CIH Makes New Appointments

CIH Makes New Appointments

Combined Independents (Holdings) Ltd (CIH), an electrical buying group, part of Euronics, Europe’s largest electrical buying group, announces a number of new appointments including changes to the buying team and a new Deputy Chairman.

Tracey Harris has been appointed to the role of Head of Purchasing. Tracey has 11 years’ experience with the CIH buying team, notably managing white goods and successfully developing and maintaining strong relationships with a variety of suppliers. Tracey will be responsible for overseeing the strategy of the buying department, including white goods, brown goods and small domestic appliances.

Further changes to the buying team sees Ryan Atkinson now being responsible for Brown Goods and Matthew Doyle returns to the company to take on the responsibility of White Goods. Ryan brings over 15 years’ experience to the role and has held significant positions with Samsung Electronics, BSH, Vax Ltd and, more recently, LG Electronics. Matthew, previously spent five years with CIH and the buying team, gaining insight into the competitive marketplace and developing product ranges to enable CIH members to stand out from the competition. Matthew brings to the role further industry experience and sales knowledge gained from over two years’ with Best Buy Europe and 18 months’ with Hisense UK. After a short break Matthew returns to CIH as part of the newly structured buying department.

Andrew Thomas has been elected Deputy Chairman of CIH, taking over from Steve Scogings who has now been elected Chairman of CIH. Andrew, Managing Director of A.F Thomas & Sons LTD, has been a CIH Director for a number of years, overseeing the CITER (Wales & West) Ltd., regional group, communicating to the board with information and insights from members as well as offering advice and support based on his own experiences.

Stuart Cook, Chief Executive Officer, CIH says: “We are pleased to announce a number changes to the structure at CIH that further strengthens our offering to our members and suppliers. The new buying team will be working hard to solidify strong ranges and exclusive offers, while Andrew will continue to report to the board of directors and help to develop the company strategy.”

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Image captions:

  1. Tracey Harris has been appointed to the role of Head of Purchasing at Combined Independents (Holdings) Ltd
  2. Combined Independents (Holdings) Ltd appoints Ryan Atkinson to the role of Brown Goods Buyer
  3. Matthew Doyle takes on the role of White Goods Buyer at Combined Independents (Holdings) Ltd
  4. Andrew Thomas has been elected Deputy Chairman at Combined Independents (Holdings) Ltd

About CIH:

Combined Independents (Holdings) Ltd (CIH) is an electrical buying group, part of Euronics, Europe’s largest electrical buying group, which 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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30th October 2018

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