Jacqueline Gold, the boss of the lingerie and intercourse toys chain Ann Summers, has died aged 62.
The businesswoman died on Thursday night after seven years of remedy for breast most cancers.
Ms Gold is credited with remodeling the agency from 4 backstreet outlets right into a multi-million pound enterprise with retailers throughout the UK.
She was made a CBE in 2016 for providers to entrepreneurship, ladies in enterprise and social enterprise.
An announcement from Ms Gold’s household stated: “It’s with unspeakable unhappiness that Ann Summers verify our superb government chair Jacqueline Gold CBE handed away yesterday night together with her husband Dan, daughter Scarlett, sister Vanessa, and brother-in-law Nick, by her aspect.
“She was… an activist for ladies in enterprise, and championed feminine entrepreneurs with the ambition to higher the working setting for ladies.”
Her loss of life comes simply two months after her father, David Gold, who was joint-chairman of West Ham United, died on the age of 86.
Ann Summers chief government and Jacqueline’s sister, Vanessa, stated: “Jacqueline courageously battled stage 4 breast most cancers for seven years and was an absolute warrior all through her most cancers journey.
“In life she was a trailblazer, a visionary, and probably the most unimaginable girl, all of which makes this information that a lot tougher to bear.”
Ms Gold is credited for remodeling the Ann Summers model by attempting to make the model extra feminine pleasant.
She arrange a brand new Tupperware-style occasion service solely for ladies, which proved an instantaneous hit.
The rise in revenues this generated then led to enlargement of the corporate’s Excessive Avenue shops. It at the moment has 88 shops within the UK and Eire.