London, 16 January 2023 – Marc Worth, Executive Chairman and Founder of Stylus, the global trends and insights business, died in London on 13 January 2023, aged 61.
Worth was instrumental in revolutionising the online trend forecasting industry that exists today, having previously founded WGSN with his brother Julian. Having sold WGSN to Emap in 2005, Worth subsequently established Stylus in 2010, which he led as CEO until stepping into the role of Executive Chairman in April 2022.
Victoria Rennie, CEO of Stylus said: “Everyone at Stylus is completely shocked by this tragic news. Marc was an indomitable presence whose passion and humour will leave an indelible mark on our business and the industry for years to come. Many of us at Stylus have worked with Marc for decades and his loss will be felt sorely.”
Worth was a keen investor and mentor of new businesses and young entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds. He served as the Chairman for both UK Israel Business (UKIB) and Israel’s Shenkar College Board of Governors. He was also a Trustee of The Tel Aviv Foundation and the Chairman of TLVinLDN.
Rennie added: “We will continue our work to evolve and grow the business Marc founded, as I know he would have wished us to do. But of course, our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the whole Worth family at this very sad time.”
Worth is survived by his wife, Kelly, Hilda the mother of his children, Patti, Max, Henry, and Louis. Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly.