Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Off The Record: June 13, 2015

Asos chief executive Nick Robertson turns his hand to abseiling, plus Alfred Brown throws a Yorkshire-style party in London

Nick Robertson, chief executive of ASOS

Nick Robertson, chief executive of Asos.com

Heady heights

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!

From left to right: Jason Hargreaves, Emma Crossland and Lee Pinnington

From left to right: Jason Hargreaves, Emma Crossland and Lee Pinnington

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.

From left to right: Lorraine Kelly, Eric Musgrave, Angela Spindler and Lisa Quinn

From left to right: Lorraine Kelly, Eric Musgrave, Angela Spindler and Lisa Quinn

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.

Alfred Brown

From left to right: John Boyle, Nigel Brown, Ian Brown and Ann Bradley of Dewhirst, Roger McArdle of Alfred Brown and Rebecca Kelley of Woolmark

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.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.