A high-flying British businesswoman has landed a top job with a leading American lingerie retailer.

Kim Jackson, 34, from Boston in Lincolnshire has been appointed director of sourcing and manufacturing for hosiery products at Victoria's Secret. She had previously worked in hosiery for Marks & Spencer and ICI near Nottingham, and was head-hunted by the Ohio-based company.

A spokesman for Victoria's Secret - one of the fastest growing store chains in the US - said: "After proving herself in the competitive hosiery field, Kim was asked to join the firm's board of directors."