UK: All Change At Wolford
It's all change at the UK headquarters of internationally renowned luxury hosiery and fashion company, Wolford, which is celebrating its centenary this year. UK managing director, Guy Tresnan, has left the company after two-and-a-half years and Carole Launchbury, formerly key account manager, has been promoted to UK sales director. Christine Bordoni, finance director, and Allison Hatfield, UK sales manager, will assist Carole Launchbury in her new position. The world-renowned company is based in Austria, where all the products are manufactured, but the company trades all over the world, including the US where its products are popular. Originally a hosiery company, Wolford has expanded its range and moved over into fashion items, including knitted cardigans, dresses and bodies. Wolford has five boutiques in the UK in Manchester, Leeds, York, Glasgow and the Bluewater Centre in Kent. Its UK headquarters are in Welbeck Street, London. A spokesman said there are no plans at the moment to open more stores in the UK, but the company was always looking at new sites, as well as expanding into new markets. The spokesman said: "The range is so wide now. We used to just be known for our luxury tights but it's the total Wolford culture now using the most up-to-date technology." The new collection concept goes under the name of "Intelligence" and offers leg and bodywear for work, leisure and home.
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