Halifax-based Heritage Cashmere is celebrating Yorkshire Day with a thriving design-led, luxury fashion business in the county and the appointment of a new Group CEO for its parent company Prodesse, headquartered in Hong Kong.
Heritage Cashmere has recruited Andrew Sykes as its new Group CEO, based out of Halifax, West Yorkshire. Sykes joins the Yorkshire company from a 25 year career in textiles manufacturing in the UK. In his most recent role, Sykes was the managing director of a leading UK floorcoverings company and responsible for a multi-million pound turnover.
Sykes will spearhead business growth and development at Heritage Cashmere, targeting both new and existing customers. Heritage Cashmere has more than 20 years’ experience in manufacturing scarves and knitwear and is recognized as a design-led company, supplying both the fashion industry and retail trade. The business works in close collaboration with its customers to design contemporary and classic products, which are sold by leading retailers and well known, high end fashion brands.
Commenting on his appointment, Sykes said: “I’m delighted to be joining a thriving Yorkshire-based business and especially on Yorkshire Day. Yorkshire was once known as the centre of the woollen industry and in the early 1900s had a strong reputation as a leading producer of cloths and fine woollens. With its design-led focus and expertise in supplying luxury accessories and knitwear, Heritage Cashmere is helping, in part, to continue that tradition today.
“I’m looking forward to leading a passionate and experienced team on the next phase of Heritage Cashmere’s development. I believe that, in partnership with new and existing customers, we can maximise the company’s full sales potential and accelerate Heritage Cashmere’s success to date,” Sykes said.
John Kaye, Group Chairman, said: “We are delighted Andrew is joining Heritage Cashmere at this exciting time. With his wealth of management experience and expertise, the Board has no doubt that he will strengthen the Heritage Cashmere business.”
For further information, please contact Heritage Cashmere on: +44 (0)1422 247800