Barratts man Ziff bids to start up online shoe trader

Michael Ziff

Michael Ziff

First published in News

Shoe trade veteran Michael Ziff is part of a team trying to get an online shoe and fashion retailing business off the ground.

Mr Ziff said the operation could be based in Bradford if suitable low-cost offices could be found.

The former chief executive of Bradford-based shoe retailer Barratts, which went into administration for the third time in five years in November, has invested in the W Barratt & Co venture along with Lancashire-based shoe industry entrepreneur Harvey Jacobson and other unnamed investors.

The online business is looking to obtain licenses to use former brands of Saxone, Priceless and Stylo Matchmakers previously operated by Barratts.

In December, Harvey Jacobson, chairman of the Jacobson Group, was named among those who had acquired the intellectual property of Barratts. The partners are hoping to get the new business known as Barratts.co.uk operational by the end of next month.

Mr Jacobson will be company chairman with Mr Ziff being responsible for working with suppliers.

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5:51pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Apollo says...

You have to wonder how many times you need to take a business into administration before people think you are actually much of a businessman.
You have to wonder how many times you need to take a business into administration before people think you are actually much of a businessman. Apollo
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