News roundup—9th April 2009

News roundup—9th April 2009

Blackcircles, a direct seller of tyres, is expanding to
offer customers servicing as well, reports the Financial Times in an article that looks at
the company’s growth from a one-man outfit operating a bedroom
in a Liverpool home.

Among the web merchants who make up The Independent’s online Fashion 100: founder Miriam Lahage, Net-a-Porter
and founder Natalie Massenet, cofounders Andrew and Sarah Curran,
ASOS CEO Nick Robertson and marketing and operations
director Hash Ladha, Sole Heaven founder Dale Parr,
Harvey Nichols eCommerce manager Rob Jones, John
Lewis’s head of web selling David Walmsley, Isabella
Oliver founders Vanessa Knox-Brien and Baukjen De Swaan
Arons, CEO Julia Reynolds, Next
chief executive Simon Wolfson, N Brown CEO Alan White, execs Neal Preece and Andrew Roscoe,
M and M Direct chief executive Steve Robinson,
Shudoo founders Robert and Claire Russell, Glasses
Direct founder Jamie Murray-Wells, Dorothy Perkins
web manager Anna Wakeford, Oli brand director Karen
Hazeldine, and Debenhams senior web manager Brett

The Lakeland kitchenware catalogue is cited in an
Independent article about the growing
popularity of DIY Easter eggs: Its “silicone easter egg
mould, introduced this year, has already sold out”.


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