Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold dies aged 62

Jacqueline Gold, the boss of the lingerie and intercourse toys chain Ann Summers, has died aged 62.

The businesswoman died on Thursday night after seven years of remedy for breast most cancers.

Ms Gold is credited with reworking the agency from 4 backstreet retailers right into a multi-million pound enterprise with retailers throughout the UK.

She was made a CBE in 2016 for providers to entrepreneurship, girls in enterprise and social enterprise.

An announcement from Ms Gold’s household stated: “It’s with unspeakable disappointment that Ann Summers affirm our wonderful govt chair Jacqueline Gold CBE handed away yesterday night together with her husband Dan, daughter Scarlett, sister Vanessa, and brother-in-law Nick, by her aspect.

“She was… an activist for ladies in enterprise, and championed feminine entrepreneurs with the ambition to raised the working atmosphere for ladies.”

Her loss of life comes simply two months after her father, David Gold, who was joint-chairman of West Ham United, died on the age of 86.

Ann Summers chief govt and Jacqueline’s sister, Vanessa, stated: “Jacqueline courageously battled stage 4 breast most cancers for seven years and was an absolute warrior all through her most cancers journey.

“In life she was a trailblazer, a visionary, and probably the most unbelievable lady, all of which makes this information that a lot more durable to bear.”

Ms Gold is credited for reworking the Ann Summers model by making an attempt to make the model extra feminine pleasant.

She arrange a brand new Tupperware-style occasion service solely for ladies, which proved a right away hit.

The rise in revenues this generated then led to growth of the corporate’s Excessive Road shops. It at the moment has 88 shops within the UK and Eire.

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