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Housing Units Expands its Senior Team with Two New Appointments


The North-Wests premier home furnishing centre, Housing Units, has appointed two new senior members of staff to join its expanding team.

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Housing Units Expands its Senior Team with Two New Appointments


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Stewart Smith has joined as Retail Director, with Alison Hartley taking up the newly created role of Multi-Channel Director.  Housing Units has experienced impressive growth in the last six months, with staff numbers approaching 300 as the company prepares to celebrate its 70th year in business.

International e-commerce guru, Alison, joins Housing Units with 16 years of both UK and international multichannel experience. Previous roles include E-commerce Development Manager for The Co-operative Travel, Multichannel - Global Strategic Development Manager for the UK’s leading nursery retailer, Mamas & Papas, and more recently Product Owner & business advisor at Walmart for George.com. Stewart brings 18 years of retail experience to the company, having previously worked with Marks & Spencer as a store manager, where he assisted with the opening of three new stores.  

Alison Hartley commented, “As a local woman who understands the values, quality and uniqueness of the Housing Units brand, I am thoroughly looking forward to developing the Multichannel strategy to deliver a seamless shopping experience for our customers, both in-store and online.”

Stewart Smith, said “Having worked in a retail environment for the majority of my career, I am thrilled to be joining a company that puts quality and customer service at the forefront of its strategy.” 

Nick Fox, CEO at Housing Units, added: “As we approach our seventieth year in business, I am delighted that we are continuing to thrive and expand. Stewart and Alison bring with them a wealth of experience and I have no doubt they will both have a long and happy future with the Housing Units family.”

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