Departing M&S marketing supremo Steven Sharp was in relaxed mood at the retailer’s results meeting on Tuesday.

Steven Sharp

Sharp, responsible for campaigns such as drafting in Twiggy as the face of M&S, was starting to feel demob happy. He has grown a beard and quipped that when he leaves the board he will also “lose the tie”.

Asked what’s next he shot back quick as a flash: “Not Next.”