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Menkind hires first managing director

The Menkind gift and gadget retailer has appointed its first managing director since it was founded 18 years ago. Simon Calvert will join Menkind in the newly… View Article

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Menkind hires first managing director

The Menkind gift and gadget retailer has appointed its first managing director since it was founded 18 years ago.

Simon Calvert will join Menkind in the newly created role on 6 August. He will be responsible for the  consumer retail side of the business. This will involve developing customer-centric strategies and leading the buying, supply chain, and retail operations including online. 

He will work closely with mankind chief executive Paul Kraftman. 

Kraftman said: “Simon’s unique combination of skills and experience will be extremely beneficial to Menkind. He has built his professional background in both start-ups and corporate enterprises and can understand our business from end to end, which makes him a very attractive partner to have on board.” 

Calvert has previously worked with retailers such as The Conran Shop, Republic, BHS and Bonmarché. His past roles span a range of functions including merchandising, buying, digital, marketing and retail operations.

Calvert said he is keen to explore international expansion at Menkind.

He added: “The managing director position gives me the opportunity to help shape the business in the coming years alongside Paul and ensure it is futureproof.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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