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New addition to Simons Group Ltd Board of Directors

Simons Group Ltd have appointed a new Non-Executive Director, Andy Meehan.

Currently Chairman of Skips Holdings, Oldrid & Co and also Non-Executive for the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Andy is well practiced in family business, with an impressive background in retail and finance. He has recently completed 6 years as the Non-executive Director of Fortnum & Mason.

Andy takes over the role previously fulfilled by Jim Murphy, who is retiring after 7 successful years on the board of Simons Group Ltd.

Starting his career as an accountant, Andy has worked his way up a notable career ladder. Previous roles include being former CEO of Gordon Brothers International, Cooperative Retail Services Ltd and Finance Director for Mothercare and Selfridges.

Jim said of the company "Simons combines the best of a professional organisation and a family business and as such, I've had the most tremendous 7 years on the board. I will miss it and its people and wish both the best in the future."

Andy said "I'm delighted to be joining Simons at such an exciting time of its developments. The company is extremely professional in its operation and well positioned to take advantage of the economic upturn."

Paul Hodgkinson added, “We are looking forward to Andy helping us, not only with the future strategy for the business, but also to use his experience of family businesses to help us move into our next generation. His extensive experience in retail can only reinforce our objective of keeping close to the trends in this dynamic market.”

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