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Grace Whelan

Grace Whelan

Grace Whelan is a news reporter at Drapers, specialising in menswear and property across the magazine and website. She joined the team in 2018 after graduating from City, University of London with an MA in magazine journalism. Personal industry interests include the developing role of tech in retail and British manufacturing.

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  • Simply Be maternity range

    N Brown hires financial services CEOSubscription

    9 December 2019

    N Brown Group, which owns brands Simply Be, Jacamo, JD Williams and Ambrose Wilson, has appointed Daniel Joy as financial services CEO. 

  • Fresh Couture

    Investment sets Fresh Couture up for expansionSubscription

    9 December 2019

    Independent UK streetwear brand Fresh Couture has secured a £250,000 investment to bring its design in house and drive ecommerce sales. 

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    Debenhams splits with property directorSubscription

    9 December 2019

    Debenhams has parted ways with property director Clive Bentley, amid preparations to close 22 stores in the New Year. 

  • ms ss19 menswear

    M&S to shrink flagship storesSubscription

    9 December 2019

    Marks & Spencer is launching a review to downsize around 20 of its largest shops whereby upper floors of stores could be converted into residential or office space. 

  • Fenwick Bracknell

    Family pays dividends at FenwickSubscription

    9 December 2019

    Ailing department store chain Fenwick handed out dividends of £4.9m to its family owners last year, despite axing hundreds of roles. 

  • Ted Baker SS19

    Ted Baker seeks new chairmanSubscription

    9 December 2019

    Premium retailer Ted Baker has hired headhunters to recruit a new chairman, after a difficult year that resulted in the appointment of consultancy firm AlixPartners. 

  • Moncler

    Moncler plays down Kering takeover rumoursSubscription

    6 December 2019

    The chief executive of Italian luxury brand Moncler, Remo Ruffini, has dampened speculation around a takeover by Kering. 

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    Next proposes warehouse expansionSubscription

    6 December 2019

    High street retailer Next is reportedly seeking planning permission to build a 777,000 sq ft warehouse in Yorkshire, creating more than 1,000 jobs.

  • lillywhites

    Sports Direct offers up Lillywhites London leaseSubscription

    6 December 2019

    Sports Direct could be on the cusp of ditching its Lillywhites store on London’s Piccadilly Circus, having reportedly put its lease on the market. 

  • revo junior vice president

    Revo junior vice-president announcedSubscription

    6 December 2019

    Commercial property body Revo has announced Philip Bier, the entrepreneur that brought Copenhagen’s Flying Tiger to the UK, as its junior vice-president. 

All by Grace Whelan