Angela Spindler is a British businesswoman and the CEO of N Brown Group Plc; she assumed the role in July 2013. She is also the Chair of Remco, based in Manchester. She is the former CEO of The Factory Shop Group Limited
Whilst at the 'Factory Shop' Spindler oversaw a large expansion scheme and increased sales and profitability. In September 2012 The Telegraph reported that the chain's year-on-year sales had increased almost 6% and its pre-tax profits were up 30% in the prior six months. Spindler has always attributed the chains success to having quality products at reduced prices and opening stores in 'under-served' areas.
Spindler referred to the company as “one of retail’s best kept secrets”, and claimed she had not heard of the company prior to accepting the job.
Spindler's career started in 1983 with Cadbury Schweppes as a graduate trainee. She then moved to Pedigree Petfoods gathering experience in sales, marketing and human resources. In 1997 she joined Asda as a Unit Director and climbed her way through the ranks until November 2005 when she became Managing Director of George Clothing, Asda's clothing department that is stocked in Asda's and Walmart's in several countries worldwide. She left this in August 2007 to become Managing Director of Debenhams, a high street clothing retailer in the UK, with franchises around the world. She left this role in January 2009 to take an opportunity that she described as “Simply too good to miss", which was joining the Factory Shop Group.
Spindler attended University of Manchester and Harvard Business School.
Spindler is married and resides in Yorkshire, but will be relocating to Cheshire.