Samuel Nettey, former head buyer for men's shoes at Next, the British fast-fashion retailer, has joined Sugi International as head of design and development for the U.K. He will run Sugi's first U.K. office as head of design and development for clients in the country. Asos, Matalan, Next, River Island and Topshop have been clients of Sugi for their private label shoe collections. Nettey worked as assistant buyer for footwear at Debenhams before moving to Next about six years ago.