15th December 2021

Zara owner Inditex posts record sales and profits

The Spanish owner of Zara has reported sales and profits at record highs, as it continues to bounce back from a hit at the start of the pandemic. Inditex said sales and net profits were higher than pre-pandemic levels in the three months to the end of October. Quarterly sales were 21 per cent higher


8th December 2021

Burberry launches rental and resale with My Wardrobe HQ

Burberry has added to its circular fashion drive, with plans to launch rental and resale via a new partnership with My Wardrobe HQ. Rentals including trench coats, handbags and scarves will be available from £41 a week. Burberry’s iconic trench coat with vintage check in cotton gabardine can set customers back over £1600. Now, fans


7th December 2021

HMRC criticised for IR35 rules

HMRC’s evidence into the House of Lords Finance Bill sub-committee inquiry into off-payroll working has been criticised by self-declared IR35 experts. Lord Bridges of Headley, chair of the sub-committee, asked the government to conduct a “wholesale reform of IR35”  in October. The inquiry is a follow-up to the sub-committee’s report, Off-payroll working: treating people fairly released in April


5th December 2021

Superdry launches programme offering financial support for ethnic minority staff

Superdry has launched a new employment scheme to address financial barriers that may stop candidates from ethnic minority backgrounds from taking up roles at the business. The Growing Futures Programme provides support for candidates from ethnic minority backgrounds who are offered a job at the retailer’s Cheltenham Head Office, if there are financial obstacles that


2nd December 2021

‘We’re bigger than clothes’: Why Gymshark is opening its first flagship store

Online fitness brand Gymshark is opening its first permanent bricks-and-mortar store, in an effort to build trust with a more “tangible” presence. The flagship store will open in Regent Street, a major London shopping destination. The former J.Crew space extends to 18,000 square feet and has been acquired on a 10-year lease, with the aim


22nd April 2021

Why we’ve Decided to Plant Trees

OK, so the last year has been ‘interesting’, but we’ll never forget that it gave us the luxury of time. We had a rather rare opportunity to pause, to reflect, and to plan for a better, stronger future — not just for our business and our clients’, but for something bigger. The pandemic put climate


25th November 2020

The Curious Case of Pharrell Williams

In 2014 Pharrell Williams told GQ magazine he’s “the laziest person you’ve ever met. That’s a fact.” Maybe it is fact considering he was fired from three different McDonald’s for being lazy, but the music mogul has produced several hit tracks including ‘I’m a Slave 4 U’ (Britney Spears), ‘Happy’ (one of the world’s bestselling