Barry is currently Managing Director of John Lewis in Edinburgh.

Barry Blamire

Barry Blamire is Head of Branch at John Lewis Edinburgh as well as a Board member of the Scottish Retail Consortium.

Barry Blamire

Barry is Head of Branch at John Lewis Edinburgh as well as a Board member of the Scottish Retail Consortium

After gaining a Business Management degree from Newcastle University, Barry joined the John Lewis Graduate Training scheme. He has worked in a variety of management roles at eight John Lewis department stores across the UK and also held two Head Office roles in London. He moved to Edinburgh in 2012 to take the reins at the flagship John Lewis department store located in the St James Centre. In addition to his role at Essential Edinburgh, Barry is a Board member of the Scottish Retail Consortium.

Barry is married with two children and splits his time between Edinburgh and Hexham, Northumberland.