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Proper hires ex-HMV man Jon Higgs to oversee warehouse move

By | Published on Wednesday 22 March 2017

Jon Higgs

Music distribution firm Proper Music Group has hired former HMV national fulfilment boss Jon Higgs as its new Head Of Operations. His first job will be to oversee the company’s move to its new warehouse in Dartford. After that, he will lead the firm’s distribution and warehouse staff.

Higgs previously managed the move of HMV’s warehouse from the Channel Islands back to the mainland, so this project should be a doddle. He also oversaw mail order and high street fulfilment during fifteen years at the retailer, before leaving in 2014.

“It’s great to begin my time at Proper as it enters its next phase of development and growth”, says Higgs. “As we move from the current Sydenham branch into our new premises, I’m particularly excited to embrace the new automation and system developments which our projected growth plans have allowed us to invest in. I can’t wait to get started”.

Proper MD Drew Hill adds: “I’m delighted that Jon is coming on board to employ his expertise as we settle into our new home. Going forward, Jon’s experience will prove invaluable as we continue to grow, and adapt to the challenges and opportunities thrown our way”.

The hiring of Higgs comes as Proper announces record gross profits of £283,000 for 2015 to 2016. The move to new premises sees the company double its warehouse space, while promising that new technology will improve capacity and efficiency.