// Barbour hires Nicola Brown as head of womenswear
// Brown will join office on December 9
Barbour has appointed Hobbs’ head of design Nicola Brown, as its new head of womenswear.
Brown will join office on December 9, according to Drapers.
She first joined Hobbs back in 2011 as senior womenswear designer, before being promoted to head of design in 2016.
- Barbour celebrates 125th year with strong sales growth
- Hobbs swings to loss despite 20% rise in turnover
Brown joins Barbour at a successful time, as earlier this year the British retailer unveiled strong sales growth for its financial year amid its 125th anniversary.
Turnover increased by 9.2 per cent to £185.3 million for the year ending April 30.
Sales climbed up by £17.1 million over the period and the retailer’s gross profit increased by 14.5 per cent to £109.5 million.
Barbour’s operating profit went up by £5.4 million.