Managing director, Topman
It’s his ability to flex with market changes and deliver strong figures that’s kept Shepherd as top man at Topman for so long. Starting out as a Saturday boy in Topshop, he’s kicked Topman on again this year, beating competitors to the punch with the big trends. Industry insiders say Topman is Arcadia’s best-performing fascia, with some of the strongest like-for-like sales on the high street. Combine that with international expansion in the US, cool collaborations with the likes of footwear label Mr Hare and a broader branded offer, and Topman is all set for a strong 2012.
Don’t mention… The ‘domestic violence’ T-shirt.
Last year’s position 35