Debenhams seeks Wolverhampton’s superstar to open new store

Debenhams is on the hunt for a local hero to open its new department store in Wolverhampton on Thursday October 12.

The winner will be get a preview of the West Midlands store before it opens, receive a styling session with a personal shopper and have the honour of cutting the ribbon.

The prize also includes a beauty makeover, in addition to £200 to spend on Debenhams’ exclusive ranges from designers such as the Star by Julien Macdonald range, J by Jasper Conran, No1. by Jenny Packham and Studio by Preen, as well as beauty brands.

Nominations are being accepted up to Friday September 29 and should include contact details for the nominee, a photograph, as well as the reasons for the nomination. These can then be sent via email to, or in writing to: Havas PR, 26 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AL

Alison Young, store manager for the new Debenhams Wolverhampton store, said: “The team and I can’t wait to introduce ourselves to our customers and show them the store. Wolverhampton has a strong community spirit, so we’re really looking forward to seeing the entries and hearing about all the great people that live in the area.”

Debenhams Wolverhampton has created more than 150 jobs in the local area and is part of the redevelopment programme taking place at The Mander Centre, which is set for completion this Autumn.

Debenhams trades out of more than 260 stores across 27 countries. The business serves over 19 million customers with over 5 million visits online per week and deliveries to 60 countries.


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