Clementoni appoints Paul Fogarty as Country Manager UK and Ireland

Leading infant, science and puzzle brand Clementoni has announced the appointment of Paul Fogarty to the role of Country Manager UK and Ireland.

Paul joins Clementoni with over 25 years’ experience in the toy and licensing industry, leading sales and marketing for multiple global brands including Mattel, Tomy and, more recently, leading and re-establishing K’Nex in the UK. In his role as Country Manager, Paul will head up the UK and Ireland team, overseeing day-to-day operations and taking Clementoni into the next phase of significant growth with a strong focus on marketing strategy, product line expansion and retail distribution.

Paul says: “I’m thrilled to be joining Clementoni at this time. The company has had an impressive burst of growth over recent years and I’m excited to be leading the UK team as we enter the next phase. Its strong family values, coupled with brands and products that are designed to endure, entertain and educate preschoolers, children and adults, places the company in a great position to achieve its growth potential. Clementoni has a real passion and understanding for toy development and what really matters to families. Its “local” Italian production and Play For Future initiative that drives towards 100 per cent sustainable toys will resonate strongly with consumers and retailers alike.”

“We are delighted to welcome Paul to Clementoni,” says Flavia Verducci, Export Sales Director at Clementoni. “His vast sales, marketing and leadership experience will be a great asset to the business at a time when we are experiencing significant growth in the UK. With exciting product development planned for 2023 and beyond, Paul joins the team at a pivotal time.”

Paul can be contacted at paul.fogarty@clementoni.com

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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