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Founded by Charles Henry Harrod in 1849, Harrods is a known as a luxury department store in Knightsbridge. H Beauty was launched in 2020, operating as large dedicated Harrods beauty halls, with five halls planned to open before the end of 2022.

Harrods was acquired by House of Fraser in 1959, which in turn was purchased by the Fayed brothers in 1985. In May 2010, Harrods was sold to Qatar Holdings, the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar.

In recent years Harrods has significantly invested into expanding its beauty offering, first through the ‘Beauty Masterplan’, an investment project that saw the opening of a new 90,000 sq ft Beauty Hall in the Knightsbridge store in 2019, and more recently through the launch of H beauty.

For more news about H Beauty, see our related stories below company information.

Company Information
Annual Sales:
£2.1 billion (Harrods, 2023)
£831.6 million (Harrods, 2023)
Segments / Shopping Categories:
Beauty; Skincare; Haircare; Body; Makeup; Bath; Accessories
Company Size (No. of Employees):
4,000 (Harrods)
Parent Company/Key Investors:
Qatar Investment Authority
Payment Methods:
Debit card; Credit card; American Express; UnionPay; PayPal
Delivery Options:
Delivery available via Harrods website:Standard delivery; Nominated Day delivery; Click and Collect
Key Countries Shipped To:
UK; USA; EU; Australia; China; UAE
UK Standalone Stores:
Head Office Address:
87-135 Brompton Road London SW1X 7XL
Head Office Telephone:
020 7730 1234
Website Traffic:
5.94 million (on desktop and mobile in last 6 months). Source: SimilarWeb
PR Company:

Harrods/H Beauty usually handles its own PR.

Sarah Blackwell - General Manager

Robin Counihan - PR Manager

Alice Davison - PR Manager

Charles Henry Harrod
Chief Executive:
Michael Ward
Retail Director:
Laura Brown
Merchandising Director:
Rupert Symes
Head of Buying:
Kate Woodhead
Chief Financial Officer:
Tim Parker
HR Director:
Abi Weeks
Head of Marketing:
Sophie Murray
Beauty Director:
Annalise Fard
Buying Director:
Kate Colthup
Design Director:
Mark Arnold
Head of Sustainability:
Rebecca Morgan
Digital Director:
Caitlin Innes
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