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Grant Thornton appoints Knight head of retail

Grant Thornton appoints Knight head of retail

Knight has over 20 years’ of financial advisory experience in the retail, wholesale, travel and tourism industries having worked with companies including Littlewoods, Burton Group (now Arcadia Group), Sears, Selfridges, Jaeger, MyTravel and Boots. According to Grant Thornton, Knight will

Spar UK boss to step down next year

Spar UK boss to step down next year

Jerry Marwood, managing director of Spar UK, has announced his decision to leave the company next summer, after nearly nine years in the role. According to the company, Marwood is keen to seek new challenges. He was appointed as managing

Samsung recruits digital campaign manager

Samsung Electronics UK has appointed Laura Dance digital campaign manager as part of the company’s strategy to build online consumer engagement. Dance will be working across the business, responsible for the planning and development of digital campaigns and key brand

Vinopolis appoints Cox as managing director

Vinopolis appoints Cox as managing director

London’s wine tasting venue, Vinopolis, has appointed Samantha Cox as its managing director, effective from 15 November 2010. Cox was previously sales and marketing director at the city caterer, Chester Boyd. According to the company, her experience in the food

TJ Hughes appoints new chief executive

Discount department store, TJ Hughes, has appointed Beatrice Lafon as chief executive; replacing Sue Tennant, who will be leaving at the end of the year. Lafon was recently chief executive of Etam Group in the Netherlands and was previously commercial

Samsung appoints pr manager

Samsumg Electronics has appointed of Sally Clift as pr manager for Samsung UK. Reporting into Rachel Cameron, head of pr Samsung UK, Clift will be responsible for campaign and day-to-day pr across the mobile, print, display and digital Imaging divisions

Consumer Goods Forum appoints co-chairs

The Consumer Goods Forum has elected Muhtar Kent, chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, and Lars Olofsson, CEO of Carrefour, the world’s second-largest retailer, as its new co-chairs. Jointly, the co-chairs will drive cross-industry collaborative action on sustainability, consumer