John has lived in Portsmouth all his life having grown up in Baffins and subsequently Southsea. He’s never wanted to leave and feels passionate about his city. Until the store closed in 2018, John was Head of Branch at Knight & Lee, John Lewis Southsea.
The stores closure a true reflection of the challenges facing the High Street. John now hopes to utilise his past experience in business, which gave him a great insight into the community and lives of residents.
John firmly believes Southsea has an exciting and vibrant future, however, recent times have shown there are challenges ahead.