Associated Independent Stores (AIS)
James Crabtree is the Menswear controller at Associated Independent Stores (AIS). He heads up the menswear division at AIS and his responsibilities include, curating and developing the member exclusive own brand merchandise (Haworth), managing the Retail Division, a bespoke retail buying service and overseeing the industry leading INDX Menswear Show. Over his career of nearly 20 years, he has progressed through various levels at AIS and gained a unique insight into the ever changing requirements of family owned, independent retailers. In a particularly challenging retail environment, James has worked with member stores on a daily basis with shop floor design, range planning, financial planning, brand liaison and marketing strategies to develop their Menswear business.