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Published on February 3rd, 2020 | by The GC Team

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Former Roberts CEO to head Hama UK

Accessories distributor Hama UK has announced the appointment of former Roberts Radio CEO Owen Watters to the role of Managing Director, following of the retirement of UK Country Manager Paul Irish.

Watters, who has been working alongside Irish for several months to ensure a smooth handover, said: “Paul’s leadership has cemented Hama as the leading accessories business in the UK over the last few years and I’m committed to continue his great work and to continue to treasure the core values of the business.

“Hama quality, reliability and exceptional service levels have really set the standard in the category, and it’s a real privilege to join the Hama UK team. I’ve admired Hama for many years and as Europe’s largest CE accessories business – the opportunity to join ‘the family’ was a very easy decision to make.”

2020 signifies an important landmark for Hama as the business celebrates its 30th anniversary.

The distributor today said it recognises that times have been difficult on the High Street as of late. “However, in bringing Owen Watters to the helm for the new decade, the company plan to up their customer-facing strategy, aiming to steer retailers through the uncharted waters of Brexit and help them ride the wave of the dawning ‘smart’ age with a range of forward thinking in-store solutions.

“Capitalising on Watters’ invaluable skills and expertise within the consumer electronics industry, Hama UK also hope to offer reassurance that, even after three decades of trading, their unceasing commitment to their customers’ needs still rings truer than ever.”

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