PCR's 2017 Retail buyers guide - PC Retail

PCR's 2017 Retail buyers guide

PCR presents its annual guide to the key buyers in retail
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Looking to bring your new product to market? PCR is here to help with the latest contact information for the key buyers in retail, from major High Street chains to etailers, department stores and supermarkets.

AMAZON.CO.UK

Websites: www.amazon.co.uk

Meet the team:

Matthew Finn – Senior In-Stock Manager

Matt Merrett – Instock Manager

Zeynep Yagci – Senior Vendor Manager

Jean-Francois Bessiron – Retail Director, Computing and Wireless Comms

James French – Senior Vendor Manager, Wireless

Amirul Islam – Senior Vendor Manager, Consumer Electronics

Ben Sargent – Vendor Manager, Consumer Electronics

ARGOS

Websites: www.argos.co.uk

Contact: 0845 124 0044

Meet the team:

Phil Elford – Technology Trading Manager

Hasmita Patel – Head of Buying – Vision

ASDA

Websites: www.asda.com, www.direct.asda.com

Contact: 0113 243 5435

Meet the team:

Andrew Thompson – Senior Buying Manager, Electricals

Ryan Longstaff – Senior Buying Manager, Tech & Telecoms

Robbie Oldham – Buyer, Printers & Ink

BT SHOP

Websites: www.shop.bt.com

Contact: 0870 429 3825

Meet the team:

Duncan Rutherford – Head of eCommerce

Chris Newton – Senior Marketing Executive

Alex Wall – Marketing Executive

Alex Dawson – Head of Purchasing, CS & Logistics

CARPHONE WAREHOUSE 

Websites: www.carphonewarehouse.com

Contact: 0870 111 6565

Meet the team:

Daniel Hastings – Buying Director

Andy Webb – Head of UK Buying

Alex Bradshaw – Head of Category

CCL ONLINE

Websites: www.cclonline.com

Contact: 01274 471 281

Meet the team:

Michael Bennett – Buyer and Product Manager 

Rona Vargas – Buyer, Computer Hardware

CHILLBLAST

Websites: www.chillblast.com

Contact: 01202 068 333 

Meet the team:

Ben Miles – Sales Director

Amy Fiveash – Purchasing Manager

THE CO-OPERATIVE ELECTRICAL

Websites: www.coopelectricalshop.co.uk

Contact: 0161 834 1212

Meet the team:

Charlie Manson – Head of Buying, Home Entertainment

CURRYS/PC WORLD

Websites: www.currys.co.uk, www.pcworld.co.uk

Contact: 0344 800 2030 

Meet the team:

Phil Samuels – Consumer Electronics Director

Heidi Woodhouse – Category Director Consumer Electronics

DEBENHAMS

Websites: www.debenhams.com

Contact: 0844 561 6161

Meet the team:

Kayleigh Meachem – Senior Buyer, Electricals 

Jonathan Priestley – Junior Buyer, Electricals

DINOPC

Websites: www.dinopc.com

Contact: 0333 0033 316 

Meet the team:

Vladimir Kuznetsov – Director

Marco Della Vedova – Head of Operations

EBUYER.COM

Meet the team:

Lee Weymouth – Head of Purchasing

Andy Roberts – Buying Manager

Andy Holdsworth – Head of Business Team

Amy Major – Product Manager, Servers, Software, Licensing, Storage 

Paul McGovern – Product Manager

Charles Floyd – Product Manager, Computer Peripherals, Keyboards, Mice & Headphones 

Benjamin Hough – Product Manager, Mobiles, Tablets & Wearables Tech

FIREBOX

Websites: www.firebox.com

Contact: 0800 802 1420

Meet the team:

Ben Redhead – Head of Buying 

Sarah Kabunga – Buyer

Rachel Willis – Buyer

GAME

Websites: www.game.co.uk

Contact: 01256 784 000 

Meet the team:

Gary Hearns – Head of Trading

Rob Mason – Marketplace Account Manager

Gareth Newman – Licensing & Impulse Category Manager

Scott Evans – Senior Inventory and Merchandising Manager

HALFORDS

Websites: www.halfords.com

Contact: 01527 51760

Meet the team:

Mike Taylor– Digital Trading Manager

Carla Treece – Buyer, Navigation & Fitness

Laura Walsh – Assistant Buyer

Christopher Treadwell – Assistant Buyer

Florence Isitt – Assistant Buyer

HMV/FOPP

Websites: www.hmv.com, www.fopp.com

Contact: 020 7432 2000

Meet the team:

Phil Browes – Head of Games & Technology

Dean Millward – Senior Buyer, Technology

THE HUT GROUP

Websites: www.thehut.com, www.zavvi.com, www.iwoot.com

Contact: reception@thehutgroup.com

Meet the team:

Mike Fethers – Head of Games and Technology 

Sam Phillips – Tech Buyer

JOHN LEWIS

Websites: www.johnlewis.com

Contact: 0207 9314969

Meet the team:

Johnathan Marsh – Buying Director, Electrical & Home Technology

William Jones – Tablet & Computing Buyer

Chloe Harris – Windows PC and Gaming

LAPTOPS DIRECT

Websites: www.laptopsdirect.co.uk

Contact: 0871 984 1997 

Meet the team:

Mike – Online Products

Kay – Marketing

Jodie – Accessories Specialist

MAPLIN

Websites: www.maplin.co.uk

Contact: 01709774000 

Meet the team:

Alex Richmond – Category Buyer for PC Components

Rob Tiffin – Category Manager for CCTV, Security and Home Automation

Tristan Parker – Category Buyer for Home Automation 

Stefanie Dowie – Junior Buyer for Security

Haydn Boyd – Junior Buyer for Gaming

MESH COMPUTERS

Websites: www.meshcomputers.com

Contact: 020 8955 0731

Meet the team:

Maria Malageac – Purchasing Manager

NOVATECH

Websites: www.novatech.co.uk

Contact: 0239 232 2500

Meet the team:

David Furby – Managing Director

OVERCLOCKERS

Websites: www.overclockers.co.uk

Contact: 01782 898066 

Meet the team:

Andrew Gibson – Product Manager, GPUs, Memory, Flash, SSD, Processors, Laptops & Monitors 

Scott Bentley – Product Manager, Motherboards & Software

Nikolai Lucyk – Product Manager, Peripherals, Audio, Networking & Cables

Robert Gould – Product Manager, Storage & Cooling

Glen Rhodes – Product Manager, Cases & PSUs

QVC

Websites: www.qvcuk.com

Contact: uk_vendor_relations@qvc.com 

Meet the team:

Stephen Davidson – Buying Director, Home Innovations 

Alison Seabourne – Vendor Relations Manager 

Paul Felix – Senior Buyer, Computers & Electronics

Fay Cookson – Buyer, Consumer Electronics & Motoring

SAINSBURY’S

Websites: www.sainsburys.co.uk, www.j-sainsbury.co.uk/suppliers 

Contact: 020 7695 6000

Meet the team:

Dean Mumford – Buying Manager, Electrical

Carly Pearson – Senior Buyer, New Technology

SCAN COMPUTERS

Websites: www.scan.co.uk

Contact: 0871 472 4747

Meet the team:

Chris Ward – Purchasing Manager, GPU & CPU

Peter Bassett – Purchaser, Networking, SSD, Flash, HDD Controllers, I/O, Gaming Consoles, Media

Stuart Davies – Purchaser, Monitors, Projectors, Soundcards, PC Speakers/ Headphones/Mics, PC Gaming

Keith Williams – Purchaser, Laptops, Tablets, Mobile Phones, All-in-One/ Barebone PCs, Portable Power

Adam Bithell – Purchaser, HDD, Cases, PSU, Coolers

Paul Nolan – Purchasing

SHOP DIRECT

Websites: www.very.co.uk, www.littlewoods.com

Contact: 0844 292 1000

Meet the team:

Kelly-Jayne Tolman – Senior Buyer

Martin Knight – Buyer, Laptop, PCs & Print

Joseph Danson – Buyer, Tablets, Storage, Networking & Software

Sophie Powell – Buyer, Tablets

STAPLES

Websites: www.staples.co.uk

Meet the team:

Valter Marques – Head of Merchandising and Marketing UK 

Reena Patel – Software, Peripherals & Tablet Acc Trade Manager 

Manish Goenka – Business Machines Trade Manager

TESCO

Websites: www.tesco.com, www.tescoplc.com

Contact: 01992 632222

Meet the team:

René Wright – Computer and consumer electrical

Nikhil Gohil – Audio, Sat Nav & Connected Health

Kasia Kowalska – Buying Manager, Computing

Matt Clayden – Senior Buying Manager, Vision

Rupal Gadhvi – Lead Category Planning Manager, Home Electricals

TOYS 'R' US UK

Websites: www.toysrus.co.uk

Contact: 01628 414141 

Meet the team:

Neil Sutton – Senior European Project Manager

Andrew Brocklehurst – Divisional Director of Merchandise

UTOPIA COMPUTERS

Websites: www.utopiacomputers.co.uk

Contact: 01563 574280

Meet the team:

Craig Hume – Director 

Mark Laurie – Director

WHSMITH

Websites: www.whsmith.co.uk

Contact: 01793 616161

Meet the team:

Andy Stride – Senior Purchasing Manager

WIRED2FIRE

Websites: www.wired2fire.co.uk

Contact: 01306882211

Meet the team:

Peter George – Director 

Aaron Zelos – Product Advisor

YOYOTECH

Websites: www.yoyotech.co.uk

Contact: 01256 378 098

Meet the team:

CK Kohli – Managing Director

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