Phase Eight Careers
GROWTH & EXPANSION
We currently employ 1850 people, have 443 stores, are present in 17 different markets and have 76 planned openings for 2016
In 1996 we had 16 outlets; this has now grown to the impressive 313 locations in the UK that we operate from today! Each Store we open adds something unique to the Brand whether it be our two storey boutique in the heart of Bath, our city Store in London`s square mile or our oldest Store in Wells that dates back to 1443. We now have over 120 standalone Stores on the UK High Street due to our continued focus on optimising our locations and customer offering. Phase Eight will continue to evolve the Store design and increase the number of our standalone portfolio exploring some of the most prominent locations encouraged by the success of recently opened Stores such as our New Concept flagship Store in James Street, London (pictured below)
We are extremely proud of the growth and our success on the UK high street.
Since 2008, Phase Eight has successfully traded online with sales increasing year on year. The website is now an integral part of our Business shipping to 29 countries worldwide. We also work with a number of UK and International online partners. This continues to grow Phase Eight in the virtual world, extending the customer journey beyond the Stores and Concessions whilst retaining the same customer-centric approach.
Having already established ourselves on the UK High Street with a staggering success and our impressive portfolio of over 300 stores and concessions, Phase Eight is now making its mark as a Global brand. Through a combination of joint ventures, concession partnerships and our own stores, Phase Eight embarked on a very ambitious opening programme with the first international locations opening in Germany and Switzerland in 2012. 2013 saw Phase Eight launch in Sweden where we now have stores and concessions in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo as well as openings in Singapore and the Middle East, which is our best performing market. Rapid growth also continued in Germany and Switzerland – our biggest European portfolio with over 100 employees currently.
At the end of 2014 Phase Eight’s international portfolio reached an impressive 133 locations in an incredible 17 countries! We successfully embarked on partnerships in new countries including David Jones in Australia, El Palacio in Mexico, Tangs in Malaysia, De Bijenkorf in the Netherland, Inno in Belgium and stand alone stores in Hong Kong and Norway.
Our International Development team are always on a flight to new places looking at exciting opportunities. International growth continues to be a key focus of Phase Eight over the next few years, as we continue to build on our presence across the globe with opportunities in South America, Africa and the Far East in the pipeline.
This year we have new openings in the USA and exciting plans to enter Italy, China and Japan later this year, so keep your eyes open for a new Phase Eight location during your travels!