CIH appoints new buyer

Buying group Combined Independents Holdings (CIH), which is part of Euronics, has appointed Paul Holt as a buyer.

Mr Holt (pictured) joins the buying team with “first-class” knowledge and experience in the white- and brown-goods industry, having begun his career in retail sales in both the independent and multiple retail sales sectors.

He has previously held positions at Philips, Glen Dimplex, Intertec Research and Testing, and Kenwood.

“I am delighted to be joining the CIH buying team and am looking forward to the challenges and the superb opportunities,” he said. “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 marketplace, engaging all generations.”

CIH chief executive Stuart Cook commented: “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.”