Published:  23 November, 2011

MBT is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben May as managing director for the UK and Ireland.Joining the pioneering footwear brand’s leadership team in the UK and Ireland, Ben, who also oversees operations in Spain, Portugal and Andorra, has been tasked with continuing to drive forward the success of the brand, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. 

Ben began his career as independent retailer for the brand before joining the MBT team five years ago. He has since built an impressive operation in Spain with over 120 mono-branded stores and has introduced his growth plans to the company by expanding the retail business and overseeing the creation of numerous stand-alone MBT stores and concessions.  Five new stores opened in the UK in the past month alone, underlying the ambitious plans for MBT moving into 2012.

The most recent openings include mono brand stores in areas such as Derby, Tunbridge Wells and Salford Quays, as well as the brand new flagship store situated in Europe’s largest inner-city shopping centre, Westfield Stratford City.  MBT will be looking to open further concessions as well as its own retail stores in the coming months, where customers will be provided with unrivaled fitting services delivered by extensively trained staff.

Commenting on his appointment, Ben May said: “I’m thrilled to have been given this opportunity and look forward to developing the brand even further. This is certainly an exciting time for MBT and I hope to be a big part of the continued success of this truly innovative company.”


For more information please contact the MBT press office at Cow PR – Tel: 020 7234 9150, E-mail: mbt@cowpr.com

About MBT

The MBT line, the seminal brand and product of Masai GB Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Masai Group International Ltd, is now available in over 55 countries around the world. MBT footwear is now certified Class 1 Medical Equipment in the EU. Introduced into the UK market in 1996, MBTs can be purchased at a wide range of retailers nationwide. UK headquarters are based in London.



About Masai GB Ltd.

MBT produced the original, innovative physiological shoe in the mid 1990s. MBT was the first company to develop the rounded, unstable sole construction, which today has been copied or interpreted by many brands many times over. With its physiological footwear, MBT created an entirely new product category, which is meanwhile a synonym for enjoyable walking and standing. MBT has focused on the technological and scientific development of its product for 15 years and therefore remains authentic and trustworthy for its customers.

Please visit the website at www.uk.mbt.com for additional information.

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