Vince Gunn - Consultant Director

Vince Gunn Vince has over 30 years senior management experience within the retail and consumer sector. He has led 5 companies including MD of The Body Shop UK, CEO Blackwell’s, MD Bathstore, MD Crocs Europe B.V. and CEO Sofa.com. In addition, he has held board level and senior level roles at M&S, Mothercare, Thomson Travel Group, ECCO (KRM AG), Farrow & Ball and Non-Executive Chair at Mankind.co.uk, the pioneering pure play digital retailer. He currently holds a NED position at Pagazzi Lighting, growing from a single site to the UK’s largest independent lighting retailer. Most recently Vince was former CCO of Farrow & Ball, the UK based manufacturer and retailer of premium branded paint and wallpaper. Prior to that Vince was the CEO for Sofa.com, the first digitally led, vertically integrated, omni-channel, premium furniture brand delivering a world class experience. From an international perspective, Vince served as Managing Director of Crocs Europe for 4 years. Based in Amsterdam, Crocs EU trades in 50+ countries, serves 10,000+ wholesale accounts, 12 websites and over 200+ stores. Vince has worked on many brand development strategies encompassing offline and online integration and developed a number of new retail concepts and brand repositioning projects. He won the Retail Week Store Design of the Year award twice. Vince was born and raised in Glasgow, and spent his formative years working, learning and leading the family business in Greengrocer & Floristry sector. He left Scotland in the mid 80s and after living in various counties throughout England, spent 4 years living in Amsterdam with the family, returning to the UK in 2016.

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