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Toymaster welcomes Totally Toys of Castlebar, Co Mayo

Toymaster has welcomed its newest member, family-owned toy shop Totally Toys of Castlebar, into the Toymaster family.  The County Mayo store aims to bring value and variety to the toy market in the region with its 5500 sq. ft retail area stocking a huge range of toys, from favourites such …

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Sequin Art expands sales team with four new hires

Sequin Art Limited has announced the expansion of its sales team to support the continued growth of its product portfolio. In announcing the appointment of four new sales agents across England, Wales and Scotland, Christopher Watts, Sales Manager, commented: “The return of a full sales team across the UK market …

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Moonbug expands licensing and merchandise team with two senior hires

Moonbug Entertainment has announced the appointment of Janice Lam and Helen Genia as Global Hardlines Directors, Consumer Products. Helen will be based in the UK while Janice will work from Moonbug’s New York office. Both roles report to Duncan Tate, Global Head of Hardlines, Consumer Products. In her newly created …

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Moose Toys goes for growth in the games sector with the hiring of David Norman

Moose Toys has announced that David Norman has joined the company as Global General Manager, Games. Norman, a respected industry veteran, will be based at the company’s U.S. headquarters in El Segundo, California, from today (Monday, 23 May). The executive-level hire follows Moose Toys’ announcement earlier this year that the games …

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Sheffield toy shop Small Stuff wins top business award

A unique children’s store and community space in Sheffield has been crowned the UK’s best small high-street business at this year’s Small Awards, at a ceremony in London hosted by presenter, writer, actor and comedian Sue Perkins. Small Stuff – which combines a children’s store offering sustainable toys and products, and …

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Ivan Colecchia joins The Insights Family as SVP International Development

Kids and family market intelligence specialist The Insights Family has today announced the appointment of industry veteran Ivan Colecchia as SVP International Development. Ivan will play a key role in the next stage of The Insights Family’s growth, which has seen the business expand to operating in 22 international markets, with more …

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Mattel promotes Sanjay Luthra to EVP and MD, EMEA

Mattel has promoted 20-year company veteran Sanjay Luthra to Executive Vice President and Managing Director in the EMEA region, it was announced by Mattel President and Chief Commercial Officer Steve Totzke, to whom Luthra reports. “Sanjay is an exceptional entrepreneurial leader who has completely transformed and modernised our operations in …

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BTHA presents six Golden Teddy Awards

The BTHA has presented six Golden Teddy Awards to six exceptional individuals representing a number of areas across the industry, all of whom have contributed considerably to the toy sector over many years. Golden Teddy Awards were presented to Russell Lipman (Wilton Bradley), Paul Wright (Mashal Toy Agencies), Mike Coe …

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One for Fun’s Leanne Jennings gets muddy for a great cause

One for Fun’s Leanne Jennings and six friends took part in the Muddy 5K Obstacle Run for Cancer Research this weekend at the Norfolk Showground, to raise money for a cause close to her and her colleagues’ hearts. “For those that know me well, you will know that my motto in …

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The Hasbro football and netball charity tournament is back – sign up now!

The Hasbro Charity 7-a-side Football and Netball Tournament is making a return this year on Friday 8 July 2022 at Brunel University Sports Grounds, Uxbridge, and now is the time to sign up your team and secure your place in the event. The sporting extravaganza will start with registration from …

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