Theo Paphitis Retail GroupTheo Paphitis Retail Group
Who we are and what we do
The Theo Paphitis Retail Group, a multi-channel retail business which incorporates Ryman, Boux Avenue and Robert Dyas and The London Graphic Centre, is a private group of businesses owned by its Chairman, Theo Paphitis, one of the UK’s most high profile business leaders.
The first Ryman store opened in London in 1893, and the business was purchased by Theo in 1995. He subsequently purchased Partners and Stationery Box to build a truly national stationery chain with over 200 stores from St Andrews to Penzance.
Boux Avenue launched from scratch in 2011 and offers a range of lingerie, nightwear and swimwear with a very strong focus on quality, excellent service and product expertise. We have 29 stores across the UK including our UK flagship store on Oxford Street, which opened in November 2015.
Robert Dyas has traded since 1872 and was acquired in 2012. The business has a strong Home, DIY & Garden brand with just under 100 stores in the South of England.
The London Graphic Centre was acquired by the Theo Paphitis
Retail Group in 2016. They are the leading supplier of material to the
art and design community.
For more information about our businesses visit our web sites
As part of our plans to make our businesses even more successful we want to recruit commercially focussed graduates looking for a career in retail. We are “Passionate about Retail” so we want people who are passionate about what they do, but who are also resilient, flexible, good team players with an eye for detail. We’re also looking for a mix of bright ideas and common sense.
In return we offer a real job from day one, but with the support of a
commercial mentor and externally accredited management development
Meet a Success Story
- Name: Teresa McClean
- Role: Commerical Assistant
- Joined: November 2017
Describe TPRG in 3 words? Ambitious, Challenging, Enriching
What is it like to work at TPRG?
Working at TPRG is a unique experience, with each day providing a range of opportunities to get involved with different aspects of the business. Individuals are entrusted with high level-responsibilities which involve interacting with colleagues across all functional areas. As a graduate, I find that TPRG provides a thriving environment in which to gain valuable exposure to the retail industry, and means for personal development. TPRG colleagues create a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, whilst recognising and rewarding individuals for their hard work and efforts.
Tell me about your career progression/on-going development with TPRG?
Following a successful application to the Graduate Programme, I joined TPRG in November 2017 as a Commercial Assistant to the Group CEO. After being trained on several analytical tools, I began working on a variety of projects across the Group. I have been privileged to be invited to prestigious retail events, such as Retail Week Live, where I have had the opportunity to attend insightful talks by the CEOs and directors of top retailers in the UK. TPRG’s focus on Learning & Development has enabled me to enrol on the Oxford Summer School Academy Programme 2018. The course concentrates on enhancing the understanding and management of the key retail resources and will be an invaluable advancement to my role and career progression at TPRG.
What is a typical working day like?
A typical working day at TPRG could mean contributing towards a variety of projects across the Group, such as the use of analytical softwares to evaluate customer behaviours and trends; providing data for benchmark analysis; preparing information for an investment proposal or attending trade meetings to gain an insight into the overall operations of the business.