EXCLUSIVE: Gossard and Berlei undergo management restructure

Gossard and Berlei export and national account manager Clarisse Parkes.

Gossard and Berlei have strengthened their executive team with the appointment of Darren Pepper as general manager.

Pepper has been promoted to the senior position after working as sales director for the brands over the last year.

Elise Recour, the former general manager of Gossard and Berlei, is now head of design for the brands.

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Clarisse Parkes has also returned to Gossard and Berlei as export and national account manager, after establishing Gossard in the US market during her time as sales and product development director between 2005 and 2007.

Speaking to Lingerie Insight at INDX Intimate Apparel, Parkes explained the new GM’s vision for Gossard, which has recently launched a new website and blog.

“His vision is develop Gossard and establish it in key markets, including Russia, Poland and Germany,” she said.

He also plans to re-establish Gossard on the UK high street.

“We’re really strong online, with key accounts including Figleaves, Debenhams and Bravissimo, and now we want to target key retailers on the high street, including the major department stores,” Parkes explained.

Gossard and Berlei are exhibiting at INDX Intimate Apparel in Solihull until Tuesday evening.

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