Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Carphone Warehouse appoints new MD for Talkmobile – UK

Carphone Warehouse has appointed Paul Layte as the new Managing Director of its UK MVNO unit Talkmobile. He has replaced the former Managing Director Philip Macridis. The move is expected to strengthen the company’s relationship with Vodafone and expand its Talkmobile MVNO business unit. Also, Nick Willco, Commercial Finance Director at Best Buy Europe, has taken executive responsibility for the business unit.

In a separate development, Carphone is expected to close down its Fresh and MobileWorld MVNOs, both operating on T-Mobile’s network. Although, Carphone has very recently appointed Nick Willcox to head its ‘MobileWorld’ MVNO. Commenting on the development, a spokesperson from Carphone, said: “Carphone Warehouse will continue to serve customers on both Fresh and MobileWorld MVNOs which it operates with T-Mobile in the UK, however these products are now closed to new customers. Both products have been replaced under the Talkmobile brand which Carphone Warehouse fully intends on growing in the near future.”