Sandersons has appointed a new manager for their store based at Five Valleys in Stroud.
Savile Row trained Benjamin Lappin has more than 15 years experience in retail which will be used to further develop the store and team.
Benjamin was previously national manager for several well-known menswear brands, looking after 20 concessions and therefore familiar with the upmarket department store format.
For the last three years Benjamin has worked as Store Manager for independent menswear store, Brook Taverner, based in Cirencester.
Benjamin said: “This store and role appealed greatly to me as my background is in premium and luxury retail, which is definitely what customers can expect to find at Sandersons.
“I am looking forward to working with the team and enhancing our customers experience at what is an exciting time for the store with new brands joining in the autumn, such as Hugo Boss.”
Benjamin will head up the ten strong team who pride themselves on delivering excellent customer service and sharing their expert knowledge across all departments – ladies and men’s fashion, accessories, beauty and fragrance.
The appointment follows the promotion of former Store Manager, Simon Bateman, to Logistics Manager supporting the company’s multi-million-pound online platform.
Founder of Sandersons, Mark Dransfield DL, said: “We are delighted that Benjamin has joined our team at our Stroud store. Benjamin brings a wealth of retail and fashion experience ensuring our customers continue to receive the exceptional service they have grown to expect from Sandersons.”
Sandersons is home to brands which include Barbour, Barbour International, Holland Cooper, Pennyblack, Jacob Cohen, Hackett and soon to be Hugo Boss.
The store has also built up a reputation for luxury fragrances with brands including Parfums de Marly, House of Oud, Atkinsons and Chanel.
Sister stores are based in north Sheffield and Morpeth in Northumberland.
Benjamin’s appointment comes at an exciting time as the department store prepares to open on seven days per week from this Sunday due to customer demand. The extensive range can also be shopped online by visiting www.sandersonsdeptstore.co.uk.