Marchpole revealed at the end of March that its CEO Greg Tufnell – ex-Mothercare CEO and brother of former England spin-bowler Phil – would be leaving the company, to be replaced by founder Michael Morris.
The company also permanently appointed acting finance director John Harrison to his post.
'We first presented creds last year but nothing came of it,' explained BPC&F director David Rydell. 'Then at short notice we were called in to handle the board restructure and have now been appointed on a traditional retainer basis to handle financial and corporate communications.'
BPC&F replaces Buchanan Communications on the global retainer; Rydell reports to Morris.
Marchpole owns a number of high-end fashion brands, its most recent acquisition being Moda America, the US licensee for designer Emanuel Ungaro. Alongside YSL, it also designs, produces and sells clothing under the Boateng, Ungaro, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Rossignol names.
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