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Debbi Ball quits Bank for Boohoo after less than a year

Young fashion chain Bank’s head of womenswear Debbi Ball has quit the business to join etailer Boohoo after less than a year in the role, Drapers understands.

Ball joined the JD Sports Fashion-owned retailer in March to oversee both design and buying across the whole of womenswear. She was to play a pivotal role in the company’s turnaround, after its parent reported a 2.2% dip in like-for-likes across its fashion fascias for the 26 weeks to August 3.

Bank said it had hoped to see the “first green shoots” of recovery by spring 14.

In September JD chief executive Barry Bown told Drapers that said Bank needed a “fresh perspective”, drafting former Reiss trading director Gwynn Milligan to work alongside Ball on bolstering the bottom line.

Conversely, Bohoo has had a bumper year with sales surging by 132% to £67.2m in the year to February 28. Profits during the same spell rose from £249,000 to £3.2m at the Manchester-based firm. UK sales rose 68% to £43.8m, with international revenues up from £2.9m to £23.5m.

Both Bank and Boohoo declined to comment.

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