8/12/2008 10:58:00 AM
Peter Jones to build new management team for Phones International
Peter Jones is believed to be lining up a management shakeup at Phones International to promote the mobile group's plans to expand.
The Dragon’s Den boss is set to promote a string of senior figures within Data Select to further plans to grow the business overseas.
George McPherson, MD of Data Select, is likely to be promoted to a larger group role as part of the shakeup. Other winners could include Roy Taylor, Angus Dawe and Tim Eltze.
Despite the growing success of his tv career, Jones is keen to expand in the mobile industry in a time of consolidation. In March, he bought a 22% stake in struggling online mobile phone retailer eXpansys for around £1m. His most audacious move was to approach 20:20 Mobile's financial backers about a possible bid for the company - an ambition that he intends to pursue further.