1/6/2010 1:42:00 PM
Data Select manager joins Fonehouse
Data Select Platinum Club chief Sunny Ratnam has left to
join Fonehouse as marketing manager after two and a half years at
Ratnam will lead Fonehouse's marketing drive for its franchise
programme, as it looks to double store numbers in 2010.
The company is planning to increase its retail footprint from 50
to 100 stores by the end of this year, with 11 stores opening
over the next three months. Three of those will open within the
next two weeks.
Ratnam will report to operations director Stuart Ferguson and
will initially work closely with Fonehouse MD Clive Bayley.
Bayley said the new marketing manager role was added to
complement the company's existing sales manager and commercial
He added: 'Both Fonehouse and Data Select are pleased with his
appointment as it strengthens our working together and will
create a stronger franchise partner support program for
Data Select will shuffle its marketing department as a result of
Ratnam's departure, with marketing executive Claudio Da Rocha
promoted to fill the position of marketing manager at the
In addition to Ratnam's role, Fonehouse has made a number of
appointments to continue strengthening its franchise scheme.
New recruits include Ben Roberts who will join as website
support, Steven Sandilands in shop-fitting and Zibi Matkowski,
who has moved internally from the retail division to a new role
of systems and procedures training around partner stores. The
independent retailer will also be adding more staff in its
partner commission team.
Last year, Fonehouse reached its target of 50 franchise