Famosa has announced the appointment of Paul Fogarty (exTomy, Radica and Mattel) as UK country manager to head up its growing UK operations, and Alison Hubbard (ex Tomy and Mattel) as head of marketing.
They will join the current team of UK sales manager Simon McCrickard and UK operations manager Justin Richardson. This new team, with its combined wealth of toy industry experience, is targeting to replicate within the UK the international success enjoyed by Famosa since their acquisition by Sun Capital.
Paul Fogarty said: “This is a really exciting time to be joining Famosa. They have been hugely successful through focussing on their core brands and reinventing them for the International market. We are looking forward to bringing to the UK some of the biggest selling doll brands in Europe with heavy levels of investment to ensure success.”
Ignacio Ramos, international sales director, added: “We are thrilled to have Paul and Alison join us and bring their vast experience to the Famosa UK team. In addition to our long-term brand growth plans, that we will showcase at the UK Toy Fair, we have some immediate opportunities in launching the hot-selling I Love Minnie dolls and accessories, and our newly announced Furby licensed plush items. These will help to get our new venture off to a great start.”
Famosa will be conducting previews throughout November and December and will be showing at UK Toy Fair in January.