Hayley Tatum

Hayley Tatum, Senior Vice President, People at Asda, writes about how we’re investing in our people as part of our mission to be the most trusted retailer.

Last month we hosted our annual Year Beginning Meeting. It was an amazing event, made even more special this year because as well as all our Store Managers, the event was attended by colleagues from our shop floor.

Hayley Tatum

It was the first time we’d hosted store colleagues at our Year Beginning Meeting and it was a really conscious decision to remind everyone attending that when it comes to delivering our mission to be ‘the most trusted retailer’, it’s those colleagues who serve our customers everyday who make the real difference.

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Posted by Hayley Tatum on 13 March 2017
News & Blogs

Colleagues and customers are trying to track down the owner of a much-loved teddy bear found in our Govan store.

Colleague Julia with the teddy

The distinctive bear, which has a hearing aid attached to its left ear, was found by colleagues in our Govan store who have been trying to find out who it belongs to – but without success.

The bear has been used in promotions by hearing aid manufacturers Widex, a company who manufacture hearing aids. They’ve also been trying to find out who it belongs to.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 10 March 2017
News & Blogs

Meet three generations of the same family who all work at our store in Lincoln – Don and Mary, who are in their 80s, daughter Clare and grand-daughter Chloe.

Mary, Don, Chloe and Clare

Don and Mary didn’t take to retirement so Clare suggested they apply for part-time jobs at Asda.

Clare, 50, works with 24-year-old daughter Chloe in the chilled department, and Clare’s parents work on the checkouts.

Clare was first to join the store in 1999 and was soon followed by dad Don, 85, and mum Mary, 81. Chloe then joined in 2009.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 08 March 2017
News & Blogs

Our much-loved colleague Tom Brogan is still providing fantastic customer service at Asda Wigan at the age of 91.

Tom at work at Asda Wigan

Great-grandad Tom, who served during the Second World War, has no plans to retire from his job as a porter at Asda Wigan.

He first got a job as the porter at the store in 1988. He retired in 1996 but continued to shop at the store with his late wife Joan. Just before Christmas 1997, colleagues asked him if he was interested in returning on a three-month temporary contract – and he’s stayed ever since.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 06 March 2017
Community

Stephen Gibson had “the time of his life” when our Larne colleagues invited him in for a special behind the scenes visit.

Stephen tours the store

The store’s Community Champion Catherine McCallion got to know Stephen through her time volunteering with Larne Adult Centre, which supports people with physical and learning disabilities. He told her he’d love to find out how the store is run – and the team pulled out the stops for him.

Stephen, who’s 33, has severe learning difficulties and is epileptic. He’d visited the store on trips organised by the Centre to buy ingredients for their cookery sessions and enjoyed himself so much he asked Catherine if he could come in again.

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Posted in Community on 03 March 2017