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Alasdhair Willis resigns from Established & Sons

Alasdhair Willis has resigned as chief executive of British design brand Established & Sons. See his letter below.

Dear friends and colleagues,

As you may have heard already, after successfully launching Established & Sons in April 2005 and acting as its Chief Executive for that period, I have taken the decision to resign from the business. I will play no further role in the direction and operation but will retain equity in the company. I have taken this decision in order to focus my time and energy on my growing creative consultancy 'Announcement' which I launched in 2003. My clients include the likes of Adidas, Estee Lauder and more recently David Beckham.

I have had the most incredible time with Established & Sons and feel immensely proud of all that has been achieved with the brand. Starting a business like this from nothing is an achievement in itself but for it to become so internationally respected and established within such a short period of time is pretty unique. It seems fitting that in Milan this year, which was my last major event in charge, Established & Sons exhibited an edited selection of all the major and iconic designs created by the company since its launch. It was seen by all as our most impressive show so far and was also our biggest commercial success to date. I therefore leave the brand in a strong position and wish it continued success in the future and thank my team for their great work and support.

I would like to take this opportunity to also thank you all for your support and express how much I have enjoyed working with you throughout my time with the company. I hope and am sure, our paths will cross in the future.



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