Pope has worked in the toy business for 30 years and holds remarkable respect among her peers.
She was responsible for the success enjoyed by Early Learning Centre in the 1980s and 1990s as lead buying manager, and was one of the first in the industry to look for exclusive only products and Anglo-cise them for the UK market.
Pope has also had her own consultancy and marketing business, and enjoyed over seven years in product development at Trends UK.
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