By Mark Davidson
The CEO of the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT), Eric Musgrave, left his position today after two years of service.
Musgrave played a key role in setting up the group’s Lets Make It Here campaign, which aims to make it as easy as possible for interested parties to locate firms that are still producing in the UK.
Musgrave, a PPA award winning editor who set up the much acclaimed FHM magazine and worked at a variety of fashion magazines throughout Europe, has left the association to return to a career in journalism and consultancy.
UKFT Chairman Peter Lucas said in a statement: “I can appreciate Eric’s desire to return to what is his ‘first love’.
“On behalf of the board, I would like to thank him for his efforts in a time of great change for the association and extend our good wishes for the future.”
Speaking about his departure, Musgrave commented: “Joining UKFT gave me an opportunity to help shape the future of an industry I am passionate about and I will continue to do this from a different perspective.
“I wish UKFT every success as it continues to evolve as the business network for the sector.”
Musgrave’s responsibilities will be divided between chairman Peter Lucas, Chief Operating Officer Adam Mansell and Director of International Affairs Paul Alger, as the search for a successor takes place.