Clive Harper, former MD of Yankee Candle, has joined Village Candle as President of International Sales. His role will be to extend the Village Candle brand into new markets whilst working to expand existing ones, giving it a true global presence.
He started in the candle business in 1984 with Bolsius BV, a major Dutch Candle manufacturer, when he founded Bolsius UK Ltd. He then went on to join Yankee Candle in 1998 and Yankee Candle Europe was launched under his leadership.
Jeanne Hulit, President of Village Candle based in Maine, USA, said, “By joining the Village Candle team, Clive will help build Village Candle as the recognized premier fragranced candle brand,”
Clive Harper replied, “In 25 years, Village Candle has grown quietly into a leader in this industry. The company’s quality products and brand recognition will make it a force in international markets and that is why I am excited to be a part of the Village Candle team.”