Holland & Barrett, Robert Dyas, Ryman, and Boux Avenue to use Fourth’s workforce management technology


Fourth, the leading global software provider for the retail and hospitality sectors, has today announced partnerships with two of the UK’s leading retail brands in Holland & Barrett and the Theo Paphitis Retail Group (TPRG) – which includes popular high street brands Robert Dyas, Ryman, and Boux Avenue.

This partnership will see Fourth’s cutting-edge workforce management technology implemented in over 1,000 stores across the UK for almost 10,000 employees of Holland & Barrett and TPRG. In 2022, Fourth will apply its technology portfolio to help streamline and modernise the businesses including: Fourth Engage, MySchedules, and Fourth’s enhanced productivity tools. This fully integrated system will help both businesses manage the full employee lifecycle from hiring and onboarding, through to scheduling, paying, engaging, and ultimately retaining their employees.

Fourth has helped thousands of businesses across both hospitality and retail to improve their workforce management capabilities, providing seamless contact between employee and employer throughout the pandemic as well as helping businesses to implement transparent furlough and earnt wages protocols. It’s this technology and expertise that both Holland & Barrett and TPRG will benefit from for their respective companies for the foreseeable future.

Caroline Kitcher from Holland & Barrett commented on choosing Fourth to help manage their workforce management software: “Following the pandemic, improving our colleagues experience has been on the top of our priority list and so we looked to Fourth to help us advance the way we use HR technology to support our colleagues in relation to their employment lifecycle, as well as providing the business with powerful MI and insights. Fourth’s tech platform and initiatives will help us transform our colleagues experience for the better, enabling change and agility to our growing workforce and we look forward to seeing its positive impact.”

Laura Keane from TPRG also spoke about working with Fourth:  “At TPRG, we’ve been looking for a way to rejuvenate and replace complex systems and processes with an up to date and modern workforce management system, I’m pleased to say we’ve found that with Fourth. We’re looking forward to seeing how Fourth’s tech helps to empower our employees to succeed with the new workforce management system, its functionalities and capabilities.”

Sebastien Sepierre, Managing Director – EMEA, Fourth, said: “This is a huge step for us here at Fourth. With both Holland & Barrett and TPRG investing in Fourth to take forward their workforce management, we are proud to be bringing our technology to the support of their workforces in the near future and seeing the positive impact it has during this incredibly important time for the retail sector.”

He added: “The importance of fast, seamless, and transparent communication between employer and employee couldn’t be more important going forward out of the pandemic. Greater reliance on technology that can bring forth this evolution is going to be of high importance and that’s why both TPRG and Holland & Barrett have decided now is the time to work with Fourth.”