24 October 2011
New managing director looks to build new retail channels at Jigsaw
Jigsaw ESL, has today announced that Bill Tempany, the company’s Sourcing and Special Project Director has been promoted to Managing Director with immediate effect.
Joining the company in 2010, Bill has been instrumental in building new channels to market for the business as well as sourcing and developing new brands and fragrance lines. Bill brings over 30 years’ experience in the health and beauty arena to this role and has worked in the UK and Far East with various supply chains including, most recently Health & Beauty Cosmetics and Apparel which he helped develop from concept design through production and on to delivering finished goods to market.
Bill began his career at Smith Kline Beecham before joining M&S Toiletries where he became a part owner after an MBO. Bill helped to grow this business from a turnover of £55 million to £97 million within five years, before selling the business in 2003. He has also worked at Nield Group and Russell Europe.
Commenting on Bill’s appointment to MD, Neil Barron, founder of Jigsaw said
“We were looking for someone to come on board and help build the Jigsaw brand as we look to the future. Given Bill’s fantastic track record and significant experience, we know that he is the ideal man for the job especially after working closely with him for the past 18 months.”
Bill added, “I began working with Jigsaw at the beginning of last year and together with the team have developed a bullish and ambitious growth strategy for the next five years.
I am thrilled to be given the role of Managing Director and know that we have the foundations in place to move Jigsaw forward to become an even more successful brand than it is today.
We are currently working on a project that will give Jigsaw a more consumer-facing image and we should have more details on this shortly.”
Jigsaw ESL is the UK’s market leader in brand management, promotion and distribution of high profile celebrity fragrances and cosmetic products. With celebrities in its portfolio including Katy Perry, Katie Price, Melinda Messenger and Calum Best as well as brand names such as FCUK, STORM, No Fear and Lambretta, Jigsaw has something to offer all ages and budgets and currently works with all of the UK’s leading retailers and suppliers.
An announcement on Jigsaw’s latest project is expected in the next few months. For more information on the company visit, www.jigsawesl.com.
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