The winner of the Buyer of the Year award is Claudia Walker of House of Fraser.
Claudia joined House of Fraser as a buying assistant six years ago and became the retailer’s lingerie and hosiery buyer in November 2015.
The department continues to go from strength to strength, exceeding sales predictions in 2016. Claudia is also responsible for adding several new brands, including Elle Macpherson Body, Fifty Shades Darker by Coco de Mer and Tommy Hilfiger, to name a few.
Claudia has also driven growth across destination areas, including sports, shapewear and maternity. And she has been instrumental in relaying the lingerie brand flow with House of Fraser stores to improve the customer journey, creating clearly segmented destination areas and supporting the redevelopment of 10 stores for 2016.
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