I genuinely felt sad when I saw the news that Carphone Warehouse was no more. So many working lives will have been involved in its heady days of growth – from its own teams to the operators, distributors, handset manufacturers, right through to the events and marketing agencies it will have worked. It’s a real emotional loss.
To think Britain no longer has an independent large brand for mobile sales on the high street seems unthinkable. But it’s happened. Once the brand than operators fought so hard to get in with is now lost and forlorn.