Dixons Carphone chief exec Seb James and his deputy Andrew Harrison cut the ribbon on their £3.8bn mega-merger yesterday, visiting most of the seven newly branded stores with a pair of scissors.
“It was quite an early start, we’ve been running around all day trying to make it to all of the stores,” James told The Capitalist as he arrived at the Hemel Hempstead outlet. “We might not make it to the Derby store on time, mind you,” he laughed. Fair enough.
According to the CEO, it’s been a happy marriage so far, but it’s early days yet. “It’s fantastic how well everyone seems to be getting on and long may that last,” he told us. “I feel there’s already a shared culture – of course, not everyone has met yet so there’s still going to be lots of work it do.”
Here’s hoping for a long honeymoon.