The Dartington Hall Trust has appointed Barbara King as managing director of the Dartington Trading Company Ltd, known as the Cider Press Centre.
Barbara started her career in retail with the John Lewis Partnership and has held buying and merchandising director roles for a number of high street names, including Liberty, the General Trading Company, Jenners of Edinburgh and most recently, the Beales group.
Barbara will take up her new position at the beginning of March 2010. Until then, Lisa Porter will continue as interim managing director.
Barbara told the Devon Week: “These are challenging, but exciting times in retail, and I see many opportunities to enhance the unique shopping experience for customers at the Cider Press Centre.”
(from a press release)