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24th November 2017
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Combined Independents (Holdings) appoints new buyer
Electrical buying group Combined Independents (Holdings), part of Euronics - Europe's largest electrical buying group - has announced the appointment of a new member of the buying team, Paul Holt, who joins as a buyer.
Paul joins CIH with first-class knowledge and experience in the white and brown goods industry. He brings a wealth of capability gained through both the independent and multiple retail sales sectors, having held significant positions with Phillips, Glen Dimplex, Intertec Research and Testing, and Kenwood to name just a few.
Paul says of his new appointment: "I am delighted to be joining the CIH buying team and am looking forward to the challenges and the superb opportunities. I hope to bring an improved range of products to the business, to generate and create greater affordability, enabling members to compete effectively.
"Our future plans are significant and I shall be seeking to build the support for members, while increasing their dominance in the market place, engaging all generations."
Stuart Cook, CEO CIH comments: "Paul is an industry stalwart and his experience is invaluable. He is an excellent addition to our buying team, bringing a tremendous wealth of knowledge to the business. The business thrives on innovation and we have many new and exciting opportunities for our members during this coming year."
Euronics operates in over 30 countries with an annual turnover of £19 billion. With around 500 members and approximately 1000 stores, CIH provides a range of services and benefits to support each independent electrical retailer, as well as exclusive ranges that the members' customers are unable find anywhere else on the high street, or Internet.
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