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Big hitter from retail trade joins Angling Direct Board

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Andy Torrance, formerly head of UK retail giants, Holland & Barrett and Dunelm, has joined the Board of Angling Direct.

The UK’s largest supplier of fishing tackle has added a big-hitter from the retail industry to its Board of Directors.

The group, which currently has 30 stores across the region, has added Andy Torrance, formerly Chief Operating Officer at Holland & Barrett (2016 -2018) and Dunelm (1999 – 2015) to its Board as a Non-Executive Director.

Angling Direct Chief Executive Officer, Darren Bailey, said: “We are delighted to welcome Andy to the company. His extensive experience in retail, gained while working with reputable blue-chip companies, will be invaluable and complement the skills we already have in the boardroom. 

“We are pleased to have attracted talent such as Andy and we look forward to working with him in the months and years ahead.”

Torrance said: “I am pleased to be coming on board at an exciting time in Angling Direct’s development. Darren and his team have created a modern, high-growth business and I look forward to working with them as they take the company to the next level.”

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