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Carphone Warehouse is looking to expand the 1,000-strong workforce at its Preston-based call centre with 80 new jobs.
20-Jul-2015


Carphone Warehouse is looking to recruit 2,000 managers and sales staff for 500 mobile phone concessions being planned in PC World and Currys stores.
26-Aug-2014


Carphone Warehouse has confirmed plans to merge with Dixons Retail, the chain of more than 500 Currys and PC World electronics stores.
15-May-2014


Carphone Warehouse is in merger discussions with Dixons, the chain of more than 500 electronics stores.
25-Feb-2014


Carphone Warehouse is to open 60 Samsung electronics stores in the UK and six other European countries.
30-Jan-2014


Carphone Warehouse is considering plans to transfer hundreds of TalkTalk customer services jobs to its call centres in Preston and Waterford.
08-Feb-2010


Carphone Warehouse is planning to expand its chain of 21 "wireless world" format stores to more than 40 over the next year.
07-Dec-2009


Carphone Warehouse has agreed to acquire the UK broadband assets of Italian telecoms firm Tiscali for £236m, in order to expand its Talk Talk division.
11-May-2009


Carphone Warehouse is looking to open up to 70 Best Buy electronics stores in the UK by 2013, with the creation of up to 10,000 jobs.
23-Apr-2009


Carphone Warehouse is to acquire The Airtime Group, the supplier of fixed-line communications services, for £0.8m, in order to expand its Opal Telecom subsidiary.
12-Mar-2009


Carphone Warehouse has sold its South African call centre subsidiary to eTelecare Global Solutions for £3.7m.
04-Mar-2009


Carphone Warehouse is to set up an 82,000 sq ft headquarters for Talk Talk at the White Building in Notting Dale, West London.
02-Feb-2009


Carphone Warehouse is considering plans to open a new chain of electronics stores offering wireless products, games and digital TV content, depending on the success of a trial at Westfield London.
20-Oct-2008


Carphone Warehouse has secured a £1.1bn investment from US-based Best Buy, in order to develop a chain of consumer electronics stores on retail parks across the UK and Europe.
09-May-2008


Carphone Warehouse Networks is planning to expand the workforce at its Irlam headquarters from 470 to 600 by the end of the year.
01-May-2008


Carphone Warehouse is to invest £45m in a store expansion and refurbishment programme this year, as well as £85m in its telecoms network and £70m in IT development.
16-Apr-2008


Carphone Warehouse is planning to set up a nationwide chain of Geek Squad home support outlets, following a successful trial in London.
22-Oct-2007


Carphone Warehouse is to relocate its OneStop mobile phone mail order business from Crewe to its e2save division in Loughborough, which could lead to the loss of dozens of jobs from the 200-strong workforce.
27-Jul-2007


Carphone Warehouse is to set up an £8.5m call centre and engineering headquarters for its Opal Telecom business in Irlam, Manchester, by February 2008, with the creation of up to 300 jobs.
15-Jan-2007


Carphone Warehouse is considering plans to expand the workforce at its mobile phone call centre in Preston from 800 to up to 2,000.
03-Jan-2007


Carphone Warehouse is to acquire the AOL internet access business in the UK from Time Warner for £370m, and 100 of the 500 AOL jobs are expected to be cut by the end of the year.
12-Oct-2006


Carphone Warehouse is planning to recruit 1,000 additional sales staff for its mobile phone stores.
28-Jul-2006


Carphone Warehouse is planning to open 60 mobile phone stores in the UK over the next 12 months, as well as 190 in Spain and the rest of Europe.
12-Jun-2006


Carphone Warehouse has announced plans to set up a call centre at the Tulketh Mill building in Preston, with the creation of an initial 150 jobs in June and a further 150 in August.
06-Feb-2006


Carphone Warehouse is to seek planning permission to set up a call centre at Tulketh Mill in Preston, which could create dozens of new jobs.
22-Dec-2005


Carphone Warehouse is to acquire Onetel from Centrica for an initial £132m, as well as the UK fixed-line telecoms business of Tele2 for £8.7m.
20-Dec-2005


Carphone Warehouse is to move into the broadband market with a £60m investment in the installation of its own equipment in up to 1,000 BT exchanges over the next three years.
07-Nov-2005


Carphone Warehouse is planning to create 125 new jobs at its recently-acquired OneStop mobile phones business in Crewe, including sales and customer service staff.
17-May-2005


Carphone Warehouse is planning to create hundreds of new jobs with the expansion of its Talk Talk landline division and the opening of more mobile phone stores.
18-Apr-2005


Carphone Warehouse is planning to open 100 mobile phone stores this year, having identified 300 potential sites.
28-Feb-2005


Carphone Warehouse is to accelerate its UK and international expansion programme by opening 200 mobile phone stores over the next 12 months, taking its European total to more than 1,400.
02-Apr-2004


Carphone Warehouse is to acquire Xtra Telecom, the Spanish fixed-line telecoms company, for up to £17m.
08-Mar-2004


Carphone Warehouse is to create 180 new jobs at its Opal Telecom call centre at the Birchwood Business Park in Warrington by July 2004.
30-Dec-2003


Carphone Warehouse is planning to expand its chain of 500 mobile phone stores with 100 new outlets in 2004.
22-Dec-2003


Carphone Warehouse is to recruit a further 230 sales staff this year, as part of its ongoing store opening programme.
10-Nov-2003


Carphone Warehouse is planning to create up to 400 jobs at 100 new stores this year, and a similar number of jobs at its call centres.
05-Aug-2003


Carphone Warehouse has acquired the German operations of Hutchison Telecommunications for £32m, as part of a strategy to enter the service provider business.
04-Jun-2003


Carphone Warehouse has acquired Opal Telecom, the Warrington-based provider of fixed-line telecom services, for £65m.
07-Nov-2002


Carphone Warehouse is planning to open about 12 new-format "experience" stores over the next 12 months, with the first opening in London this month.
19-Aug-2002


Carphone Warehouse is planning to open about 60 new mobile phone stores in the UK this year, and a further 60 will open in France and Spain.
07-Jun-2002


Carphone Warehouse is looking to relocate some of its London mobile phone stores to larger premises.
19-Nov-2001


Carphone Warehouse is acquiring 13 London stores from Odyssey Corporation, the independent phone retailer, for £0.6m.
17-Sep-2001


Carphone Warehouse is considering plans to open a chain of Fone Fashion mobile phone accessories stores, starting with a trial in London.
13-Aug-2001


Carphone Warehouse is to acquire Communications de Mobile Cellulaires, the French telecom services company, for £54m.
30-May-2001


Carphone Warehouse is acquiring eight PVP mobile phone stores in Portugal for £3.1m, which will expand its Portuguese network to 30.
01-Aug-2000


Carphone Warehouse has bought 27 French stores from Multiples for £8.7m, and they will be rebranded as The Phone House.
28-Jul-2000


Carphone Warehouse is planning a flotation in order to raise funds for the expansion of its chain of 833 mobile phone shops across Europe.
08-Jun-2000


Carphone Warehouse is to open six new mobile phone stores and a repair centre in Northern Ireland.
23-May-2000


Carphone Warehouse is to set up a new call centre in Wednesbury to support its network of 300 stores, with the creation of 85 jobs.
14-Apr-2000


Carphone Warehouse is planning to buy 50 Viva Voce mobile phone stores in Spain for about £15m, as part of a strategy to build up a pan-European digital communications business.
01-Mar-2000


Carphone Warehouse is launching a £30m venture capital fund to invest in new wireless technology and internet opportunities, and has already acquired stakes in four companies.
20-Jan-2000


Carphone Warehouse is creating 60 jobs in the West Midlands by opening new outlets in Dudley and Coventry, as part of a nationwide expansion programme that will create 750 jobs before Christmas.
24-Sep-1999


Carphone Warehouse is creating 42 jobs in Southampton in a £10m expansion programme designed to combat cost-cutting of pre-paid mobile phones by supermarkets.
05-Aug-1999


Carphone Warehouse is to buy 270 Tandy electrical stores from InterTan of the US for undisclosed terms, which will give it a total of 450 stores in the UK and 139 in continental Europe.
26-Jan-1999