2019 saw record sales and profits as Beaverbrooks celebrated its centenary. When covid arrived in the UK, sales dropped to zero. Managing director Anna Blackburn and chairman Mark Adlestone reveal how they survived lock down and bounced back as stores reopened.
Under two years into taking control of the company, CEO Lisa Bridge found herself grappling with the greatest business challenge since World War II. What’s more, she was still in the maternity ward having just given birth to her first daughter, Rose.