May 23, 2017 5:02 PM ET

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Company Overview of Shop Direct Group Limited

Company Overview

Shop Direct Group Limited operates as a digital retailer in the United Kingdom. It offers clothing, footwear, and accessories, as well as credit options, warranties, and insurance products. Shop Direct Group Limited was formerly known as ARG Equation Ltd. and changed its name to Shop Direct Group Limited in June 2003. The company was incorporated in 1893 and is based in Liverpool, United Kingdom with locations in Bootle, Lancashire, Oldham, Manchester, and Wrexham, United Kingdom.

Skyways House

Speke Road


Liverpool,  L70 1AB

United Kingdom

Founded in 1893


44 84 4292 1000

Key Executives for Shop Direct Group Limited

Group Chief Executive Officer
Financial Services Chief Executive and Group IT & Legal Director
Chairman of Financial Services
Age: 46
Head of Buying for Kidswear
Head of Buying for Kidswear
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Shop Direct Group Limited Key Developments

Shop Direct Group Up For Sale

THE BUSINESS magnate twins that own the Daily Telegraph have put their online retail clothing firm up for sale, according to reports. The Barclay brothers have sounded out a number of parties about the sale of Shop Direct Group Limited, putting a £3bn price tag on it, Sky News reported. Advent International, Bain Capital, BC Partners, Cinven, CVC Capital Partners and Permira will meet with Shop Direct management in the weeks to come, with UBS mandated to oversee the sales process.

Shop Direct Announces Executive Changes

Shop Direct has appointed Derek Harding to its executive board as group finance director. Derek will join later this year from Senior PLC, where he has held the role of group finance director since September 2013. At the company, Derek will report directly to group CEO, Alex Baldock, assuming the position currently held by Greg Pateras. After nearly 10 years with the business, Greg will leave in July to explore new opportunities.

Shop Direct Appoints Jon Rudoe as Retail and Technology Director

Shop Direct has appointed Jon Rudoe to its executive board as retail and technology director, reporting to CEO Alex Baldock. Rudoe will join Shop Direct in April 2017 from Sainsbury’s, where he is currently digital and technology director reporting to the CEO as a member of the operating board. His remit at Sainsbury’s covers all technology, digital businesses, digital and marketing innovation and user experience for the FTSE100 company. In all, Rudoe will oversee ecommerce, marketing, trading, commercial, business development, Very Exclusive and IT in his new role. His appointment to Shop Direct’s executive board follows on from those earlier this year of Phil Hackney and Sasha Berson as group operations director and group strategy and customer director respectively.

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