RUDHEATH retailer The Hut Group has appointed a top executive as part of its continued expansion plans.

Gian Luzio, who was head of games at for seven years, has been brought in as Product Director. He will focus on strategic product development at the company’s online retail sites, and as well as strengthening its gaming offering to customers.

Matthew Moulding, CEO at The Hut Group said: “Gian is an industry heavyweight and is very well known in the gaming world. He has a huge amount of online retail experience that will be invaluable as we look to drive the growth of the company and challenge the major players.”

Mr Luzio added: “The Hut Group has grown rapidly in the past six months and I am thrilled that I can be part of its future expansion. I look forward to working with an enthusiastic team to strategically enhance product offerings and optimise sales.”

The Hut Group’s head office is based at Gadbrook Park. Its website,, is the UK’s fourth largest online entertainment retailer entertainment retailer.

Earlier this year the company announced plans to create up to 100 new jobs in Mid Cheshire.