Carte Blanche Group has appointed Sarah Quigley as its new head of UK licensing.
Quigley (pictured) returns to the firm having spent the past two years at Hasbro as senior category manager. Her remit is to further develop the long-term licensing strategies for the company's Me to You, Tatty Teddy & My Blue Nose Friends and Tiny Tatty Teddy brands.
Licensing is a continued area of focus for Carte Blanche, which has seen strong gains in the apparel sector in particular, where its Blue Nose brands consistently track within the top three character brands across leading retailers.
Quigley will work to grow the brands' ranking in this area, while also focusing on the growth of Carte Blanche's presence in new categories.