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“Savage” cull of senior staff at Debenhams

Just a month after reports of an 84 per cent drop in profits Debenhams, for so long the king pin at the heart of Gloucester city centre's retail offering, has begun a dramatic shake-up of senior staff.

According to reports at least six senior employees who have been with the business at its London head office for more than a decade have been ousted from their positions.

According to Drapers, the fashion business news site, the cull includes Paul Baldwin, menswear and childrenswear director of buying, head of menswear Julian Fuller, Rob Faucherand, buying director, Alice Duggan, womenswear casual head of buying, Diane Frankel, womenswear head of buying, and Russell Fish, head of design.

Star name additions are understood to include Charlotte Burrows, former online director at Estee Lauder, as digital director.

Drapers said a source close to the company had described the cuts as "savage" and a reaction to Debenhams' current financial situation.

Sergio Bucher, chief executive, has said he was confident the company could return quickly to growth.

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