- Contact Name
- Tracey Renshaw
- Business Type
- Business Telephone
- 0207 935 4422
- Fax Number
- 0207 224 1421
Marks and Spencer plc
Waterside House, 35 North Wharf Road, London, W2 1NW
- Marks and Spencer plc is a major British retailer headquartered in the City of Westminster, London, with 703 stores in the United Kingdom and 361 stores spread across more than 40 countries.It specialises in the selling of clothing and luxury food products. M&S was founded in 1884 by Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer in Leeds.
In 1998, it became the first British retailer to make a pre-tax profit of over £1 billion] though a few years later it plunged into a crisis which lasted for several years. In November 2009, it was announced that Marc Bolland, formerly of Morrisons,would take over as chief executive from Executive Chairman Stuart Rose in early 2010; Rose remained in the role of non-executive Chairman until he was replaced by Robert Swannell in January 2011.
It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
These details were last updated on Thursday 24th January 2013