From left: Carol Bradshaw, Sharon Gardener

New sales team appointments for University Games & The Lagoon Group  

Ahead of Toy Fair this week, University Games & The Lagoon Group have welcomed a new National Accounts Manager and Area Sales Manager for South London and the South East. 

Benefiting from over 15 years of toy experience, Carol Bradshaw joins the nationwide-strong sales team of the games, puzzles and gift specialists as the new National Accounts Manager, bringing with her a wealth of industry and specialist knowledge in the games and puzzles sector. Carol started in the toy industry in 2007 at Green Board Games, and has spent the past 10 years at Bigjigs before joining University Games.

The new Account Manager for South London and the South East is Sharon Gardener. Sharon joins University Games with a vast amount of experience in the toy industry, having spent 12 years at Bigjigs Toys. Sharon’s trade knowledge though both her sales and customer experience is key to her new role at University Games.

Mark Jones, Sales Director for University Games and The Lagoon Group, says: “We are delighted to have Carol and Sharon on board, bringing even greater strength and depth to our successful sale team. They are both very valuable additions, and the wealth of knowledge and experience they possess from many years in the industry can only benefit us as we enter our next exciting stage of growth.

“This is a great time to be joining University Games and I’m sure that Carol and Sharon will be an integral part of the team, and our success, for many years to come.”

Carol and Sharon will be at Toy Fair this week, along with the entire team, at stand E50, where University Games will be launching over 70 new lines to their portfolio of games, puzzles and gifts.

These include a 20-strong range of 3D Puzzles from the Star Wars, Marvel, The Mandalorian and Disney brands, as well as a Tom Gates range of children’s games and puzzles, new tinned games from The Purple Cow and new additions to the renowned Subbuteo range, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.

University Games & The Lagoon Group will be at stand E50 at London Toy Fair, Olympia, January 25–27



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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