Leading UK shirt brand Ben Sherman on Friday announced the appointment of Miles Templeman to the role of chairman of the Ben Sherman Group.

Mr Templeman was previously managing director of Threshers off-licence, a division of Whitbread plc, and has over 30 years' experience in the clothing and FMCG sectors.

Commenting on his new role, Mr Templeman said: "I am very excited at the prospect of joining Ben Sherman. I have a lot of experience of the clothing industry having worked for a number of years at Levi Strauss Northern Europe and I'm happy to be joining this trade again."

Ben Sherman Group chief executive, Miles Gray, added; "Myself and my management team are really enthusiastic about the appointment of Miles Templeman.

"He brings to our group a perfect mix of experience at corporate level in FMCG together with very relevant clothing industry experience gained at top level at Levi's."