NHS fees to be scrapped for overseas health staff and care workers

NHS staff and care workers from abroad are to be exempt, as Labour calls it “the right thing to do”.
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Abboud Purchaser Has Eye on New Categories, Overseas Growth

Yehuda Shmidman wore a Joseph Abboud tuxedo to his wedding 16 years ago, so he’s been a fan of the brand for a long time. Now he’s the steward.
Last Friday, Shmidman, the chief executive officer of WHP Global, a new brand acquisition and management firm, acquired the Joseph Abboud trademark from Tailored Brands Inc. for $ 115 million.
He said his company, while a newcomer to the brand management scene, is well-funded and believes its opportunity centers around acquiring “well-established legacy brands with a strong following that have reached a critical size and have an opportunity for growth.”
And the Abboud brand, which was founded more than 30 years ago and has sales of more than $ 500 million at Tailored Brands’ stable of stores, checked all those boxes.
Under the terms of the deal, Tailored Brands has entered into a licensing agreement with WHP for the exclusive rights to sell and rent Joseph Abboud branded apparel and related merchandise in the U.S. and Canada.
“I love the brand personally and have been a customer and a fan for many years,” he said. “He dresses men to make them look and feel their best.”
Shmidman would not reveal the length of the deal, but it is believed to

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No. 6 recruit Suggs picks Zags; overseas possible

Point guard Jalen Suggs, the No. 6 prospect in the ESPN 100 for 2020, announced Friday that he has committed to Gonzaga but confirmed that going overseas for one season instead of college is a “very serious” option.
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Untuckit to Open First Overseas Stores in London

Untuckit is taking its message across the pond.
The brand that got its start selling shirts to men that are designed not to be tucked into pants will open its first two stores outside the U.S. this fall.
Two units, in Covent Garden and Westfield London, will debut on Nov. 5. They will both measure around 1,600 square feet and will carry the full selection of the brand’s men’s apparel. The retail openings will be supported by the launch of a U.K.-specific web site.
The company was created by Chris Riccobono, who convinced his Columbia University business school classmate Aaron Sanandres to develop a business to address the issue that they couldn’t find a casual shirt that fit correctly when untucked. So they launched a direct-to-consumer web site with $ 150,000 in seed money from friends and family in 2011 and sold shirts that were shorter with a contoured hemline in a wide variety of fits. The brand was successful out of the box and by 2016 “put $ 8 million on the books,” Riccobono said.

Untuckit’s Chris Riccobono. 

In 2017, California venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins invested $ 30 million to fund the company’s growth. And last September, former hockey great Wayne Gretzky also wrote a check

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