including recruiting around 140 local people, working with 12 local charities, supporting the Chichester BID with the Christmas lights switch on, introducing the home design service and extended nursery assortment, whilst delivering commercial success too. Christmas was a particular highlight where we outperformed our expectations.”

See next week’s Observer for full coverage (March 14).