Signet Jewelers poaches Jessops boss as UK sales tumble

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H Samuel and Ernest Jones owner Signet Jewelers has poached Jessops boss Neil Old to lead its British businesses, Retail Week has learned.

Old took up the tole of UK managing director this week, reporting into the US jewellery giant’s chief executive officer, Virginia Drosos.

Prior to his move, Old had spent seven years at the helm of photographic retailer Jessops, owned by Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones.

He has also held senior roles at Dixons Carphone and Kingfisher.

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