Love Hemp Group, a UK supplier of cannabidiol and hemp products, has announced the appointment of two JD Sports marketing officers.
Stephen White and Steve Horan join the company after both working at JD Sports Fashion for 19 and 20 years respectively, where they served as Group Marketing Director and Marketing Manager.
During their time at JD Sports, they saw the company move from its UK base to locations on three continents, and were working for the brand when it was promoted to the FTSE 100 in 2019.
White and Horan were part of the team that guided JD Sports’ marketing activities, retail promotions, and retail to online transitions.
White brings over 40 years of industry experience in branding and consumer-centric marketing. At JD Sports, he has built an internationally focused marketing team across the Far East, Australasia, Western Europe and America.
Horan brings over 20 years of experience planning and executing marketing strategies to support retail sales growth and brand positioning across multiple international territories.
Love Hemp produces and supplies product lines, including Cannabidiol (CBD) oils, sprays and edibles, and has established relationships with retailers such as Sainsbury’s, Boots, Ocado and Holland & Barrett.
Tony Calamita, CEO of Love Hemp Group, said: “I am delighted to have Stephen and Steve on board and look forward to using their wealth of knowledge and experience to support the future growth of the Love Hemp brand. . The expertise provided by our recent hires is of a caliber that will provide the Company with the support it so badly needs to grow and develop our impressive brand.