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Barbour appoints Nicola Brown as head of womenswear

British fashion retailer Barbour has appointed Hobb’s head of design, Nicola Brown, as its new head of womenswear.

She will join the brand on 9 December, according to Drapers. Brown joined the team at Hobbs in 2011, as senior womenswear designer, before being promoted in 2016 as head of design.

Barbour also revealed strong sales growth earlier this year amid its 125th anniversary.

Turnover increased by 9.2% to £185.3m in April 2018 as sales reached over £17m and gross profit increased by 14.5% reaching over £109m.

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