Esprit has hired more staff from Inditex. Chief executive Jose Manuel Martínez Gutiérrez, who joined from Inditex last September, said it was vital to revamp the brand and provide value for money and that it would take 18 months to restructure Esprit.

Martinez was distribution and operations director at Inditex with a focus on improving the supply chain. Martinez said he had brought in four Germany-based executives from Zara to help with the overhaul.