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Master Debonair appoints entrepreneur Vic Morgan as non-executive chairman

Lauretta Roberts
02 May 2018

Menswear retailer and etailer Master Debonair has appointed Vic Morgan, managing director of digital marketing agency Venture Stream, as non-executive chairman.

A graduate of Harvard Business School, Morgan has 25 years’ experience in retail, e-commerce and niche markets. As well as being founder and managing director of Venture Stream, Morgan is non-executive chairman of Komodo Digital and was previously founder of Ethical Superstore and non-executive director of The Pen Shop.

Master Debonair was co-founded by Simon and Eve Whitaker just two years ago and Morgan's appointment comes as the business is experiencing strong growth and is already turning over in excess of £2m.

"We’re delighted to welcome Vic to the board at such an exciting time for Master Debonair. The business is growing faster than we had ever imagined and with Vic’s wealth of industry knowledge and experience he will be an asset as we continue to grow," Simon Whitaker said.

Morgan added: “Simon and Eve make a great team and together they have done a fantastic job growing Master Debonair into a successful start-up over such a short time. The business has enormous potential having been established on an excellent foundation with family-business values at its core.

“I’m very much looking forward to building on this foundation leading the board at such an exciting and important time for the business,” he said.

Master Debonair has a physical retail store in East Boldon, Tyne and Wear, and a website selling tailoring, casual wear, footwear and accessories for men, as well as a tailoring collection for boys and dog accessories. The business employs 22 staff and also runs a private showroom, offices and a distribution centre.

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