Gary Lory has been promoted to managing director at Grahame Gardner and Gymphlex as previous group managing director and owner James Greenlees takes on the position of executive chairman. Gary has been with the company since 2004, mostly recently working as operations director.

James said: “It’s with great pleasure that I welcome Gary into his new role as managing director of the Grahame Gardner and Gymphlex group. The company has been in my family since it was founded back in 1906, and I’m enormously proud of what we’ve achieved as a business since then.

“I now wish to focus on specific growth areas of the business in order to secure its long-term future, especially the launch of our Gymphlex leisurewear brand that has been so successful in Japan for the last 20 years, and as such needed someone to take over the day-to-day running of the group.”

Gary added: “It’s an exciting time for the organisation and I’m looking forward to upholding its reputation for innovative garment design and production.”