CARPHONE WAREHOUSE CELEBRATES AWARDS SUCCESS

2014 News

November 11th, 2014

Carphone Warehouse named High Street Retailer of the Year by What Mobile magazine.

Carphone Warehouse has topped the What Mobile High Street Retailer list for the ninth year running to cement its position as the leading independent mobile phone retailer in the UK, offering customers smarter comparison for better value.

The What Mobile Awards celebrate the successes of retailers, network providers and manufacturers in an annual awards ceremony. For 10 years the What Mobile Awards has been the UK’s biggest mobile consumer-voted awards decided, not by judges or journalists, but by the thousands of readers of What Mobile and visitors to whatmobile.net.

Carphone Warehouse named a finalist for the 2015 Oracle Retail Week Awards.

Carphone Warehouse has been shortlisted for the Retail Technology Initiative at the Year category for this year’s Retail Week Awards, in recognition of the success of its in-store assisted sale comparison tool, Pin Point, which was launched last year. Carphone Warehouse invested £10 million to create the tool and tailor its business in response to this new consumer demand. The first tablet-based service to combine digital technology with human expertise, it compares over 92,000 tariffs and handset combinations available at Carphone Warehouse, allowing customers to understand their requirements now and in the future, and find a solution tailored to them.

With a 24% increase in entries, this year has seen the highest number of retailers participating in the awards’ history, resulting in 112 finalists.  Each of the 14 categories rewards the leading names in UK retail for their standards of excellence and innovation in managing the ever-changing demands of today’s shopper.

The shortlist will be judged by a panel of leading industry authorities, including: Alex Baldock, Chief Executive Officer at Shop Direct; Andy Clarke, President & Chief Executive Officer at Asda; Peter Ruis, Chief Executive Officer at Jigsaw; John King, Chief Executive Officer at House of Fraser.

The awards ceremony in March will be hosted by celebrated comedian and actor Steven Mangan, best known and admired for his film & TV roles in Green Wing, Episodes and Rush and most recently on stage in London’s West End play ‘Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense’. 

For more information please contact:
The Carphone Warehouse Press Office
Rosie Morris

020 3047 2424

Notes to Editors

Carphone Warehouse is part of the Dixons Carphone plc, Europe’s leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, which began trading as a merged entity on 7 August 2014.

Carphone Warehouse Promises:

Price Promise
If a customer finds a deal cheaper than ours, we’ll match it and pay their first monthly bill.

Trade In Promise
If a customer finds a better trade in price when getting any new smartphone, we’ll beat it and give them £20 on top.

We Compare, You Save
We check the online and shop prices of all the major networks weekly to make sure Carphone Warehouse is always giving customers the best price possible.

Pin Point
Our in-store comparison tool, Pin Point, helps customers compare their needs to thousands of deals to find the one that’s perfect for them.

For more information about Dixons Carphone plc, please visit http://www.dixonscarphonegroup.com

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