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PDS Welcomes Harold Tillman CBE as its Global Ambassador

Published: October 19, 2023
Author: TEXTILE VALUE CHAIN

Ushering in a New Era of Fashion Solutions with Innovation and Collaboration

London/ Mumbai, October 18, 2023: PDS Limited, a global fashion infrastructure company, is pleased to welcome Harold Tillman CBE, the esteemed British retailer and former Chairman of the British Fashion Council, as a Global Ambassador. In this strategic role, Tillman will leverage his extensive experience and industry influence to further enhance PDS’ global presence and strengthen relationships across the fashion space.

As a luminary in the British fashion scene, Harold Tillman CBE has earned international recognition for his exceptional leadership and contributions to iconic British fashion brands, including Jaeger and Aquascutum. His distinguished legacy also includes the unique honor of serving two consecutive terms as Chairman of the British Fashion Council, a testament to his unparalleled expertise and influence within the industry. In his role as Global Ambassador, Tillman is set to play a key role in driving PDS’ further expansion by leveraging his extensive network cultivated over years of experience. With relationships spanning continents and industries, he brings on board access to key industry figures and thought leaders. Harold’s strategic position within PDS will actively promote the Company’s mission on a global scale, facilitating the initiation of strategic partnerships with various organizations, businesses, and individuals. These collaborations will bring fresh perspectives, resources, and collective opportunities for impact.

Speaking on the appointment, Pallak Seth, Executive Vice Chairman said, “PDS continues to attract the best talents in the fashion industry. We welcome Harold to the PDS Group and look forward to his thought leadership across all our business verticals. His sterling reputation and extensive industry network are invaluable assets that will undoubtedly guide us as we chart our course into new geographies and market segments. His expertise will further aid our expansion endeavors, as PDS continues its trajectory of success in the dynamic world of fashion.”

“We are delighted to welcome Harold Tillman CBE to the PDS Group,” said Sanjay Jain, Group CEO. “His passion for innovation and sustainable practices across the fashion value chain perfectly aligns with our vision for the future of sourcing and manufacturing solutions for leading global retailers and brands. Harold’s experience and direction, coupled with our ambition to create innovative, customized, and agile solutions for our customers, demonstrates our commitment to creating an impact in the global fashion and apparel industry.”

 “I am honored to join PDS as their Global Ambassador,” said Harold Tillman, CBE, “I have known Pallak for a long time and admire the incredible work PDS has been doing in the industry. I look forward to working closely across teams at PDS to develop innovative fashion solutions that are future-focused and sustainable.”

Harold Tillman’s remarkable contributions to the fashion industry were acknowledged in 2010 when he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his outstanding services. PDS is striving to build a mutually beneficial collaboration with Tillman in his role as Global Ambassador. This partnership combines the strengths of a revered authority of the British fashion industry with the company’s established position in the global fashion sourcing and manufacturing landscape.

About PDS Limited: (www.pdsltd.com)

PDS Limited is a global fashion infrastructure platform offering product development, sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution for major brands and retailers worldwide. The Company operates a vast global network covering over 60 offices in 22 countries, with over 10,000 employees and factory associates worldwide. PDS also offers a bespoke end-to-end outsourcing solution, engaging dedicated talent and infrastructure as an extended arm of retailers and brands. The Company reported consolidated revenues of ₹10,577cr in FY23.

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