This is a really interesting article which makes a big deal about Paula being female... however, I think the greater interest in this story is about where she started!

Joining the business as a graduate trainee and has gradually risen through the ranks to the heady heights of the Managing Director post is what makes this story a great read. 

There are many businesses fighting these days over the best talent in the industry, looking for fresh graduates to join them at grass roots and this story shows that over time, through hard work and dedication, loyalty and by working in a supportive, structured, nurturing environment you can progress through the ranks and have a truly flourishing career.

Well done Paula and well done John Lewis!