15 February 2021
Dunelm Group plc
Confirmation of Board Changes
Further to the announcement on 14 January 2021, Dunelm Group plc ("Dunelm" or the "Company"), the UK's leading homewares retailer, is pleased to confirm that Arja Taaveniku has today joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director.
No further disclosures are required under LR 9.6.14 with respect to this appointment, and together with her 'persons closely associated' Arja currently has no beneficial interests in the Company's ordinary shares of one pence each
For further information, please contact:
Simon Hockridge/ Rachel Mann/ Pete Lambie
Notes to Editors
Dunelm was founded in 1979 as a market stall business, selling ready-made curtains. The first shop was opened in Leicester in 1984 and over the following years the business developed into a successful chain of high street shops before expanding, following the opening of the first Dunelm superstore in 1991, into broader homewares categories. Dunelm is now a multi-channel retailer, with dunelm.com being launched in 2005.
Dunelm is market leader in the £14bn UK Homewares market and active in the £12bn UK furniture market. It currently operates 174 stores, of which the majority are out-of-town, and trades online through www.dunelm.com. Dunelm employees approximately 10,000 colleagues and sells approximately 50,000 product lines (including store and online exclusives).
Dunelm, "The Home of Homes", offers a customer proposition of style, value, quality and ease of shopping. From its textiles heritage, in areas such as bedding, curtains, cushions, quilts and pillows, Dunelm has broadened its product range to a complete homewares offer including the likes of kitchenware, dining, lighting, seasonal, wall art and rugs. Dunelm is one of the few national retailers to offer an authoritative selection of curtain fabrics by the metre and owns a specialist UK facility dedicated to producing made-to-measure curtains and blinds.
The product range includes many exclusive, own brand designs and owned premium brands such as Dorma and Fogarty. This is augmented by a range of other well-known brands and licence agreements.
Dunelm has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since October 2006 (DNLM.L) and has a current market capitalisation of approximately £2.7bn.