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​Ashley Steps in as Sports Direct Chief Executive Resigns

23rd September 2016
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Ashley Steps in as Sports Direct Chief Executive Resigns

Mike Ashley, the majority owner and founder of Shirebrook based Sports Direct, has stepped in as Chief Executive of the retailer – following the shock resignation of Dave Forsey.

The company has come under fire recently over zero hours contracts, and the controversial disclosure that warehouse staff were being paid less than the national minimum wage.

Sports Direct have also been under fire following an investigation which uncovered staff working on the Shriebook warehouse site, were kept behind after their shifts for full body searches.

Speaking of Ashley’s appointment as Chief Executive, Mansfield Labour Party Leader Sonia Ward said “I think that he’s a canny business man and that when he sees this is affecting his business’ image and his profits, he is then going to be pushed to do something.”

“He’s going to be more motivated by the impact it will have on his business than by mere concern for workers. The bottom line is money and when he’s sees its effecting his business, he’s going have to act” 

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