5/26/2011 5:22:00 PM
Power 50 Profile: Matt Stringer, UK MD, Carphone Warehouse
Former M&S man Stringer has made huge waves since taking on the role of UK MD last year. Hailed by his colleagues as a passionate leader, Stringer has pushed and maintained schemes such as 'Walk Out Working' – where customers can have their smartphones powered up and ready to go as they leave the store at the point of purchase. Stringer is also a hands-on boss who goes out to stores on a regular basis. He is a champion of Carphone’s Wireless World store programme, leading UK rollout with plans to step on the accelerator next year. Stringer has also been part of Carphone’s Android push, realising that it is dangerous to rely on just Apple for sales.