Panache founder and former chairman Anthony Power has passed away three weeks after suffering a horrific attack in a Sheffield park.
The industry icon sustained a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain as a result of the horrendous assault.
A Panache spokesperson said: “Anthony Power, who was the victim of a horrific attack in a Sheffield park on Monday 8th October, sadly due to his injuries, passed away with his family around him on Friday night at the Northern General hospital.
“The thoughts and prayers of everyone within Panache are with the Power family at this difficult and private time.”
Anthony Power established Panache, the lingerie manufacturer, over 30 years ago as A, J & D Marketing after working for many years in the lingerie industry.
An entrepreneur, Anthony Power built up the business, now known as Panache Lingerie from scratch. The company now employs over 170 staff members worldwide in the Sheffield, New York, Germany & Hong Kong offices with Panache’s brands being sold in over 38 countries worldwide.
In 2007, at the age of 73, grandfather of ten Anthony handed over the role of Chairman & Managing Director to his son, John Power. John occupies this position today alongside his brother, Danny Power, who is Business Development Director in what is an extremely close, family run company with over 120 employees in the local area.
Anthony Power was both loved and respected within the intimate apparel industry, to which he devoted so much of his life, and he will be greatly mourned by all who knew him.
A local man has been charged with attempted murder and robbery in connection with the attack.