Sirius Buying Group appoints new General Manager

Major buying group in the electrical appliance and kitchen retail industry, Sirius Buying Group, has announced Mark Veysey as its new General Manager.

Appointed with effect from 1 February with the intention of bringing a heightened level of commercial expertise to the group, Mr Veysey will be responsible for helping Sirius Approved Members and Suppliers to take full advantage of the different business services available from the group.

In addition to facility management, Mr Veysey will also provide an added layer of support to Sirius, emphasising its unique ideology and loyal mind-set and culture which defines the group.

Prior to accepting the new General Manager position at Sirius Buying Group, Mr Veysey spent seven years with Retra. This led to him 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 had a successful career spanning over 15 years within the building materials sector in various senior and managerial positions within leading companies: notably Spring Ram and Brett Martin.

Mr 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.”

Steve Jones, Commercial Director at Sirius, 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.”