Chief executive, Pentland Brands
Never one to sit still, 2012 has been a busy year for Pentland Brands chief executive Andy Rubin. In September, the family-run firm increased its international reach with the acquisition of rugby brand Canterbury of New Zealand in a deal thought to be worth £22.7m, while its latest set of financial results reported a 17.3% rise in sales to £1.5bn in 2011. Recruiting the best global talent has been one of the secrets to Pentland’s success, and this year it was also the only fashion business to make the UK’s Best Workplaces 2012 list, compiled by consultancy Great Place to Work.
- Last year’s position 47
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