Innovation First International (UK) appoints Alison Ferguson as Marketing Manager

Innovation First International (UK) has appointed Alison Ferguson as its new Marketing Manager. Alison officially joined the company on Monday 4 October and will be responsible for the marketing and PR activity across Innovation First’s three brands – HEXBUG, VEX Robotics and Rack Solutions – with a focus on driving consumer awareness of HEXBUG toys.

Previously B2B Marketing Manager at ACC Liverpool, Europe’s only interconnected arena, conference and exhibition centre, Alison brings with her a wealth of experience in the marketing industry in arts and culture, travel, and tourism. Now Alison is tasked with accelerating growth for HEXBUG and building on her experience within CRM and audience insight to gain valuable insight into the brand’s customer base.

Gareth Jones, UK Sales Manager at Innovation First International (UK), commented: “We are excited to welcome Alison on board, and to now have a dedicated marketing specialist for our three brands who is skilled in B2B and B2C marketing, brand management and partnerships. We know she will be an invaluable support to our sales team, especially as we continue to grow HEXBUG and VEX Robotics.”

Alison added: “I’m really looking forward to working with the fantastic team at Innovation First International (UK) and learning all about the toy industry. The challenge of transferring my experience to another sector appealed to me when taking on this role. I look forward to developing the brands and bringing the experience I’ve gained in other sectors as well as increasing networking and partnership opportunities.”




About Tessa Clayton

A former Chief Sub of Red magazine, Tessa Clayton is the Digital Editor of and ToyNews. As a freelance journalist she specialised in writing about parenting and family life, and has contributed to a wide variety of publications and websites including Tesco online, Mother & Baby, Livingetc, Junior, Boots Health & Beauty, Practical Parenting and Get in touch at

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