Abbeycrest appoints two new non-exec directors


Group finance and operations director announces intentions to quit.

Jewellery manufacturer Abbeycrest has appointed former Retail Jeweller editor Sarah Carpin and solicitor Kathryn Anne Davenport to its board of non-executive directors.

Carpin, who also works with buying group the Company of Master Jewellers, retailer Joule and has set up her own consultancy business, has been appointed to Abbeycrest’s nomination and remuneration committees.

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Davenport, a qualified solicitor and company secretary, has been appointed to the audit and remuneration committees.

Abbeycrest executive chairman Simon Ashton said: "These appointments give strength and depth to the board of Abbeycrest. Sarah is an internationally respected jewellery trend forecaster and commentator, whose industry knowledge will be invaluable in the ongoing development of our new brands division. Kathryn’s regulatory and administrative experience expands the skill set of the board and will be equally valued as the company moves out of the turnaround stage and into growth."

Abbeycrest has also announced that group finance and operations director Graham Partridge has resigned for personal reasons. Partridge will serve his full six-month notice period and Abberycrest said that it is in talks with potential candidates and will announce his replacement in due course.

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