John Lewis are taking an ambitious leap into the world of home improvement services, having acquired the home improvement company Opun. Opun specialise in large-scale home improvement projects, from kitchen and bathroom renovations to extensions and loft conversions. By integrating the firm into John Lewis's existing Home Solutions provision, John Lewis are planning on being able to offer a full extension service, from design and planning to building.
Home Solutions already allows John Lewis customers to source and book tradespeople for a range of home improvement projects, but combining it with the services offered by Opun will push the retailer's home improvement offering to a new level.
Sean Allam, Partner & Director, Services, at John Lewis & Partners says, 'Last year’s acquisition of Opun demonstrated our ambition in the home services market and today’s announcement marks a critical next step as we look to strengthen and grow our services business. Bringing the teams together is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively, share knowledge and collectively learn in the fast-paced home improvement market and create opportunities for growth.'
Meanwhile, Rod Brown, co-founder of Opun, also commented, 'Joining the John Lewis Partnership has been an exciting move for Opun, especially now we are combining with Home Solutions. We know the two businesses stand for the same values – putting customers first and delivering a world class service. We know there are great opportunities which exist in the home improvement market so it’s exciting to be stepping into the next phase as one business.'
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