Jacqueline Gold, Chief Executive of Ann Summers and Knickerbox, is one of Britain's most charismatic and successful businesswomen and an inspiration to thousands of women.
Working her way through the ranks of Ann Summers Jacqueline was made Chief Executive in 1987, and quickly transformed Ann Summers into a multi-million pound business. Ann Summers now boasts a sales force of over 7,500 women as party organisers, has 136 high street stores in the UK, Ireland, and Channel Islands and one in Spain, and an annual turnover of £155 million.
Jacqueline has been voted "One of Britain's Top Businesswomen" by many publications including Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Woman and Good Housekeeping magazines as well as "One of Britain's 100 Most Influential Women" by the Daily Mail.
Jacqueline has used her position as a high-profile businesswoman to support and promote the charities closest to her heart. They include being a patron of Breast Cancer Care, NAPAC, as well as having close links with the Retail Trust.
She is or has been a columnist for Retail Week, New Business, Kent Business and Women Mean Business and appears regularly on television, starring in Ann Summers Uncovered and Undercover Boss on Channel 4. She has published two volumes of autobiography, Good Vibrations and A Woman's Courage: The Inspirational Story of the Woman Behind Ann Summers..
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