Angela Quaintrell has over 30 years experience in high fashion retail. Quaintrell was the head buyer at luxury department store Liberty for fourteen years and was one of the first to buy McQueen at the earlier stages of his career. She currently works with young designers and growing fashion companies to develop their business models and selling strategies. Quaintrell is a mentor to young emerging designers from the Vauxhall Fashion Scout programme and MA students at the London College of Fashion. She is also advisor to the British Fashion Council showcasing fund.