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The Perfume Shop champions women as it appoints two new female directors

Chloe Burney
28 March 2024

The Perfume Shop, which reported record sales in 2023, has bolstered its leadership team with the appointment of two new directors, Karen Harris and Laura Wilkinson, to support its "future-fit" strategy.

Karen Harris, previously Head of Marketing at The Perfume Shop, will take up the position of Customer Director. In her new role, Harris will be responsible for customers, loyalty, marketing and PR.

Karen Harris, Customer Director

Laura Wilkinson, previously Head of Digital at The Perfume Shop, will take up the position of Online Business Director. She will be responsible for the evolution of the retailer’s online business via its website and mobile app.

Both roles will form part of The Perfume Shop’s leadership team.

Laura Wilkinson, Online Business Director

The Perfume Shop also published its 2023 Gender Pay Gap report. Covering 1639 employees, the report reveals that in its stores, the median Gender Pay Gap is 0.95%, reflecting the company’s equal pay policy.

Within The Perfume Shop’s Head Office, the average gender pay gap is -3.97%, reflecting the high number of females within senior roles and its commitment to supporting women’s growth within the workplace.

Gill Smith, Managing Director, said: "We’re pleased to announce Karen and Laura’s new positions within our Leadership Team and know that their proven expertise and passion will continue to help deliver our strategy to be the UK’s favourite O+O perfume retailer.

"We’re also pleased to see this year’s improvements in our Gender Pay Gap results. With more initiatives planned to continue to build on these results, we’re confident that our values, opportunities and benefits make The Perfume Shop a really special place to work for everyone. "

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