25 May 2024, 12:49
By Furniture News Feb 15, 2022

Arlo & Jacob reacquired by former owner

Industry entrepreneurs Mark and Julie Smith have reacquired the Arlo & Jacob business from TCM Living (TCML), after selling the omnichannel brand to the upholstery group last summer.

A statement from the new owner states that "after an initial period of successful incumbency within the group, both Mark Smith and Pimol Srivikorn, the chairman of TCML, felt that the interests and growth ambitions of both entities were very much best served apart - with TCML’s focus being on volume-driven business and global expansion, the antithesis to Arlo’s very British and fashionably slower, choice-centric and individualistic model."

Partnering with Mark and Julie in the venture are: marketing, brand and creative director Michelle White; finance director Simon Wilson; ecommerce director Anthony Scarborough; and executive project manager Donna Pitchford, with Lisa Broad continuing as MD.

Mark says: “I’ve always worked best in a partnership, and I have hand-picked my team of experts! I’m drawing on close relationships with people I admire and am inspired by, and to top it all are thoroughly nice people to boot!” 

Mark’s stated ambition is to place creativity at the heart of his business, "designing product with personality for people who aspire to stylish interiors".

Pictured from left: Simon Wilson, Mark Smith, Anthony Scarborough, Julie Smith, Lisa Broad and Michelle White

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