New Kingdom of Leather chief

Kingdom of Leather, which was bought by the world's largest furniture manufacturer Natuzzi last year, has appointed former Claire's Accessories chief Lyle Finlay as managing director.

He replaces temporary boss Gary Greenbaum, who took charge after Steve Adams' move to Furnitureland in March.

Finlay will oversee store refurbishments and openings. He said: 'I'm very excited about it. I wouldn't join a business that didn't have growth potential.'

Mike Storey has been appointed marketing director.