Simba Smoby has appointed Alex Kovacevic as Marketing and Licensing Manager.
Kovacevic has previously worked at toy suppliers such as Goldfish & Bison, Re:creation and Hy-Pro.
A statement read: "Simba Smoby has been one of the fastest growing toy companies in the UK over the past three years and this appointment marks a significant step forward in the continuing growth of the business.
"The extensive product and brand portfolio that makes the Simba Dickie Group Europe’s fourth largest toy company commands a larger and larger presence in the UK market each year, and we are delighted to now be able to start investing in the personnel required to support those brands effectively.
"As one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of licensed products, this appointment will be the first of an ongoing build-up of brand-focused talent within the business that will allow the company to offer even better value for brand owners and licensors within the UK."
Richard Belford, Simba Smoby Sales Manager, said: "Alex has a wealth of toy Industry experience and it’s great to have him on board as we continue to grow the company’s proprietary brands and expand our licensed product range.
"Retailers will really see the benefit as our brands and licensed products start to connect and engage with the consumer."
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