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Hotter Shoes makes two senior appointments

Tom Bottomley
31 August 2021

Hotter Shoes has added to its senior team with the appointment of Dan Lampard as CFO and Antonia Jones as Head of Product, as it looks to build on the brand’s growth with a digital-first focus.

Lampard brings more than 20 years of finance and commercial experience, specialising in online direct-to-consumer retail. He joins from Netherlands-based Glanbia Performance Nutrition, where he held the position of CFO.

Previous to that, he was the UK Finance Director at AO and held senior finance and commercial roles at Manchester Airports Group.

Jones was most recently Category Director of Core Footwear at Adidas, responsible for product strategy and delivery. Prior to that she was Footwear Development Manager at Redfoot Shoes.

The duo join Hotter at a time when the business is securing further growth post-pandemic after successfully accelerating its transformation to become a digital-first retailer in the last two years.

Hotter has so far reported a 25% rise in sales from both online and physical retail this year compared to last year. The brand, which has more than four million customers worldwide, has invested more than £1.5m in technology, including in its app, website and in-store footprint technology, during the last 18 months.

Ian Watson, Chief Executive Officer at Hotter, said: “It’s an incredibly exciting and important time to join Hotter and we’re delighted to welcome both Dan and Antonia to the team. Both bring huge amounts of credibility and knowledge from their extensive backgrounds in the retail and direct-to-consumer space, and will both help us to drive forward with our continued focus on digital-first growth.

“We’ve seen really promising results so far this year, with ecommerce sales alone increasing by 26% and +32% in our lead UK market. There’s lots of great opportunities out there for further market penetration and growth which we’re confident Dan and Antonia will be able to help us to build on in the coming months and years.”

It was announced in August that Hotter will become part of the Unbound Group, which will float on Alternative Investment Market (AIM), a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange that is designed to help smaller companies access capital from the public market, in Q4 2021.

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