Cpp Unit 1

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• Certificate in Personnel Practice Assignment 1 CPP Unit 1 -HUMAN RESOURCE PLAN AND ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT 2008-2009 XXXXXXXX Introduction to Company X Company X has long been established as the leading UK specialised multiple retailer of fashionable branded and own brand sports and casual wear, principally through the growth of its main retail fascia, Company X. The group now has over 400 stores covering both Sports and branded fashion but it all started when Company X was founded in 1981 with one shop in the North of England. Maximum advantage was being taken from the growth in sales of international sports brands such as Adidas, Nike, Reebok and Puma and the trend to wear sportswear more and more in everyday life rather than largely on sports fields. Additionally, COMPANY X had already developed its reputation as the most innovative visual merchandiser of sportswear with the best and most exclusive and stylish ranges. The business continued to grow organically until 2002 when it acquired nearly 200 further stores with the acquisition of Business A from the business B Group. Nearly all of the stores retained from this acquired portfolio have subsequently been converted to the Company X fascia. In 2005, COMPANY X also purchased over 70 stores from the Administrators of Business C Limited thereby further consolidating its position as the leading UK retailer of fashionable sports and casual wear. COMPANY X operates in both the UK and Republic of Ireland. The Group also has a significant branded fashion offering, following the acquisition of Scotts in December 2004 and Bank Fashion in December 2007. These fascias have a combined portfolio of more than 80 stores across the UK and are well known for their dynamic approach to the branded fashion market with a new mix of brands introduced each season. The company has been 57% owned by

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