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Duncumb set to exit Intimas

Intimas chief executive Carol Duncumb is planning to go back to her branded roots as she prepares to relinquish her role at the lingerie group in August.

Duncumb will leave after six years at the business, having helped drive its Lepel lingerie brand and completed the acquisition of the Charnos business in 2006. Chairman John Gibson will take on the role of executive chairman on a temporary basis.

The announcement follows a two-month strategic review. Sales at Intimas fell 8% to £19.5 million for the year to December 3, with the company reporting a pre-tax loss of £3.6m compared with a profit of £1.07m the previous year.

Duncumb said: “It was my decision to leave. I didn’t want to run a public company any more and my skills lie in operating brands. You can’t run a business without getting emotionally involved.”

Readers' comments (1)

  • Hi Carol,
    We have worked with you for over a decade with various Brands.It was very exciting,kept us on our toes & your moral boost, co-operation, put us on the right track, after which there was no looking back, you gave us new avenues.
    Our Family,Staff & Factories,miss working with you.We shall always welcome & be anxious to get associated with you.
    At the same we are confident enough that your laurels should take you far beyond your expectations.
    Wish you all the Best for your new ventures.
    Thanks for all the opportunities given during our tenure of business relationships.
    Once again we are always with you.
    In our Bouquet of Flowers you shall always reign Supreme.

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