Harrogate highlights: Winning Moves

Suzie Howes, head of marketing at Winning Moves, on why Toymaster remains a vital date on the industry calender.
Publish date:
Social count:

What will you be showcasing?

From Top Trumps we’ll be showcasing new licences Minions and Shopkins.

We’ll also have the next release from Bananagrams – Wildtiles – as well as Peppa Pig Guess Who.

We’ll be showing more traditional games from our collection including Waddingtons 3-in-1 Backgammon, Chess and Draughts Set. Last but not least, we’ve also got classic family games Dominoes and Solitaire.

Will you have show offers?

Yes, everybody loves a good bargain. There are some savings to be made on our Top Trumps range, Trivia Pursuit and also on our playing cards.

Why is Toymaster such an important event?

It’s a great opportunity to meet and catch up with independent retailers.

There is nothing like getting feedback from the horses mouth and finding out what is working and also where we can support the retailers more. This is the perfect venue.

How important are the indie toy stores to you?

The independents are very important to us as a business. With products such as Top Trumps, the independents allow us to get a broad spectrum of titles out in the marketplace and into the consumers’ hands. Whilst the majors all battle it out, the independents are a consistent route to market.

What is your best Toymaster memory?

There have been many memorable moments, but the best ones I think are the ones that you can’t remember the next day...


Featured Jobs

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.


UK Sales Agents

Liberty House Toys have been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for the BiOBUDDi brand, and we are pleased to introduce this new unique, innovative and exciting range of 100% environmentally-friendly toy building blocks. We are seeking experienced sales agents with existing network in the toy retail market.

Gameplan Job Logo 620 x 349

Head of Product Development & Marketing

Our client is a privately owned French toy and games manufacturer which sells through distributors in forty countries. The company develops and sells innovative electronic interactive toys and games for the educational and gaming markets, and also takes suitable licenses. To progress its successful business development a Head of Product Development & Marketing is to to recruited.

HIT Entertainment Job Logo 620 x 349

Licensing Systems Administrator

The Contract System Coordinator is a newly created role to support the deal term entry process into Mattel’s new Contract Management System for its Licensing business. The role will support the Business Teams at the Deal & Amendment phase of the contracting process and act in conjunction with the System Administration team.