Jigsaw hires ex-John Lewis director

Jigsaw has lured another John Lewis veteran to join its management team a week after naming Peter Ruis, the department store’s buying director, as chief executive. The fashion chain said yesterday it has hired Richard Gilmore, currently planning director at Fred Perry, to the new role of chief operating officer. Gilmore was head of merchandising at John Lewis for two years before joining the sportswear brand in 2006.