Fat Face brings in chief exec to prepare for float

Fashion retailer Fat Face has created the role of chief executive as its goes for growth ahead of a possible flotation.

Former Monsoon brand director Louise Barnes took up the post last week, supporting founders and joint managing directors Julian Leaver and Tim Slade. Their stated ambition is to float Fat Face next year.

The surf, ski and boardwear retailer has 60 stores in the UK and sales of approximately£50 million.