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Nurturing the next generation

Matalan is proud to be working with the Drapers Next Generation initiative for the third consecutive year.

For 2015, our partnership is even more special as we celebrate the event as headline sponsor for the first time.

The Next Generation programme is such a great way to show support to the talented people we have within the fashion industry, ensuring it continues to lead the way with developing dynamic, young and talented people to fulfil their potential.

It’s a huge year for us and we never forget the part our internal ‘Matalan family’ plays in the business. Our people are absolutely pivotal to everything we do and believe in; they make us who we are.

Our 30 Under 30 nominations this year are a perfect example of some of the young talent we’re proud to have as part of our team. They live and breathe the Matalan brand and inspire and make a difference to the trading floor here at head office.

This year is as fast-paced and exciting as ever, with so many new projects on the horizon, including the opening of our second high street store on Oxford Street. We’re also in the middle of the biggest people change we’ve made in 30 years by moving 1,700 team members to a new home in Knowsley, Merseyside. The new office is a purpose-built place of work that will allow us to build on our goals and grow our multichannel business over the next five years.

As an HR team, we’ve got a big role to play. It’s our job to keep people engaged in their roles and get the very best out of them. Our aim is to create an environment where they can continue to grow in their roles with a personal development plan and recognition to enable them to grow and become our future leaders.

We can’t wait for the Next Generation event. Team Matalan will be there and we look forward to meeting the talented people we have in the world of fashion.

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