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  • Drew WalkerSubscription

    17 February 2007Updated: 16 January 2009 By Lucia Cockcroft

    After a tough few years, classic UK knitwear brand John Smedley has bounced back with ambitious sales targets and plans to grow the brand overseas.

  • Bank on BaslerSubscription

    3 March 2007Updated: 16 January 2009 By Lorna Hall

    For years, the name Basler has meant money in the till for upmarket classic womenswear retailers. But a 'safe' image presents its own problems, so how can the management team move the brand forward without alienating its core customers?

  • The Rite stuffSubscription

    26 May 2007Updated: 16 January 2009 By Laura Jackson

    After two years at the helm of kids' footwear stalwart Start-rite, managing director David Attwood outlines his plans to put the UK's oldest footwear business back in the spotlight

  • An Englishman in LASubscription

    2 June 2007Updated: 16 January 2009 By Emma Vickers

    Reiss founder David Reiss is focused on global expansion, but without losing the quintessential Englishness that has made the brand so popular

  • Turning over a new leafSubscription

    9 June 2007Updated: 16 January 2009 By Ana Santi

    As Figleaves.com founder and chairman Daniel Nabarro steps down from the chief executive role, he reveals his ideal candidate for the job and his expansion plans for the online lingerie retailer

  • Bags of potentialSubscription

    23 June 2007Updated: 16 January 2009 By Laura Jackson

    Repositioning British heritage brand Tanner Krolle as a must-have accessories label is a tough task, but chief executive Martin Mason and creative director Manuela Morin are relishing the challenge

  • Leaping aheadSubscription

    7 July 2007Updated: 16 January 2009 By Laura Weir

    After being named Drapers' Young Fashion Footwear Retailer of the Year in May, Bullfrogs owners Michael Ashison and Demian Brewster tell Laura Weir what has spawned their success

  • Paving the waySubscription

    14 July 2007Updated: 16 January 2009 By Drapers

    After 36 years in retail, Catherine Paver admits she would still rather visit a footwear trade show than go on holiday. Lucia Cockcroft meets her to find out why

  • The gloves are offSubscription

    21 July 2007Updated: 16 January 2009 By Lucia Cockcroft

    Dents has a 230-year history of glove making. But chief executive Robert Yentob tells Lucia Cockcroft that to strengthen its hand, it must modernise and get its fingers on the broader accessories market

  • Mosaic goes eastSubscription

    4 August 2007Updated: 16 January 2009 By Marino Donati

    After overcoming SARS and EU import quotas, Mosaic Fashions' Asian sourcing office, led by Richard Thomas, faces another tough task. Marino Donati finds out how it plans to keep pace with the group's expansion strategy

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