Smeg UK appoints Kris Horley as Head of Independent Retail

Smeg UK has announced the appointment of Kris Horley as its new Head of Independent Retail.

A major hire for Smeg this year, Mr Horley (pictured, right, with Smeg’s John Davies at the manufacturer’s London retail store) brings with him over 25 years of experience from a variety of sales roles within the industry. He will be responsible for Smeg’s ongoing development of its independent retail channel, which is a key focus for the brand in 2019.

Within his new role, Mr Horley will be in charge of managing the independent field sales team across the UK, with an overall responsibility for both the CIH and SIRIUS buying groups.

Paul Barker, Sales Director at Smeg UK, commented: “We’re delighted to announce the arrival of Kris to further strengthen our independent offering. For Smeg, independent electrical retail is a key cornerstone of our business and Kris will be instrumental in helping develop this further.”

Keep an eye out for the April issue of ERT. Editor, Jack Cheeseman, speaks exclusively to Mr Horley about his new role.

Mr Horley joined Smeg as of last month.