It's not just a family affair

October 04, 2021

"Hopefully all our team can see that we value hard work, determination and that we are ready and prepared to invest in home grown talent" - John Stevenson - Joint CEO
Kelsey Alderman, newly appointed as Stevensons first Sales Director

Kelsey Alderman, newly appointed as Stevensons first Sales Director

Gavin Cocksedge, appointed as Stevensons first Commercial Director

Gavin Cocksedge, appointed as Stevensons first Commercial Director

Since its inception in 1925, Stevensons - the UK’s largest independent School Uniform Retailer - has been led by successive generations of the founding Stevenson family.  

The recent growth that saw the company recognised as one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report, has been guided by the Joint CEO brothers, Mark, and John Stevenson with the support of their sister, Mary, as Finance Director. All that is now set to change.

Two new Directors have been appointed from outside the family, both who are long term employees:

Kelsey Alderman, newly appointed as Stevensons first Sales Director, joined as a summer temp just 11 years ago following experience gathering roles in Stores, Customer Services, Account Management and Business Development. The addition to the board, takes the company well above the UK Government target for female Board level Directors. 

Gavin Cocksedge, has also been appointed as Stevensons first Commercial Director, having joined in 2012 as a Business Development Manager. Gavin has masterminded the growth of the New Business and Account Management Team over the last 4 years delivering consistent year-on-year growth in the number of new schools the company partner with, to over 550 across the UK.

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