Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold has died on the age of 62, her household has mentioned.
The multi-millionaire businesswoman, who handed away along with her household at her aspect on Thursday night after seven years of remedy for breast most cancers, was hailed an “absolute warrior” by her sister.
It comes simply two months after the loss of life of her 86-year-old tycoon father, David, who was co-chairman of West Ham United.
A household assertion mentioned: “It is with unspeakable sadness that Ann Summers confirm our amazing executive chair Jacqueline Gold CBE passed away yesterday evening with her husband Dan, daughter Scarlett, sister Vanessa, and brother-in-law Nick, by her side.”
Her sister Vanessa mentioned: “Jacqueline courageously battled stage four breast cancer for seven years and was an absolute warrior throughout her cancer journey.”
She was made a CBE within the 2016 New Year Honours for companies to entrepreneurship, girls in enterprise and social enterprise.
Ms Gold was greatest recognized for heading the lingerie and intercourse toy retailer Ann Summers and rising the enterprise right into a profitable excessive road model.
The agency had been snapped up by David along with his brother Ralph in 1972, when it had simply 4 shops that operated as intercourse outlets.
The pair set about reworking the corporate, first bringing in Ms Gold on an internship in 1981.
She quickly made her mark, launching the Ann Summers social gathering to develop the model.
The idea of holding occasions on the houses of consumers to advertise merchandise proved highly regarded and acquired round legal guidelines that barred intercourse toys from being placed on public show.
She went on to be made an organization director earlier than turning into its chief govt in 1987.
Ms Gold had continued to steer the enterprise, which has 81 shops, in recent times as govt chair alongside her sister Vanessa, who’s now chief govt officer.