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vente-privee.com appoints former Selfridges Marketing Director Sally Scott as Managing Director of its UK market

UK a major focus for vente-priveeā€™s international growth
Paris, 16/02/2015

vente-privee.com, the pioneer and global leader in online flash sales, is delighted to announce the appointment of Sally Scott to the newly created position of UK managing director of vente-privee.com. As UK managing director, Sally Scott will oversee vente-privee’s activities in the UK, both B2B and B2C related. Her appointment marks a new stage for vente-privee’s growth in the UK; a market of increasing importance for the company.

A native of Toronto Canada, Sally Scott began her career in the Old Masters Department of Sotheby’s in London after completing her BA in Art History and Italian from the University of Toronto. After four years in the art world, she transitioned into fashion magazines, working for titles such as ELLE and Harper’s Bazaar as promotions director over a seven year period. In 1999, upon returning to Toronto, she was hired as promotions director for Holt Renfrew and worked her way up to the position of marketing director. Holt Renfrew’s owner Galen Weston then invited her to return to London in 2005 to be the marketing director for his newest luxury department store acquisition; Selfridges. After six years spent at the helm of marketing for Selfridges, Sally Scott joined the luxury shopping village outlet group Value Retail in 2011 as marketing director.

““Sally Scott’s rich career experience as former Marketing Director of Selfridge’s and Value Retail Group, combined with her passion and enthusiasm for online retail make her the perfect choice to head vente-privee’s UK activity. I am truly delighted to welcome her into the company.”  
Jacques-Antoine Granjon, Founder and President, vente-privee.com

“I am thrilled to be joining such a successful and innovative company as vente-privee.com. The UK is a major focus for the company’s international growth and I am looking forward to overseeing a new chapter of vente-privee’s development in this dynamic market.”
Sally Scott, UK Managing Director, vente-privee.com

About vente-privee.com: vente-privee.com founded the online sales event concept and is the global leader in the sector. Specialising in selling brand overstock since 2001, online sales are exclusive to its 24 million members in Europe. Registration to the vente-privee.com club is free and with no purchase obligation. Sales are for a limited time only (5 to 7 days) and are organised in close collaboration with over 2,600 major international brands in all product categories: ready-to-wear, homewares, wine, toys, sports, high-tech, etc…Thanks to its partnerships with brands, vente-privee.com offers irresistible discounts (50-70% off). With 2,100 employees in 8 European countries, vente-privee.com generated €1.7 billion gross turnover in 2014. Follow vente-privee.com on Facebook and Twitter: @venteprivee_UK