Casual apparel giant Levi Strauss has named Tim Larcombe, who quit sportswear major adidas last week, as general manager of its UK and Ireland businesses.

Larcombe - who has served at Levi Strauss previously - takes the place of Matthew Mycock, who has served in the role since February 2003.

He will be responsible for continuing to push for sales increases in the UK when he takes on the role in September.