Business expansion
United Kingdom
South West; Gloucestershire; Wiltshire and North Somerset
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.1 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
31 May 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2018
Foreseen end date


Department Store John Lewis will be opening a new outlet in Cheltenham Gloucestershire in October 2018, which will result in the creation of around 300 new jobs. The roles available include both part time and full time positions, at various levels and functions within the business such as selling and service assistants and customer support partners. The recruitment process for the vacancies is already underway.

John Lewis operates a partnership scheme, whereby the new applicants will become partners in the business; effectively becoming co-owners. The news that John Lewis will open in Cheltenham has been welcomed by local business leaders and politicians.

Last year, the UK-based retailer announced the loss of 387 jobs.


  • 31 May 2018: Gloucestershire Live


Eurofound (2018), John Lewis, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 94469, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94469.