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Bargain Booze owner Conviviality announces new management appointments

Tuesday January 26th 2016

Bargain Booze owner Conviviality has appointed David Robinson as managing director of Conviviality Retail, the business unit focused on franchise store operations.

Having spent over 20 years in senior roles in the retail industry, Robinson has joined Conviviality from Home Retail Group where he was a member of the executive board and, most recently, chief operating officer of Argos. Prior to that, he was commercial director with a seat on the Argos board, and was also a commercial director at Homebase.

His previous positions include senior roles with Dixons Stores Group as well six years running his own events management business.

In a second appointment, Mark Simmonds will join Conviviality in March as commercial finance director for Conviviality Retail. Simmonds has spent the last 19 years working at Mitchells and Butlers, most recently as director of financial planning and analysis.

Diana Hunter, chief executive of Conviviality, said: “I am delighted to welcome David as managing director of Conviviality Retail. David brings a significant track record of delivering results and has a wealth of experience in the retail industry. David is ideally placed to continue to develop and grow the Retail business with our franchise partners.

“We are also pleased to welcome Mark as commercial finance director for Conviviality Retail. We believe we now have a strong team in place to drive the Conviviality Retail business forward.”