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90 Derrick Campbell (40)

Managing director, Lyle & Scott

Derrick Campbell made the headlines last year when he said he’d rather burn £1m worth of stock than discount it.

This year, the man behind the popular eagle-breasted, V-neck knits has kept a lower profile, but his collections have flown out of many independents, as the trend for heritage pieces grows.

It’s been said that to stock Lyle & Scott is as good as a licence to print money, with one independent dedicating some 50% of its floor space to the brand. But Campbell needs to further develop other product categories in line with the knitwear to ensure it maintains its cult status

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