ASTLEY CLARKE HERALDS NEW GLOBAL EXPANSION

June 2013 – Astley Clarke, the leading British luxury jewellery brand today announced an ambitious drive into new global markets with the appointment of Scott Thomson as Managing Director.

Online PR News – 11-June-2013 – London – June 2013 – Astley Clarke, the leading British luxury jewellery brand today announced an ambitious drive into new global markets with the appointment of Scott Thomson as Managing Director.

Scott will work closely with Founder and Executive Chairman Bec Astley Clarke, who will be actively involved in the brand and communications side of the business.

Bec Astley Clarke states: “We are absolutely thrilled to have Scott on board as Managing Director. Astley Clarke is at an important stage of growth and Scott’s wealth of experience in building iconic international brands and his strategic vision is pivotal to establishing Astley Clarke as an International multi-channel, Luxury brand.”

Scott added: “I am joining a business that has a wealth of creative talent and am excited about introducing the Brand to a broader global audience”

Scott will bring a comprehensive understanding of the luxury industry and of scaling and managing all aspects of a business.

Most recently as CEO at Claudia Schiffer Scott created a number of collaborations in the luxury sector but it was as Managing Director of women’s lifestyle footwear brand FitFlop, working alongside Marcia Kilgore, that he developed from start up a brand present in over 40 countries which went on to become the category leader.

Thomson studied chemistry at Brunel University before joining Marks & Spencer. He later joined Peter Black where he was Managing Director of the footwear division Law Trading during the £300m Management Buyout of the Peter Black Group.

Founded in 2006, Astley Clarke has become one of the UK’s leading online and offline Luxury Fine Jewellery Brands with concessions in London stores Harrods, Liberty and Selfridges. Last year the Brand launched a US website to cater for a growing number of customers outside Europe. Backers include Index Ventures and NET-A-PORTER co-founder Carmen Busquets.

For more information, interview and business feature requests please contact PR Manager Fran Cookson on fran@astleyclarke.com

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Fran Cookson
Astley Clarke
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