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Julie Deane Cambridge Satchel company

In the news: Cambridge Satchel Company's co-founder Julie Deane profiled

The Cambridge Satchel Company’s co-founder has ambitious expansion plans at home and abroad after securing investment.

Argos managing director John Walden is being promoted to become Home Retail Group chief executive

In the news: Incoming Home Retail chief executive John Walden profiled

When John Walden arrived at Argos as managing director two years ago this month he was a complete unknown in British retail.

Burberry\'s new boss Christopher Bailey

UPDATED: Burberry's new boss Christopher Bailey profiled

Burberry’s chief creative officer will also take on the chief executive role next year, but will his fashion pedigree be enough to keep investors happy?

Stefan Barden

In the news: Wiggle incoming chief executive Stefan Barden profiled

The food industry leader may seem an unusual choice for triathlon etailer Wiggle, but success in a competitive sector and a reputation for innovation will serve him well.

José Neves

In the news: Farfetch founder José Neves profiled

The founder of clothing site Farfetch has been capitalising on his love of fashion and technology for almost 20 years and has set his sights on further expansion in the US.

Bostock is to join Coast as chief executive next month

In the news: Kate Bostock, Coast's new boss profiled

Kate Bostock, the former clothing boss at Marks & Spencer, is to join Coast next month as chief executive. Retail Week takes a look at the career of one of the biggest names in fashion.

Maxine Hargreaves-Adams

Profile: Fenn Wright Manson and Nicole Farhi's new owner, Maxine Hargreaves-Adams

After cutting her teeth at the family firm, the Matalan heiress is making a name for herself in luxury after buying Fenn Wright Manson and now Nicole Farhi.


Profile: Gillian Drakeford, Ikea country manager for the UK and Ireland

Ikea China country manager Gillian Drakeford has been appointed to head up the retailer in the UK and Ireland. Retail Week takes a look at the Ikea lifer.

Andrew Harrison

Profile: Andrew Harrison, group chief executive, Carphone Warehouse

“It’s been 18 years since I started in the basement of Marylebone Road [Carphone Warehouse’s original base]. We have been on an incredible journey,” Andrew Harrison told analysts last week.

Steve Robinson

Profile: Steve Robinson, chief operating officer, Achica

The new chief of brings experience from some of the industry’s biggest names after making the jump from accountancy.

Tim Bettley, Morrisons

Profile: Tim Bettley, commercial director of clothing, Morrisons

Morrisons’ new own-label clothing range Nutmeg could rival the other supermarkets’ fashion brands, says the grocer’s first commercial director of clothing.


Profile: Emma Fox, incoming commercial director, Halfords

Halfords will be relying on the marketer’s customer understanding to help it emphasise its service appeal.


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