proportion>london announce management buyout

proportion>london, the leading UK manufacturer and supplier of retail mannequins, bust forms and display accessories is delighted to announce the recent completion of a management-led buyout. With a distinguished heritage and well-respected reputation within the visual merchandising industry, proportion>london's client list reads like a who's who of fashion retail, spanning global luxury fashion brands and high street multiples. Clients include M&S, Ted Baker, All Saints, Chloe, Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith. The company is the largest producer of fibreglass and papier-mâché display figures in the UK, offering clients a fast and flexible service from its 50,000 sq.ft. manufacturing facility in north London.

The management buyout team of Antonia D'Marco, Sales Director, and Tanya Reynolds, Creative Director is bolstered by the appointment of Mark Henderson, former CEO and current Chairman of Savile Row tailor Gieves & Hawkes, who will join the business as Chairman. Keith Fox will continue in his role of Managing Director.

proportion>london offers a range of bespoke mannequin services including custom design and sculpt to produce mannequins aligned to individual brand requirements. The company prides itself on its outstanding customer service and after sales support and is renowned for its ability to co-ordinate global refurbishment programmes, ensuring clients are supplied on time and in perfect order.

The company also has the largest VM showroom in the UK based in Clerkenwell, the heart of London’s design community. Proportion's latest product ranges and designs can be viewed there, in a purpose built retail setting.

Mark Henderson said:

“I am delighted to be leading the acquisition of this wonderful world class business, which exemplifies the best of British design, service and manufacture. The Company already has an outstanding reputation, and I relish the opportunity to work with this business.”

Tanya Reynolds, Creative Director at Proportion said:

“We are thrilled by the recent acquisition of Proportion London, and by the involvement of Mark Henderson with his extensive retail and commercial experience. For many years, proportion>london has been at the forefront of retail display design, and going forward we believe we can continue to innovate, bringing the best of British design and manufacture to the VM industry.”

Antonia D’Marco, Sales Director at Proportion said:

“Proportion has an unrivalled reputation in the retail display industry and we will continue to lead the way in the design and supply of the highest quality visual merchandising equipment. This acquisition lays a foundation for the future and offers the business tremendous potential for development and growth.”