Asos chief executive Nick Robertson turns his hand to abseiling, plus Alfred Brown throws a Yorkshire-style party in London
Asos.com boss Nick Robertson went above and beyond last week to raise money for its charity Asos Foundation. The business’s co-founder raised an impressive £7,000 for abseiling down the etailer’s headquarters in Camden, north London, with proceeds going to charitable trust Udayan Care to build a new family-style home for 12 abandoned and orphaned girls in New Delhi. Well done to all involved!
Breaking new ground
Matalan’s managing director Jason Hargreaves, HR director Emma Crossland and marketing director Lee Pinnington gave Drapers a grand tour of the retailer’s new Oxford Street store on the eve of its grand unveil. For a full rundown of the shop, look out for a Matalan Shopwatch in the 4 July issue of Drapers.
Blessed art thou among women
Drapers’ Eric Musgrave got into the party spirit last week at the N Brown Group’s autumn 15 reveal. TV presenter and JD Williams ambassador Lorraine Kelly, N Brown chief executive Angela Spindler and head of womenswear Linda Quinn cosied up to the lucky editorial director to celebrate the group’s first joint-branded press event.
A right Yorkshire knees-up
To mark its 100th anniversary, Leeds worsted woven cloth manufacturer Alfred Brown took over the The Larrik pub in central London to host a celebration in true Yorkshire style. Guests from Reiss, Next, Paul Smith, Hackett, Austin Reed and John Lewis feasted on Yorkshire puddings, pork pies, English cheeses and mini fish and chips. And this wouldn’t be a Yorkie celebration without a pint of ale (or a glass of Prosecco for the southern softies). From left to right is John Boyle, Nigel Brown, Ian Brown and Ann Bradley of Dewhirst, Roger McArdle of Alfred Brown and Rebecca Kelley of Woolmark.