Waitrose & Partners has confirmed the appointment of Neil Baxter as branch manager of its St Helier store.
Neil has been a Partner at Waitrose in Jersey for eight years, so he will be a familiar face to customers of the store and the 110 Partners (employees) he will responsible for.
He joined the company in 2011, bringing with him more than 25 years’ experience in the retail industry. Neil’s career began as a store manager for a butchery in Northern Ireland and has since developed a breadth of experience across a number of disciplines including sales, personnel, performance management, compliance and operational roles.
As a co-founder and board member of the Jersey Retail Association, Neil helps provide a clear voice on the issues and opportunities that shape the retail sector in the island. He also enjoys close ties with education, and promotes the benefits and opportunities of working within the retail industry to the wider community.
Chris Earnshaw, head of shop trade at Waitrose & Partners, said: “Neil is a fantastic asset to our business and brings invaluable experience and qualities to the role. He takes great pride in being in retail and has built strong links with both our customers and the community, as well as the wider retail sector on the island.”
Commenting on his new role, Neil said that he was excited by the opportunities, particularly in helping Partners deliver outstanding service to enhance customer experience.
“I’m incredibly lucky to work with a great team, and helping them to reach their full potential is what motivates and drives me. I’m really looking forward to the next chapter,” he said.