Sirius Buying Group has appointed Mark Veysey as its new general manager.
The electrical appliance and kitchen buying group has hired Veysey to be responsible for helping Sirius members and suppliers take full advantage of the different business services available from the group.
Veysey spent seven years at independent electrical retailers trade association Retra. Before that, he spent 15 years within the building materials sector, including Spring Ram and Brett Martin.
Veysey said of his new appointment: “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 Buying Group, said: “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.”