February 2020

New General Manager for Electrolux UK & Ireland

Electrolux has promoted Luke Harding to the role of General Manager UK and Ireland. Mr Harding comes into the role with a thorough understanding of the Electrolux UK and Ireland business, having held high profi le positions since joining in 2016, including Head of Kitchen Retail and Contracts and most recently Head of Electrical Retail. Mr

Harding commented: “I’m

delighted to be taking on responsibility for Electrolux UK and Ireland during such an important time for our company.

“Not only am I committed to a strategy of continued investment in the AEG and Zanussi brands to further accelerate the growth they have seen in recent years, but I also look forward to continuing our commitment to the Better Living Programme we implemented in 2019.

“As a leader in home appliances,

Electrolux is perfectly positioned to assist consumers in

living a more

sustainable lifestyle and our innovative technology and product solutions,

along with our brand and corporate partnerships, aim to answer that need.” With more than 20 years of

commercial experience spanning sales, marketing and operations roles across a variety of sectors, Mr Harding has a proven track record of success with global brands. He

succeeds Peter Spencer,

who has been promoted into a Vice President role within the European business.

BSH Home Appliances to exhibit at KBB Birmingham 2020

BSH Home Appliances will be exhibiting at the upcoming KBB Birmingham 2020. Taking place at the NEC Birmingham,

1-4 March 2020, the show features over 400 exhibitors and welcomes more than 15,000 retailers, designers and buyers from the KBB industry. With an imposing total display area of

more than 500sq m, the Bosch, NEFF and Siemens home appliance brands will be located in Hall 17, occupying stands X130, X130 and W140. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience fi rst-hand demonstrations from BSH in a number of product categories. Each brand will bring to life surface and cavity cooking, refrigeration and

dishwashing technologies. In addition, a clear focus will be its portfolios

of wall, ceiling, cabinet and surface extraction solutions. In all product areas, the Bosch, NEFF and Siemens brands will offer their unique interpretation of how Home Connect fi ts into the wider connected home ecosystem.

Commenting on the exhibition, Simon Jones, Director Kitchen Division at BSH, said: “We are very excited to be supporting KBB Birmingham and introducing a number of new products and innovations. More signifi cantly, we’ll be unveiling product categories which are totally new to BSH – watch this space!”

BSH UK & Ireland appoints a new CEO

BSH UK and Ireland has appointed a new CEO. Gunjan Srivastava will take over at the helm from Andreas Meier in April. Mr Meier is moving to become EVP, Head of Consumer Product Division at BSH next month. Mr Srivastava has been with BSH since 2014

and has many years’ experience in the home appliances market. He joined the company as CEO and MD of BSH India where he was instrumental in building the brand portfolio and sales and customer service infrastructure in India. In July last year he became EVP and Head of Region Asia Pacifi c, after establishing the BSH India business as a leader in the region. His current role sees him running the BSH businesses across the Asia-Pacifi c

region, including India, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Prior to BSH, he was Managing Director of Sennheiser Electronics India and has also held senior positions in companies such as Philips, Gillette and Wipro. Commenting on his appointment, Mr Srivastava said: “I’m delighted to be joining BSH UK and Ireland as the new CEO. It’s an exciting time to be taking over, as we look to build on the success the business has enjoyed during Andreas’ time as CEO. “Working in the European market is an exciting opportunity for me, after over

fi ve years working across the Asia Pacifi c region, and I’m looking forward to getting started in the role in April.”

Sirius Buying Group to exhibit at KBB Birmingham 2020

Major buying group of electrical appliance and kitchen retail solutions,

Sirius Buying Group,

will be in attendance at KBB Birmingham 2020. The buying group will be located on Stand K73 and will help specialist retailers with a view to grow and develop their commerciality, providing access to exclusive deals and promotions, along with vital industry intelligence on the latest trends and potential growth areas. Steve Jones, Commercial

Director, Sirius Buying Group, commented: “KBB 2020 will allow us the opportunity to present the huge benefi ts available for kitchen retailers, as well as electrical appliance retailers by being members of the group. The extra support they will receive, without any disruption to the way they have always run their business, is a very unique proposition and one, which has been hugely

successful in the electrical retail sector since we became

established in 2001. “As we are already naturally evolving into the kitchen studio market, we are confi dent in the synergy between sectors and want all UK independents to be aware of the benefi ts and support Sirius offers. We look forward to welcoming new and existing members to discuss how we can support your positive business plan.”


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40