Mr. Duncan Norman – Managing Director of Owen Owen & T.J. Hughes.
Mr G. S. Conway – General Manager of the Owen Owen (Coventry) Store
He was once a well known professional Ruby Player during the 1920s read more here & here).
Total Staff 450
From many staff adverts here is a summary of the workforce:
270 will be on the sales floors of which at least 150 will be saleswomen/girls.
Senior and Junior Selling Staff for –
Haberdashery, Ribbons, Lace, Handkerchiefs, Scarves, Jewellery, Bags, Umbrellas, Perfumery, Stationery, Art Needlework, wools, Stockings, Gloves, Ladies’ Outfitting, Corsets, Woven Underwear, Overalls, Baby Linen, Coats, Gowns, Outsizes, Juvenile Wear, School Wear, Mackintoshes, Costumes, Knitwear, Blouses, Furs, Millinery, Men’s Wear, Boy’s Wear, Ladies’ Shoes, Children’s Shoes, Fabrics, Fancy Linens, Drapery, Blankets, Soft Furnishings, Cabinets, Bedsteads, Carpets and Linos, Hardware, Lampshades & Library.
25th May 1936 Female Clerks aged 18 to 23 to train in Liverpool for clerical positions in the Coventry Store. Call at the Labour Exchange Cheylesmore between 2 pm and 4 pm.
Experienced Window Display Men – Must be used to all types of departmental store display. Shorthand Typist aged 22 to 25 as Staff Office Clerk. Knowledge of dealing with personnel preferred. Juniors Aged 14-15 will also be required for these sections. Girls will be employed as despatch Clerks and Boys as Despatch Sorters and Store Porters. Junior Buyer’s Clerks aged 18 to 20 slight previous clerical knowledge an advantage. Despatch: Van Drivers, Van Porters (Age 18-20) Packers (Male). Receiving Room Male & Female Checkers (Age 18-20). Maintenance Door Men, Duty-Men, Night Watchmen, Female Cleaners. Fully Experienced Hairdressers and Beauty Culture Experts (Female). Experienced Waitresses, cooks luncheonette hands, soda fountain girls, and kitchen staff. Experienced Coat and Gown Fitters and Alteration Hands & Typists. Upholsteress fully experienced in Pelmets and loose covers.
Mrs. Elsie Thomson former Mayoress of Coventry becomes the librarian at Owen Owen. Previously she was chair of the Public Libraries Committee.
The staff also had a successful football team which played against other local company teams on a regular basis. Along with an amateur dramatics society, company dances and many other social events.