Carphone Warehouse launches the cheapest ever 4G pay monthly mobile tariff for just 20p a day

LONDON, 2016-Oct-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carphone Warehouse has launched the cheapest ever 4G pay monthly mobile tariff coming in at just 20p a day* – that’s 5p cheaper than some of the nation’s favourite chocolate bars including a Freddo and a Fudge Bar.

The new tariff comes with 250MB data, 150 minutes and 5,000 texts for just £6 a month on a pay monthly contract on iD Mobile’s ShockProof plan with the new Alcatel Pixi 4 and no upfront cost.

With few items costing less than 20p including a second class stamp or packet of Polo mints, Carphone Warehouse customers will be able to snap up this great value deal from today. Not only is this the cheapest 4G pay monthly mobile tariff in the market, iD Mobile’s ShockProof plan means customers can cap their monthly spend, perfectly suited for those on a budget.

Not only capable of delivering superfast 4G speeds, the Alcatel Pixi 4 is a stylish smartphone featuring a 5-megapixel front facing camera for those all-important selfies and 8GB of storage. This bright, bold and functional smartphone ticks all the boxes for those on a budget who want great value.

Ten things that are now more expensive than a day on 4G –

  1. Freddo
  2. Second class stamp
  3. Polo Mints
  4. Phone box call
  5. An apple
  6. Can of baked beans
  7. The Sun newspaper
  8. Train station loo stop
  9. Box of matches
  10. Taking a bath

John Coleman, Director of Pay Monthly at Carphone Warehouse said, “4G for just 20p a day is quite remarkable when you think the first 4G tariff was around £31 a month three years ago and we’ve created a 4G handset and tariff combination that’s a fifth of that cost, the cheapest we’ve ever had.”

The deal can be found at www.carphonewarehouse.com

*Tariff is £6 per month working out at 20p per day on an average 30-day month

For more information, please contact:

ID@mcsaatchi.com or 0207 544 3600

Notes to editors:

Launched in May 2015, iD UK is Carphone Warehouse’s groundbreaking new 4G network. Its flexible 4G plans are amongst some of the best value in the UK. These range from great value SIM Only deals, to plans that include the very latest flagship smartphones.

iD UK is built around its customers, and puts them firmly in control – they can cap their monthly spend, roll over unused data to the next month, and even roam in 29 countries at no extra cost. iD UK customers can manage their account online or by using the free iD UK smartphone app, where they can buy add-ons, and view their usage whilst they’re on the move. iD UK runs on the Three network.

Dixons Carphone plc is Europe’s leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, employing over 40,000 people in 9 countries. Focused on helping customers navigate the connected world, Dixons Carphone offers a comprehensive range of electrical and mobile products, connectivity and expert after-sales services from the Geek Squad and Knowhow.

Dixons Carphone’s primary brands include Carphone Warehouse, Currys and PCWorld in the UK & Ireland, Elkjøp, Elkjøp Phonehouse, Elgiganten, Elgiganten Phonehouse, Gigantti and Lefdal in the Nordic countries, Kotsovolos in Greece, Dixons Travel in a number of UK & Ireland airports and Phone House in Spain. Our key service brands include Knowhow in the UK, Ireland and the Nordics, and Geek Squad in the UK, Ireland and Spain.

Business-to-business (B2B) services are provided through Connected World Services, PC World Business and Carphone Warehouse Business. Connected World Services aims to leverage the Group’s existing expertise, operating processes and technology to provide a range of services to businesses.

Contact:

Dixons Retail switchboard on 0844 800 2030
Carphone Warehouse switchboard on 0370 111 6565

Source: Dixons Carphone

Bonmarché announces the appointment of Helen Connolly as its new Chief Executive Officer

Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Wakefield, England, 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/— The Board of Bonmarché is pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Connolly as the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Helen will take up her position later in the year and a further announcement will be made at the relevant time.

Helen is currently Senior Buying Director for George at ASDA, where she is responsible for all women’s clothing, non-clothing and male and female essentials. Previously, she was Category Director for Buying and Design, and Buying Manager of Womenswear at George at ASDA. She was formerly Head of Sourcing for Womenswear and Girlswear from China, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka at Next plc and has also worked within Arcadia Group as Head of Buying at Dorothy Perkins.

Helen brings significant relevant experience from the value retail sector, with particular expertise in women’s apparel, which is Bonmarché’s core market.

There is nothing further to disclose in relation to the appointment under LR 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules.

John Coleman, Chairman of Bonmarché Holdings plc said:
“We are delighted to be appointing someone of Helen’s calibre and experience to Bonmarché. With a strong track record in delivering exceptional results, Helen is an ambitious, talented and passionate individual who will make an outstanding leader for the business.

“Helen’s expertise in buying, merchandising, sourcing, product, and business development is first-class, and she has demonstrated a dedicated focus on delivering a high quality consumer experience. We look forward to welcoming her to Bonmarché and working with her to deliver further progress for the brand and the Company.”

– Ends –

Bonmarché Holdings plc
c/o FTI +44 (0)20 3727 1000

John Coleman, Chairman

Stephen Alldridge, Finance Director

FTI Consulting – Communications adviser
+44 (0)20 3727 1109
Jonathon Brill, Josephine Corbett

Notes to Editors:
Bonmarché is one of the UK’s largest women’s value retailers, focused on selling stylish, affordable, premium quality clothing and accessories in a wide range of sizes via its own store portfolio, website, mail order catalogues and through the Ideal World TV shopping channel. Established in 1982, Bonmarché has more than 30 years of experience in this growing market segment, operating across the UK.

SOURCE: Bonmarché

 

Bonmarché Holdings plc announces that its CEO Beth Butterwick will step down to join Karen Millen as its Chief Executive

Wakefield, England, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ —

1. Beth Butterwick to step down as Chief Executive Officer

Bonmarché Holdings plc today announces that Beth Butterwick, Chief Executive, will step down after four years with the Company to join Karen Millen as Chief Executive. Beth will remain with Bonmarché until her successor is appointed to ensure a smooth transition.

The Board is conducting a comprehensive search for the Company’s next Chief Executive and a further announcement will be made in due course.

John Coleman, Chairman, said:

“On behalf of the Board, and all our colleagues at Bonmarché, we thank Beth for her exceptional contribution over the past four years. She has led the business through a transformative period, through the acquisition by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners in 2012, the IPO on AIM in 2013, and most recently the Company’s transition to the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market as one of the UK’s largest women’s value retailers.

Beth has imbued Bonmarché with a sense of energy and purpose, and today the business is wellplaced for long-term success, with a robust balance sheet, strong management, and a carefully formulated growth strategy. We wish her all the very best for the future.”

Beth Butterwick, CEO, said:

“It has been a great privilege to lead this unique Company. I would like to offer my sincere thanks for the valued support from customers, colleagues, suppliers and shareholders, throughout my time with Bonmarché.”

2. Trading update

In the Company’s Interim Results report published on 23 November, the Board stated that, provided trading conditions normalised for the remainder of the financial year, its expectations for the full year would remain unchanged.

Trading conditions during December, particularly since “Black Friday” on 27 November, have been very challenging, and have not normalised. The Board’s view is that these trading conditions are likely to continue for the remainder of the winter season and it has therefore revised its profit expectations for the current financial year. Given the ongoing volatility of trading conditions, the Board considers it likely that the PBT will be within the range of £10.5m to £12.0m.

The Company will issue its post-Christmas trading update on 15 January 2016.

ENQUIRIES:
Bonmarché Holdings plc
Beth Butterwick, Chief Executive
Stephen Alldridge, Finance Director
c/o FTI +44 (0)20 3727
1000

FTI Consulting – Communications adviser
Jonathon Brill, Josephine Corbett
+44 (0)20 3727 1109

Investec Bank plc
Garry Levin, David Flin, David Anderson
+44 (0)20 7597 4000

SOURCE: Bonmarché Holdings plc