Tamara Mellon has "no immediate plans" for launch in UK

 
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British business woman Mellon rose to prominence as the co-founder of shoe brand Jimmy Choo (Source: Getty)

Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon has put on hold plans to expand her eponymous brand to Britain, her home country.

The US-based Tamara Mellon Brand (TMB), an apparel and accessories company, dissolved its UK subsidiary last month, according to Companies House records.

Mellon told the Sunday Times that there were “no immediate plans” to begin trading in the UK, and chalked this up to a sudden sales boom in America reducing the brand’s management capacity.

The brand was re-established in January last year. It was originally founded in 2013, but Mellon filed for bakruptcy at the end of 2015. She later fought and won an acrimonious court case against former City investors. New Enterprise Associates provided backing for TMB when it was re-established.

The UK subsidiary was incorporated in 2013, but never had more than one share which was valued at £1. The initial application to strike the company from the register was made in late 2016.

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