Fat Face CEO will step down

Fat Face chief executive Anthony Thompson will step down from his position in January after eight years with the retailer.

Thompson said he had chosen to step down while the company is “in good shape”.

Sales at the lifestyle clothing retailer rose 7.4 per cent in the year to June 2, no mean feat considering the volatile nature of the high street for the past 12 months.

Fat Face celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and is in good shape. It feels the right time for the business and for me personally to move on to new challenges and the next stage of my career,” Thompson stated.

“I shall miss Fat Face and would like to thank all the team who have been so supportive. I consider myself very fortunate to have been able to lead such a great business.”

Fat Face chairman Lord Rose added: “I would like to thank Anthony on behalf of the board for his significant contribution to the company over the past nine years and wish him every success with his future plans.

“We expect to announce his successor shortly to enable a smooth transition to allow us to build on progress over the last few years as we enter a new period of growth and investment,” he added.

Fat Face is yet to announce who will take over from Thompson ahead of his departure.

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