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Thornton’s CEO Jonathan Hart to resign

Thorntons has announced that its chief executive officer, Jonathan Hart, is to resign from his directorship and role as chief executive officer with effect from 27 June.

No further detail was forthcoming on the management change but Thorntons has appointed Barry Bloomer, currently serving as chief operating officer, as chief executive on an interim basis.

Thanking Hart for his service Paul Wilkinson, chairman of Thorntons, said: "Over the past four years Jonathan has turned around our Retail business, as well as creating and delivering the vision and strategy that will serve as the platform for the continued transformation of Thorntons into an international consumer goods business.

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Jonathan for his significant contribution and wish him well for the future."