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Indie-retailer Master Debonair appoints Non-Executive Chairman

Award-winning menswear retailer, Master Debonair, has announced the appointment of Venture Stream Managing Director, Vic Morgan, as non-executive Chairman.

A graduate of Harvard Business School, Vic has a proven track record in driving growth in SME businesses, with 25 years’ experience in retail, ecommerce and niche markets. As well as being founder and managing director of one of the fastest-growing digital marketing agencies in the North East, Venture Stream, Vic is non-executive chairman of Komodo Digital and was previously founder of Ethical Superstore and non-executive director of The Pen Shop.

Commenting on the appointment, Simon Whitaker, Chief Executive Officer at Master Debonair, says: “We’re delighted to welcome Vic to the board at such an exciting time for Master Debonair. The business is growing faster than we had ever imagined and with Vic’s wealth of industry knowledge and experience he will be an asset as we continue to grow.”

Commenting on his appointment, Vic Morgan, says: “Simon and Eve make a great team and together they have done a fantastic job growing Master Debonair into a successful start-up over such a short time. The business has enormous potential having been established on an excellent foundation with family-business values at its core.

“I’m very much looking forward to building on this foundation leading the board at such an exciting and important time for the business.”

Master Debonair is one of the fastest-growing independent menswear retailers. Founded by Simon and Eve Whitaker just two years ago, the business now has 22 staff, a private showroom, offices and a distribution centre with an annual turnover of over £2 million.

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