How retail changed my life: M&S’ Sharry Cramond – from council estate to dream job

Sharry Cramond

When Sharry Cramond was growing up on a council estate in central Scotland she never dreamed that she would work for some of the biggest names in global retail.

However, the retail industry opened the door to phenomenal opportunities that she gladly seized, spending time in roles with giants such as Tesco and Australian firms Target and Coles before nabbing what she terms her dream role – not just any marketing director job, but the M&S Food marketing director job.

“I grew up in a happy but low-income family and didn’t have any sort of business leader role models in my life. No one would really expect me to do anything other than live in the town and work in the town,” she recalls.

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