Express Gifts appoints Chris Chalmers

By Lancashire Business View

25 Oct 2018

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Accringon-based Express Gifts has appointed Chris Chalmers as marketing and digital director.

Express Gifts, which runs Studio.co.uk, is currently employs more than 1,500 people and retails through catalogues and online.

Chris joins the organisation from Thomas Cook, where he was marketing and ecommerce director.

He has extensive digital and ecommerce experience in the retail, travel and leisure industries, having worked for leading brands such as Asda and Jet2.

The hire comes as the company looks to accelerate its digital transformation and broaden its appeal to both current and new customers.

Paul Kendrick, managing director of Express Gifts, said: “Chris brings with him a wealth of retail and online expertise, along with a strong vision for the future of our brand. His collection of past successes speaks for itself, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for Express Gifts.”

Chris added: “It’s a gem of a business with big digital ambition. I am looking forward to joining the team and taking on the challenge of leading its digital transformation and building a household name.” Express Gifts Ltd, owned by Findel plc and trading under Studio.co.uk, is an online personal shopping service with flexible payment options. It stocks over 60,000 products, including clothing, homeware and gifts.

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