Gadsby quits top sales job after 15 years with Oddbins

11 January, 2008

Oddbins is searching for a new sales director following Andy Gadsby's resignation.

Gadsby announced his departure the week before Christmas after 15 years with the specialist retailer , saying he couldn't face continuing with the company into 2008 "under the current conditions".

Oddbins' most recent figures show a loss of £8.7 million in 2006 and last year its owner, Castel, disposed of a number of unprofitable stores and converted others to its Nicolas fascia.

Gadsby said his departure was a mutual decision and that he had no bad feelings towards the company.

He said: "The strategy of a sales director is to manage and motivate the sales team and be responsible for driving sales, but with the proposals going forward I didn't feel I could do that. I couldn't do justice to the job. I didn't think I could take it any further with the way things were."

Oddbins was not available for comment on Gadsby's resignation.




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