Golden Bear names Barry Hughes new MD

Golden Bear has promoted Barry Hughes as the company’s new managing director, with immediate effect.

After joining the toy firm in June 2011 Hughes held the positions of commercial director, and more recently general manager at the company prior to this appointment.

“Barry is a well-respected member of the Golden Bear team,” said John Hales, chairman of Golden Bear Toys.

“His promotion to managing director is in recognition of the hard work and commitment he has shown to the company over the last five years. We congratulate Barry on his promotion and look forward to continuing working alongside him in his new role in what is set to be a busy year for the company."

Hughes added: “I have enjoyed my five years with the company so far and am honoured to have been appointed managing director of Golden Bear.

“The company has made great strides over this period thanks to the hard work and dedication of all the fantastic employees, and I look forward to helping the company to capitalise on a number of great opportunities to deliver further successes over the forthcoming years.”

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