23 December 2020
Gear4music (Holdings) plc
Appointment of Non-Executive Director
Gear4music (Holdings) plc, ("Gear4music", "the Company" or "the Group") (LSE: G4M), the largest UK based online retailer of musical instruments and music equipment, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Harriet Williams to the Board of the Company as Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 January 2021.
Harriet has spent the last 18 years working in the retail sector for some of the world's leading consumer brands, where she has led ecommerce and omnichannel sales, marketing, strategy and business development initiatives in the UK and internationally. Harriet is currently Vice President Global Ecommerce at the LEGO Group. Between 2015 and 2018, Harriet was Chief Digital Officer at The Body Shop, where she played an integral role in the sale of the business in 2017 by L'Oreal to Natura. Harriet's other previous roles include working at Gucci, Debenhams and strategy consultants Marakon Associates.
Harriet has also, in recent years, worked as an Independent Advisor to a number of start-up businesses and, in 2019 and 2020, she was voted Top 50 Customer Experience Leaders by Marketing Week.
Ken Ford, Chairman, commented:
"I am delighted to welcome Harriet to the Company's Board. Harriet has an impeccable background working at senior level within globally recognised consumer brands and the breadth and depth of her e-commerce experience will provide further insight and perspective as we continue to execute our growth strategy. We are all very much looking forward to working with her."
The following disclosures are required regarding Harriet Williams' appointment as Independent Non-Executive Director pursuant to Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies ("AIM Rules"):
Full name: Harriet Jane Williams
Ms Williams has no current or previous directorships in the last five years.
Save as set out above, there is no further information to be disclosed in respect of Ms Williams under Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules.
Ken Ford, Chairman
Andrew Wass, Chief Executive Officer
Chris Scott, Chief Financial Officer
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Operating from a Head Office in York, and Distribution Centres and showrooms in York, Sweden and Germany, the Group sells own-brand musical instruments and music equipment alongside premium third-party brands including Fender, Yamaha and Roland, to customers ranging from beginners to musical enthusiasts and professionals, in the UK, Europe and, more recently, into the Rest of the World.
Having developed its own e-commerce platform, with multilingual, multicurrency websites delivering to over 190 countries, the Group continues to build its overseas presence.