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Exclusive: Horton leaves Hoopers after eight years

Hoopers’ managing director Anne Horton has left the business after eight years, following a management restructure.

Owners- husband and wife team David and Patricia Thompson – have promoted their daughter, current chairman Katie Woodward, to the new role of executive chairman, effectively combining the roles of chairman and managing director.

A statement issued today said the move was taken “after the full consideration of many operational factors”.

The statement added: “The Thompson family wish to thank Anne most sincerely for her dedication, hard work and loyalty during the period of her managing directorship, as well as offering her all the best for the future.”
The restructure sees other changes to the team.

Homewears buyer Debra Angus, who has been with the company for 10 years, will be taking on a new role as stores and buying controller based in Tunbridge Wells.

Stewart Woodward has been appointed executive assistant working under both Katie Woodward and Angus.

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