John Lewis has appointed Holly Ledson as acquisitions and development manager. She will join the retail development team from fashion retailer H&M next month.

John Lewis says the appointment highlights its commitment to an expanding business.

Jeremy Collins, head of retail development, said: ‘In addition to the ‘10 in 10 new shops’ programme, we announced a second wave of acquisitions at the BCSC Conference last year and this appointment is a response to that.’