The Rise And Fall Of Marks & Spencer

Imprint: Profile Books
Pages: 352
Subject: Business, Business & Management, History & Classics

The Rise And Fall Of Marks & Spencer

Judi Bevan

9781861978981 (1 Mar 2007)

About the book

For decades Marks & Spencer was the most successful retailer in the world. Its clothes were a byword for affordable quality and its food halls pioneered ready-prepared meals. Then suddenly they were dowdy, the staff deserted in droves and the shares plummeted - but the annual results in April 2006 show that the company is on the mend. What went wrong and how have things improved? In new chapters covering the Philip Green bid and the Stuart Rose recovery plan, and covering the Christmas 2006 trading figures, Judi Bevan reveals all.

About the author

Judi Bevan is a freelance financial journalist and writer. She began her career on the Investors Chronicle as a trainee reporter in 1975. From there she moved to Financial Weekly, the Daily Mail and the Sunday Telegraph working as a financial reporter. She moved to the Sunday Times as deputy City editor in 1986, leaving three years later to write a novel, The Insiders, a City thriller. In 1989 she published The New Tycoons, co-authored with her future husband. For most of the 1990s she wrote a personal profile of a leading business figure each week for the Sunday Telegraph business section. She has also written for a variety of other publications including the Evening Standard, Financial Times and Harpers & Queen. She lives in London with her husband John Jay and daughter Josephine Chun Rui.


An amazing story of rivalry and board bust-ups.

- Evening Standard

Fascinating portraits of the individuals involved.

- Financial Times

Outstanding...Bevan has managed to winkle out a great deal from this secretive company.

- Publishing News

M&S is so much part of our lives that the story of its dramatic rise, fall and recovery is more compelling than most business stories...It's all about personalities, as this wonderfully lively account demonstrates.

- Sunday Telegraph

Additional Information

Imprint: Profile Books
Pages: 352
Subject: Business, Business & Management, History & Classics

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