Media contacts

Here you'll find the contact information for the Partnership's communications team, the John Lewis press team and the Waitrose press team. If you have a query, please get in touch.

The Waitrose Press Office provides details of all of our latest press releases, merchandise information, branch news and general initiatives.

For press enquiries about the Waitrose food division please contact the Waitrose Press Office on 01344 825080 or go to the Waitrose Media Centre (waitrose.pressarea.com). For out of office hours enquiries please contact the Waitrose Press Office on 01344 825922. (For urgent out of hours press calls only). 


Christine Watts

Christine Watts

Communications Director 

Tel: 01344 825985
Christine leads the development and delivery of the communications strategy for Waitrose.


Graeme Buck

Graeme Buck

Head of Communications

Tel: 01344 826163
Graeme leads the Communications Team which includes corporate and consumer PR, Partner (internal) communications and public affairs.


Kate Jeater

Kate Jeater

Assistant to Communications Director 

Tel: 01344 824172
Kate provides support to the Communications Director.


Gill Smith

Gill Smith

Senior PR Manager (Corporate)

Tel: 01344 825165
Gill manages the corporate PR team, dealing with business issues, food issues and corporate announcements.


Kate Knight

Kate Knight

Senior Manager Public Affairs

Tel: 01344 826763
Kate manages enquiries about Parliamentary relations.


James Armstrong

James Armstrong

Corporate Communications Manager

Tel: 01344 824657
James manages inquiries about Business to Business, export, ecommerce, the Waitrose estate and business initiatives.


Ellie Gillingham

Ellie Gillingham

Press Officer Corporate

Tel: 01344 824916
Ellie looks after enquiries about business initiatives and activity, nutrition and health, and branch PR.


Laura Blumenthal

Laura Blumenthal

Press Officer Corporate

Tel: 01344 825845
Laura manages enquiries about business initiatives, plus responsible sourcing, nutrition and health.


Jess Hughes

Jess Hughes

Senior PR Manager (Projects)

Tel: 01344 824294
Jess looks after PR for Waitrose initiatives and ​manages the Waitrose Food & Drink Report.


Hannah Chance

Hannah Chance

Communications Manager Corporate

Tel: 01344 826804
Hannah manages enquiries about business initiatives and activity including marketing related stories.


Nathalie Heath

Nathalie Heath

Senior PR Manager, Consumer

Tel: 01344 824158
Nathalie manages the consumer PR team.


Karla Graves

Karla Graves

Consumer Communications Manager

Tel: 01344 825204
Karla is responsible for consumer product PR, answering journalist enquiries and liaising with media about new range launches.


Kelly Rayney

Kelly Rayney

PR Coordinator (Consumer)

Tel: 01344 824787
Kelly is responsible for consumer product PR and providing the media with product information and samples.


Bethan Davies

Bethan Davies

Senior Press Officer (Consumer)

Tel: 01344 825025
Bethan is responsible for food and wine PR, dealing with media enquiries and securing product placement for new products.


Hayley Soper

Hayley Soper

Press Officer (Consumer)

Tel: 01344 824896
Hayley works in the consumer PR team helping to coordinate product PR, dealing with press enquiries and offering support to the consumer team.


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Jessica Simms

Communications Assistant

Tel: 01344 826276

Jessica provides administrative support to the PR team and coordinates all filming requests.