Published on February 4th, 2019 | by The GC Team0
Sirius appoints new general manager
Electrical appliance and kitchen retail industry buying group Sirius has announced the appointment of Mark Veysey as its new general manager with effect from Friday, 1st February 2019.
He has been appointed, says Sirius, “with the intention of bringing a heightened level of commercial expertise to the group.” He will be responsible for helping Sirius-approved members and suppliers “to take full advantage of the different business services available from the group.”
Vesey previously spent 7 years with retra, the UK’s trade association for independent electrical retailers and servicing organisations. This led to his taking a consultative role at retra, advising and training members on warranties, finance, FCA compliance and many other business issues relating to the electrical retail sector. Preceding this, he spent more than 15 years within the building materials sector in various senior and managerial positions in leading companies including Spring Ram and Brett Martin.
Veysey commented: “I am looking forward to joining the team at Sirius, in particular during this current exciting growth phase where I hope to further strengthen the services and support supplied to our members. My aim is to create strategies that support the growth plans of the group and profit from my broad-based business experience to date.”
Sirius commercial director Steve Jones added: “As a senior business leader with experience in diverse business sectors from FMCG to building materials, to more recently the independent electronic retailers’ sector, we are confident Mark will be able to capitalise on his extensive experience and success in business services, operations, finance and business growth and development, and bring a renewed degree of expertise to the group.
“The appointment of a new general manager was an inevitable move for us, as we needed a dedicated person to oversee daily business activities, improve overall functions and implement new strategic plans to develop business. We are confident that Mark will be able to communicate these goals and establish new market resilience as 2019 will see the group safeguard ‘the independent’: especially amid post-Brexit rules.”