Senior commercial & business development manager Claire Olewnik and NAM Beverley Cochrane join 8th Wonder at a time of ‘significant growth’.
Plush and wooden toy specialist 8th Wonder has bolstered its team with the appointment of two new members. The company has welcomed Claire Olewnik as senior commercial & business development manager while Beverley Cochrane has joined as a national account manager.
Claire brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked within the toy industry for 15 years. Claire’s previous senior roles at Mothercare and Mookie Toys have equipped her with an abundance of skills in sales and brand development. She said: “With 8th Wonder’s extensive licence portfolio, it is extremely exciting to be a part of this company and oversee 8th Wonder’s business expansion.”
Beverley Cochrane also brings 15 years’ experience working with licensed and wooden toys from her previous roles at Rainbow Design and Orange Tree Toys as sales manager, and said she is “thrilled to join 8th Wonder and work towards further developing the already fast-growing business”.
Commenting on the appointments, managing director Louise Tyrer said: “We are delighted to welcome Claire and Bev to the team. Their wealth of experience, combined with our fantastic team, will be a great asset to the business at this time when we are experiencing such significant growth.”
Now in its 25th year as a business, 8th Wonder enjoyed a great 2021 with a host of new licensing deals to support the planned growth of the business including a partnership with Little Tikes in the role-play market, Paddington for plush and wood, plus L.O.L. Surprise!, Minions, Jurassic World and Battersea.