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Ex-N Brown boss Alan White steps in as chairman at Hotter Shoes

Former chief executive of N Brown Alan White has been appointed chairman of British footwear manufacturer and retailer Hotter Shoes to drive international expansion at the company.

White, who headed the home shopping group for a decade to June 2013, takes up his position at Hotter Shoes with immediate effect, replacing Peter Chappelow.

The move follows the sale of Hotter Shoes to private equity firm Electra in a £200m deal in January.

Peter Taylor, chief executive of Hotter and former managing director of wellington brand Hunter, said White’s experience will be “invaluable” to the brand.

He added: “Alan brings a wealth of home shopping experience as well as direct knowledge of retail and international expansion. His knowledge and advice will be invaluable in helping us continue to grow the business over the coming years.”

Skelmersdale-based Hotter Shoes currently has 66 standalone stores in the UK, up from just five in 2010.

White said Hotter Shoes is “ideally positioned” for further expansion due to the growth in the company’s target over-50s market.

He added: “Hotter has a strong track record of successful growth and is ideally positioned to continue this trend as it operates in a growing demographic segment, has a strong product and customer ethos and is developing a profitable international presence.”

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