Rainbow Designs bolsters sales team with senior hires

The Home of Classic Characters is strengthening its sales team with the appointment of a new National Accounts Controller as well as a successful internal promotion to Field Sales Team Leader.

Rainbow Designs has welcomed Gary Hughes to the team as National Accounts Controller. Gary’s extensive experience in both the publishing and toy sectors, most recently managing the games category at Winning Moves across the high street and independents, will be “a fantastic and welcomed asset” to the Rainbow Sales Team.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Rainbow family and feel like I’ve found a new home here,” says Gary. “Managing the nursery category, in addition to the toy and gift sectors, will be new for me, but with such a beautiful range of products, I am convinced that the future holds great opportunities and I’m really excited about taking the Rainbow brands and expanding them even further with our partners.”

Mandy McGough, who has been with Rainbow for five years and successfully developed the Northern Sales Territory, has been promoted to Field Sales Team Leader to help the team deliver Rainbow’s growth ambition.

Sales and Marketing Director at Rainbow Designs, Zara Grindrod, says: “Kicking off 2022 with Gary at the helm of our National Accounts base is going to be a huge benefit for us, and I am very much looking forward to seeing what we can achieve this year.

“Mandy also absolutely deserves her promotion, she has worked really hard in the last few years and is a great ambassador for Rainbow, with great passion for our brands and products, and therefore the perfect candidate to head up the Field Sales Team.”

Rainbow Designs is at the London Toy Fair this week showcasing over 50 new lines from its licensed portfolio, which includes Peter Rabbit, Paddington Bear, Disney Classic Winnie-the-Pooh, Guess How Much I Love You, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Snoopy, Miffy, Elmer, Spot, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, That’s Not My… and The Snowman and Snowdog.

Rainbow Designs are at stand B21 at London Toy Fair, Olympia, January 26-27. 

About Tessa Clayton

A former Chief Sub of Red magazine, Tessa Clayton is the Digital Editor of Licensing.biz 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 babycentre.co.uk. Get in touch at tessa.clayton@biz-media.co.uk

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