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Ann Summers

Iconic lingerie and adult toy brand chooses THRIVE to transform learning and onboarding for its international teams.

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A retail powerhouse

Ann Summers is a British-born, multinational retailer, specialising in lingerie and adult toys. Since its first shop opened in 1970, the brand has revolutionised and led the industry, growing to 140+ stores across the UK, Spain and Ireland in the process.

With over 1,000 frontline retail employees in the UK alone, Ann Summers needed to give them on-demand access to learning opportunities and key communications, and the ability to connect and collaborate with their peers. From day one, through onboarding, and beyond.

Measuring up for a snug fit

With so many employees that aren’t desk-based, a solution that works as effectively on mobile as it does on a laptop was a key priority for the Ann Summers team.

Add to this bite-sized, visual content that their employees can engage with at their own speed, and they found the perfect fit for their learning culture in THRIVE

More collaboration. More opportunities to learn

Now, every new employee receives a personalised, frictionless onboarding experience through THRIVE, giving them access to the learning content they need to perform and progress their careers from day dot.

And, whether they’re in head office or on the shop floor, Ann Summers’ teams can connect, collaborate and learn from each other round the clock in an organic, social, user-driven way.

“Innovative. Revolutionary. Fresh”

Becky West, Learning & Development Partner at Ann Summers, said:

“We are thrilled to be entering this partnership with THRIVE, which will allow us to unite everyone with our learning strategy and streamline communication. We needed a mobile solution for our frontline staff, and we chose to work with THRIVE because they are the most innovative solution out there for learning needs that correlate with our brand.”

“Feedback from our initial super users has been fantastic. Straight away, they knew how to use it because THRIVE is super intuitive and easy to use.”

Becky West Learning & Development Partner at Ann Summers

Ann Summers

"I would definitely recommend THRIVE to other organisations. All your learning is in one place and it’s incredibly social. It’s a place where your teams will want to go to learn"

5 stars

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