Sirius Buying Group has appointed Steve Jones as its managing director, with immediate effect.
Mr Jones was previously commercial director of the electrical appliance and kitchen retail buying group – 2021 marks his sixteenth year with the company. He started out as administration manager before progressing to commercial manager. In 2016 he was appointed as commercial director.
Commenting on his new role, Mr Jones said: “To say this is a massive honour is an understatement, as I am extremely proud to continue being an authoritative figure for our members and mutual support mechanism for retail development and economic efficiency. It is definitely the members’ company, but I will continue to look after Sirius as if it were my own – both in the present and the future.”
Pete Gilks, founder member and Sirius director, added: “As a young man, Steve brought his skills and enthusiasm to the group straight away. He matured very quickly and embraced the many years of knowledge and experience from those around him, resulting in keen business acumen.
“Having worked closely with him to develop the group, I am very pleased that his appointment as managing director will secure its future and take it the next level of success.”