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Bank founder takes consultancy role at Cloggs

Andy Scott, founder of young fashion chain Bank, has returned to JD Sports Fashion as a consultant for the group’s new footwear acquisition, Cloggs.

Scott, who sold Bank to JD in 2007 and subsequently left in October 2010, has been re-employed on a part-time basis at the footwear etailer, which JD acquired in February.

It is believed he is assisting managing director Chris Thomas and head buyer Lucia Messenger with the etailer’s buying strategy.

“Cloggs is changing its strategy to be less discount focused,” said a source. “They’ve brought Andy in to advise on the buying and to look at bringing in new brands.”

It is not known whether the position will become full-time or if Scott has only been drafted in for the business’s transition period under its new owners.

In September 2011, Scott launched his own online venture, a womenswear website called, which sells both vintage and new product.

Scott is still listed as a director of’s parent company, Dress Me Online, but it is not clear to what extent he is still actively involved in the business.

JD confirmed Scott had joined on a consultancy basis at Cloggs but said it “couldn’t comment further”.

Last week it was revealed that JD had offered voluntary redundancy to Cloggs’ entire 35-strong head office team ahead of the relocation of its central Birmingham HQ to the site of its warehouse on the outskirts of the city.

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