Brand and Product Director of Figleaves, Sue Herrick, is leaving Figleaves in March 2014 (marking 4 years of working at the company). She previously worked at Blacks, Bhs, Knickerbox and Marks & Spencer but joined the new management team at Figleaves in April 2010 alongside Melanie Cottrell, Commercial Director and Stephanie Chase, Operations Director. Sue has a French husband so they are moving from their home in St Albans to France later this year.
Under their management Figleaves.com posted the first ever profit in its 15 year history in April 2012 (0.2 million) and early reports for last year’s trading indicate a profit figure in the region of £1 million. Sue has been responsible for the healthy mix of brands in the portfolio and more recently the launches of Figleaves own brand lines and the Erotique e-boutique (opened in September 2013).
Sue commented exclusively to Underlines: “I have enjoyed my time at Figleaves and it has been a successful time for the e-site so I feel I have done my job. But as anyone who knows me will testify, I love France and have decided that the time is right to try and make our lives there. However I will sorely miss all the people I have been working with and the suppliers who work closely with us.” Sue, bonne chance!