Luxury neckwear maker Clifford & Rudd has appointed Kay Mauchline to the newly created position of national accounts manager.

Mauchline, a former sales executive at Welbeck Fabrics Limited, will use her experience in the fine textiles sector to sell the Clifford & Rudd range to quality menswear retail independents throughout the UK.

In addition, she will take responsibility for market testing of new brand designs prior to commercial production.

Commenting on her appointment, Mauchline said she was "confident that Clifford & Rudd will establish a very devoted following among the quality menswear independents and their customers."

Clifford & Rudd ties are manufactured and hand finished entirely in England by Cityfax Ltd.