Fat Face hunts finance director in run-up to IPO

Fashion retailer Fat Face is continuing to boost its management ahead of an eventual flotation.

The store group is seeking a new finance director to replace Helen Taylor, who last month was promoted to chief operating officer. The change follows the creation of a chief executive’s position, filled by Louise Barnes last month.

The finance director will help drive the group towards a planned IPO.

Average annual growth at the 70-store business since 1996 has been 53 per cent in sales and 45 per cent in profits.

For the year ended June last year, Fat Face produced operating profit of £2.3 million on a turnover of £23 million.