Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 25°C

min temp: 19°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Ipswich: Futura Park John Lewis at home store makes presentation to Suffolk Libraries

06:00 07 June 2014

From left, Rhian Brighton, branch operations partner, and Lois Farrance, branch administration partner, from John Lewis in Ipswich presenting Tina Todd, assistant library manager at Ipswich Library, and stock manager Paul Howarth with the John Lewis 150th anniversary book.

From left, Rhian Brighton, branch operations partner, and Lois Farrance, branch administration partner, from John Lewis in Ipswich presenting Tina Todd, assistant library manager at Ipswich Library, and stock manager Paul Howarth with the John Lewis 150th anniversary book.

Archant

Department stores firm John Lewis is to work in partnership with Suffolk Libraries on the Get Connect initiative to promot library eBooks and eReaders.

The employee-owned business has already been working successfully with Cambridgshire’s library service,

Its John Lewis at home store, at Futura Park in Ipswich, has also presented Suffolk Libraries with a copy of a book marking the 150th anniversary of the business.

The book, “A Very British Revolution”, tells how John Spedan Lewis transformed a clutch of Victorian department stores into a revolutionary, employee-owned business.

The book also reflects the emerging consumerism of the Victorian world, the social upheavals of the 20th Century and the globalised world of retailing today.

The book will be available to borrow or request from the Suffolk Libraries website or any library in the county.

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24

1 comment

  • Oh, would have thought they would sponsor the library service or at least invest in it.

    Report this comment

    Ipswich Entrepreneur

    Saturday, June 7, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Adnams chairman Jonathan Adnams, left, and head distiller John McCarthy in a field of rye.

Southwold-based brewer and distiller Adnams is adding two new spirits to its range.

Solictor Sophie Grabham on Ben Nevis.

Sophie climbs a mountain for a charity

New Ipswich Audi dealership is taking shape

New Audi dealership at Futura Park takes shape

Alex Pattenden, managing director of Unity Online.

Suffolk digital marketing company Unity Media Eastern has rebranded to become Unity Online, in a move designed to help it to meeting growing demand from the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) sector.

A MRS grab at the Port of King's Lynn, similar to five which have been purchased by Associated British Ports for use at the Port of Ipswich.

Associated British Ports (ABP)has invested more than £160,000 in five new MRS cargo handling grabs for the Port of Ipswich, to help handle an increase in the trade of dry bulk materials.

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24