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Oliver Spencer's commercial director departs

Oliver Spencer’s commercial director Peter Lynes has left the business.

Lynes will not be replaced. His responsibilities have been divided up among existing members of the team; primarily Spencer’s business partner Marina Wallrock, who looks after HR and marketing for the premium menswear brand.

Lynes joined Oliver Spencer in April 2014 from rival Peter Werth, where he was managing director for five years.

He began his career as sales director at Fred Perry in 1994, where he worked for almost 12 years before joining Criminal Clothing in the same role in 2006. He left a year later, in 2007, to launch fashion brand management company Naked in Bed and joined Peter Werth in 2009.

It is not known if he has another role lined up.

Spencer, Wallrock and their then business partner Peter Vainer began working together in 1989, selling vintage waistcoats at London’s Portobello Market. They opened an occasionwear store called Favourbrook on Jermyn Street a year later, in 1990. Vainer is no longer involved in the business, which is run by Spencer and Wallrock.

The Oliver Spencer brand followed in 2002. It is focused on menswear, but carries a small selection of women’s shirts and dresses.

The brand is sold in the UK through four of its own stores in London, department stores including Liberty, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols, online at Mr Porter and and via a number of premium independent menswear retailers.

The company said: “We would like to thank Peter for the significant contribution he has made to the business in his time here and wish him every success in the future.”

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