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Crew Clothing appoints new CEO

UK retailer Crew Clothing has appointed former Ecco Europe managing director David Butler as its new CEO, it has emerged.

Butler previously worked at Ecco’s European business as its managing director for six years until 2016. 

His past roles include interim head of operations at retail franchising company MAF Fashion, where he worked for less than a year in 2010.

He began his career at BHS in 1999, joining as senior store manager before becoming store development manager in 2005. He left in the same year to join cash-and-carry wholesaler Makro as UK operations manager.

Crew Clothing was sold last month by its founder Alastair Parker-Swift and private equity firm Livingbridge, which owned 25% of the retail chain.

The brand’s previous chief executive, Louise Barnes, stepped down after the sale took place.

Its latest set of accounts, filed with Companies House, show that EBITDA slumped by 18.2% to £2.4m in the year to 30 October 2016.

Pre-tax losses at the retailer increased from £2.5m to £2.9m last year following investment in its head office. However, turnover rose by 5.9% to £58.3m.

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