Schleich UK is strengthening its UK sales force, welcoming Stephanie Wallace to the role of key account and business development manager.
With over 10 years’ experience in the toy industry, Wallace returns from maternity leave, and brings with her a wealth of knowledge from companies such as Green Board Games, Mookie, Clementoni and most recently Spin Master.
2019 was a record-breaking year for Schleich, achieving more than 50 per cent growth in the UK market, and in line with the company’s strong growth ambitions for 2020 and beyond, Wallace’s role will include managing a number of existing key accounts as well as being responsible for opening new distribution channels.
Wallace is the latest addition to the ongoing UK sales team re-structure that saw Schleich employ three of its own regional sales reps, Richard Greenwood, Charlie McBurney and Jamie Tank in 2019.
Thomas Randrup, managing director, Schleich UK, said: “We are thrilled to have Stephanie on board at such an exciting and evolving time for the business. Stephanie’s proven history of developing strong and long-lasting relationships and her understanding of the industry will make her a valuable asset for our team.
“The major development in the 2020 ranges together with Schleich’s biggest ever marketing programme will ensure that our new sales team are well-equipped to continue recent successes in the year ahead.”
Wallace added: “I am thrilled to be returning to the toy industry and to be joining Schleich at such an exciting time in the brand’s history. I’m really looking forward to a busy Toy Fair season, and to all the opportunities ahead.”
Wallace can be contacted on 07810 530373 or at firstname.lastname@example.org