George William DAVIES

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1941-10-29
Education Bootle GS, Univ of Birmingham, Northumbria Univ (DCL)
Publications N/A
Recreations golf, tennis, cycling
Clubs Formby Golf, Blackwell Golf, Naunton Downs Golf, St Enodoc Golf
Style George Davies, Esq
Career buyer and designer Littlewoods Stores 1967-72, School Care (own business) 1972-75, Party Plan and Pippadee Lingerie 1975-81; J Hepworth & Son: joined 1981, responsible for launch of Next Feb 1982, jt gp md 1984, chief exec 1985, chm and chief exec 1987-88; chm and md The George Davies Partnership plc 1989, md George Clothing (part of Asda Group plc) 1995-2000, fndr S'porter (themed designer clothing for football clubs) 1995; launched Per Una into Marks and Spencer stores 2001, launched George Davies postgrad course in Retail in Mktg Heriot-Watt Univ 2005, launched GD25 collection to celebrate 25 years in fashion 2007, launched fourth womenswear brand GIVe 2009, lauched FG4 (new women's and childrenswear brand) with over 78 stores in the Middle East and other countries; hon prof Sch of Mgmnt and Languages Heriot-Watt Univ 2006-; Guardian Young Businessman of the Year 1985, Wood MacKenzie Retailer of the Year 1987, Marketing Personality of the Year 1988, Drapers Lifetime Achievement Award 2003, Prima Designer of the Decade 2004 (also High Street Designer of the Decade), TextilWirtschaft Magazine Forum Award 2004, voted tenth most influential person in fashion Drapers Record 2010; Hon DBA Liverpool Poly 1989, Hon DDes Nottingham Trent Univ 1996, Hon DDes Middlesex Univ 2002, Hon DLitt Heriot-Watt Univ 2003, Hon DCL Northumbria Univ 2005, Hon DDes De Montfort Univ 2006, Hon DUniv Birmingham 2009, Hon DBA Edge-hill Univ 2012; estab George Davies Charitable Tst 1995; FRSA 1987, sr fell RCA 1988, hon fell Soc of Dyers and Colourists 2004, memb Vascular Soc 2008
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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