Businesswoman & British Fashion Queen - Saviour of Britain’s Luxury Brands
Kim was born on March 11th 1959 in Helensburgh, to a Welsh Mother and an English Father. Kim is the second of four siblings, brought up near Portsmouth – where her father was based with the Royal Navy after Faslane – she was educated at Purbrook Grammar School in Hampshire.
Her passion for selling began when she was 13, working on Saturdays in a shoe shop and on Sundays at a newsagent. The headmaster at her grammar school, despaired when she told him she would not be going to university. "I can't bear the thought of you just working at a till," he told her, when she broke the news that she was joining Marks & Spencer's management scheme.