Our Business

The John Lewis Partnership is the UK’s largest employee owned business. We started as an experiment in industrial democracy by our Founder, John Spedan Lewis, who believed there was a better way of doing business.

Because of this we’re more than employees, we’re owners. That’s why we’re called Partners.

Who we are

Learn about our history, our future and business strategy

Our values

We have five Partnership values which guide our Partners

what we do

Find out about John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners

How we share power

We have a democratic network of elected councils, committees and forums