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 therapy for breast most cancers.

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

She was made a CBE in 2016 for companies to entrepreneurship, ladies in enterprise and social enterprise.

A press release from Ms Gold’s household stated: “It’s with unspeakable unhappiness that Ann Summers verify our superb govt chair Jacqueline Gold CBE handed away yesterday night along with her husband Dan, daughter Scarlett, sister Vanessa, and brother-in-law Nick, by her facet.

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

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 unimaginable lady, all of which makes this information that a lot more durable to bear.”

Ms Gold is credited for remodeling the Ann Summers model by attempting to make the model extra feminine pleasant.

She arrange a brand new Tupperware-style occasion service solely for girls, 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 present has 88 shops within the UK and Eire.

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