Woolworths HR director invests in more company shares as prices struggle

Woolworths group HR director Claire Tiney has upped her stake in the high street retailer as its share price struggles.

Tiney has bought 172,000 shares at 5.68 pence each, lifting her holding to 212,000 shares.

Woolworths’ shares have been hammered recently on the back of a disappointing trading update. Group sales for the 25 weeks to 26 July were down 3.1%.

Tiney joined the company in February, replacing former HR director Robin Mills. She came on board with significant HR experience having previously held senior HR roles at Mothercare, WH Smith and most recently, insurer Homeserve.

In June, Woolworths announced it was parting company with chief executive Trevor Bish-Jones after six years at the helm.

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