Although the drama of last year’s inquiry into the sale of BHS is beginning to fade in the industry’s collective memory, Green slips further down the Top 100 after pre-tax profits at the Arcadia Group slumped by 79% year on year to £36.7m.
Several senior figures have left the fold over the past 12 months, including Burton managing director Wesley Taylor, Topshop/Topman retail director Craig McGregor, Topshop trading director James Mooney and Evans managing director Fiona Ross.
However, new senior appointments have been made. Green heralded a new era for Topshop/Topman after David Hagglund joined as creative director in September and Burberry’s Paul Price was named CEO. Price has already made his presence felt, overseeing a pre-Christmas merchandising shake-up. It is still early days, but a new glory era could be around the corner for the jewel in Arcadia’s crown.