We are VERY excited to welcome David Carter to PandaHQ as Chief Operations Officer.
David's former employers include Body Shop, Burberry and World of Books, where he was director of operations. Our CEO Julie Chen says David has “been there and got the T-shirt in several scaleups” and “demonstrates excellent leadership and his approach to world-class operations, customer service and manufacturing across multiple geographies”. He was “exactly what we were looking for in a COO to take us to the next level”.
The Cheeky Panda has grown significantly over recent years, from sales of £100k in 2017 to £11m in 2021, selling over 12 million products in over 25 markets including Europe, the US and the Middle East.
According to David, The Cheeky Panda offers “exciting opportunities with significant growth potential both in the UK and internationally, whilst meeting desires to work for an environmentally conscious and forward thinking innovative business”.
We are so pleased to have David join the growing Cheeky Panda leadership team.