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Sequin Art appoints Gemma Asplen and John Sutton to director roles in move to drive growth

The toy and crafts manufacturer, Sequin Art has appointed Gemma Asplen and John Sutton as its two new directors. Asplen has been promoted from the position of general manager, while Sutton was previously its head of sales. The pair will now lead the team to drive its growth over the …

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Funko names former Hasbro senior director Malcolm Ottley its new VP of sales for EMEA

Funko has appointed the former Hasbro senior director, Malcolm Ottley to the role of vice president of sales for its EMEA business, where he will take on a major strategic role heading up the outfit’s sales department. A toy sales veteran, Ottley joins the unit from Hasbro, where he spent …

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Ravensburger bolsters sales team with former Cartamundi UK exec Giuseppe Insogna

Ravensburger has bolstered its sales team with the appointment of Giuseppe Insogna who takes up the role of national account manager with the games and puzzles specialist. The former MGA Entertainment, Wow! Stuff, and Cartamundi UK executive brings with him ten years’ worth experience in the field, and takes up …

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Golden Bear names Tracy Griffiths head of brands and licensing as the firm welcomes trio of new recruits

The Telford-based toy maker, Golden Bear has bolstered its brand and licensing division with the appointment of Tracy Griffiths who takes on the role of division head. In her new position, Griffiths will lead a team of four as the British company continues on its growth strategy in the licensing …

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Hasbro president and COO John Frascotti announces plans to retire from the firm next March

Hasbro’s president and chief operating officer, John Frascotti, has revealed his plans to retire from his current position with the global toy company when his contract comes to an end on March 31, 2021. Frascotti will remain employed by the company for one year in the role of special advisor …

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Roger Martin takes up new Channel Director role with Asmodee UK as Coiledspring names Kerrie Corrigan its next GM

Coiledspring Games’ Roger Martin has been appointed to the newly created role of Hobby & Independent Channel Director for Asmodee UK, a move that comes amid a strategy and structure shake-up at the board gaming giant as it prepares for a projected further growth in the market this year and …

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Gibsons welcomes a brace of new appointments as the firm sees accelerated growth through 2020

The British independent games and puzzles company, Gibsons, has welcomed a brace of new members to the team, following a period of steady growth that has been accelerated by a nation turning to games and puzzles during lockdown. Gibsons has appointed three new full-time members and two maternity covers. Savannah …

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Asgard Media’s Kelvyn Gardner launches Living with Licensing podcast

Licensing industry stalwart and director of Asgard Media, Kelvyn Gardner, has today launched a new licensing industry podcast with the aim of informing and entertaining the industry and the people within in it in equal measure. Called Living with Licensing, the new podcast series kicks off today and sees Gardner, …

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Interplay UK welcomes swathe of new hires as it gears for continued growth and success

Interplay UK has detailed a swathe of new hires and a promotion across its sales, marketing, finance, and operations departments as the company supports its ongoing strategy to increase marketing activity, competitiveness, and distribution. New recruits include the former Spin Master executive, Mark Murray who has joined as UK sales …

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Yogi Parmar and Colin Farrow named interim joint MDs as Ian Edmunds leaves Toymaster

Colin Farrow and Yogi Parmar have been appointed as interim joint managing directors of Toymaster, following the departure of long-standing team member, Ian Edmunds who left the firm by mutual agreement this week. Both Farrow and Parmar have been with the company for over 30 years, and will continue with …

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