Catherine Neilan is news editor of Drapers, having joined the magazine from Broadcast, where she was deputy news editor. She has also worked as a reporter at The Bookseller and Investment Adviser and has freelanced for The Guardian and the Financial Times, among others. In her spare time she is a trustee of homeless magazine The Pavement and is a regular contributor/producer for fortnightly radio show The Naked Book.
Catherine’s role at Drapers sees her oversee the team’s newsdesk, including comment, analysis and all the exclusives across the fashion industry.
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Tesco's F&F loses two department headsSubscription
Tesco fashion label F&F’s head of buying for brands and concessions and its head of buying for accessories and footwear have left the business.
Next director of womenswear Liz Catterall has been promoted to a new role with a broader remit, following long-standing product director Christos Angelides’ imminent move to the US.
Fenwick of Bond Street’s £1m Shoe Corner is the initial step in its ground floor revamp.
Made-to-order women’s footwear brand Upper Street has acquired its US rival Milk & Honey in what is thought to be a six-figure deal.
Cashmere brand Goat to open debut storeSubscription
Cashmere brand Goat is to open its first store, having signed a lease to take a unit in Mayfair.
Before taking charge of The Twenty Club, Wendy Hallett opens the door on this select event.
Fenwick has shut down the transactional arm of its website as part of a restructure, and will not relaunch it until early 2015.
USC brand director Emma Alexander exitsSubscription
USC brand director Emma Alexander has left the company with immediate effect, Drapers understands.
Marks & Spencer will open 10 stores in Saudi Arabia as part of a new deal struck with franchise partner Alhokair Fashion Retail.
TA Associates has sold “a significant” stake in lifestyle retailer Cath Kidston to private equity firm Baring Asia in what is thought to be a multi-million pound deal.