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Retail Assist, the technology specialist whose IT software and support services are used by leading retail and hospitality brands, has appointed a new Chairman to its Board of Directors.
After securing significant investment earlier this year from Foresight Group and RBS, Retail Assist has appointed Bill Joss to oversee the strategic direction of the business, providing focus for its ambitious growth plans.
Bill’s 20 years of non-executive Chairman experience includes positions with leading technology, engineering, and managed services businesses around the world.
As well as providing strategic expertise to Retail Assist’s Operational Board, Bill will represent the interests of Retail Assist’s Shareholders and investors.
Explaining the new appointment, Retail Assist’s CEO Dan Smith said: “We’re going through an exciting transformation that comes with being a growing organisation, underpinning the technology infrastructure and operations of some of the biggest names in retail and hospitality internationally.
“Retail Assist is performing brilliantly, securing high-profile clients amongst large scale investments to drive us to the next stage in our growth. Bill will help us to capitalise on that growth by securing wider opportunities for Retail Assist as it continues to become an even bigger player in the market.”
Bill Joss, the new Non-Executive Chairman of Retail Assist, added, “I see huge potential for the business as a dynamic technology provider in a changing retail environment. By focussing on the best opportunities for Retail Assist, we shall unlock further potential in the market.
“The demand for external managed services and outsourcing has become increasingly important in recent years, and Retail Assist is well-positioned to respond to this, having a credible history of industry achievements and an impressive client base.”
Based in the UK, Bill is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, and a competitive endurance cyclist.
Retail Assist employs more than 220 people across 6 UK sites, supporting over 40 retail and hospitality brands worldwide, 24 x 7 x 365.