All Profiles articles – Page 10

  • Paperchase

    Timothy Melgund

    August 12 2011

    Having weathered the collapse of Borders UK, the media-shy Paperchase boss has led from the front and driven the stationery retailer through tricky times. By Nicola Harrison

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    Larry Meyer

    August 5 2011

    In suitably tough, no-nonsense New York style, the Forever 21 boss has signalled the US fast fashion retailer’s intent to take the UK by storm. Gemma Goldfingle reports

  • Trevor Moore, chief executive of camera specialist Jessops

    Profile: Trevor Moore

    July 29 2011

    Having learned the retail ropes at Phones 4U, the Jessops chief executive is now thriving in a targets-focused environment, says Nicola Harrison

  • Steve Johnson, Chairman, Dreams

    Steve Johnson

    July 22 2011

    Never afraid of a challenge, the new Dreams chairman is well equipped to take on the difficult big-ticket sector. Nicola Harrison reports

  • Sir Tom Hunter

    Sir Tom Hunter

    July 15 2011

    On the eve of forging a retail partnership with Mike Ashley, Sir Tom Hunter intends to make use of Sports Direct’s deep pockets. George MacDonald reports

  • Paul McGowan

    Paul McGowan

    July 8 2011

    The Hilco boss has an uneviable reputation as the ‘undertaker’ of the high street, but the bad press is only one side of the story. Nicola Harrison reports

  • Colin Temple, Managing director, Schuh

    Colin Temple

    July 1 2011

    The managing director of Schuh believes selling the business to Genesco makes good commercial sense, and is aiming for rapid expansion. By Gemma Goldfingle

  • Darren Blackhurst

    Profile: New B&Q commercial director Darren Blackhurst

    June 17 2011

    Former Matalan boss Darren Blackhurst has been appointed as the new commerical director at B Q. Here is Retail Week’s profile of him written in 2011.

  • The Debenhams boss may be stepping down in September

    Rob Templeman

    June 10 2011

    The Debenhams boss may be stepping down in September, but he isn’t done with retail just yet. Amy Shields talks to the retail heavyweight about his new role with the BRC

  • Nick Hollingworth, Austin Reed

    Nick Hollingworth

    June 3 2011

    The Austin Reed boss may have sold its landmark Regent Street store to new kid on the block SuperGroup, but it marks a new chapter for the menswear specialist. By George MacDonald.

  • Bob Darke, managing director, Comet

    Bob Darke


    Despite job cuts and a steep fall in sales, new managing director Bob Darke insists Comet can survive in a tough sector. George MacDonald reports.

  • Humphrey Cobbold

    Humphrey Cobbold

    May 20 2011

    This may be his first big retail role, but the Wiggle boss’s passion for entrepreneurialism and cycling are keeping the etailer’s wheels turning at an impressive rate, says Nicola Harrison

  • Julia Reynolds likes a challenge, and her new role heading up struggling outdoors retailer Blacks Leisure will give her just that.

    Julia Reynolds

    May 13 2011

    The Figleaves boss is swapping cup sizes for crampons as she takes on the difficult task of completing outdoor retailer Blacks’ turnaround. Gemma Goldfingle reports

  • Kevin Hawkins

    Kevin Hawkins

    May 6 2011

    Never far from the action, Kevin Hawkins has eschewed retirement on the golf course for the chance to head up a new Government retail taskforce. George MacDonald finds out why.

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    Stephen Craig


    He’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but the All Saints boss is not concerned with making friends. As Jessica Brown reports, his aim is to ‘do a Burberry’ with the high street retailer

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    Tom Singh

    April 1 2011

    New Look’s founder is once again in charge of the fast-fashion retailer, and in the face of stiff competition it needs his product expertise now more than ever.

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    Rob Feldman

    April 1 2011

    Chief executive, Brand Alley

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    Clinton Lewin

    March 25 2011

    As Clinton Cards posts results, Nicola Harrison talks to the group managing director about growing up in the business and what the year ahead holds.

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    Mohammed Hussain


    Managing director, Mobile Fun

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    Richard Hodgson


    Having played pivotal roles at Waitrose and Asda, Richard Hodgson is now at the heart of the next phase of Morrisons’ growth, in particular driving own-brand.