Flair bolsters sales team with new hires

Published on: 15th November 2022

Karl Young and Alex McKie join the team as national account managers as Flair prepares for growth and expansion during 2023.

Karl Young

Flair says it is ‘heading confidently’ towards the end of the year with two new additions to its sales team. Karl Young and Alex McKie join as senior national account manager and national account manager respectively and will be integral to the success of the business’ current brand portfolio.

Heading up Flair’s largest accounts, Karl and Alex will be pivotal to the ongoing growth of the business and will work with the wider team to maintain excellent relationships and customer satisfaction.

Having worked for six years at Bandai UK on its Amazon and grocery accounts, and more recently at the houseware manufacturer DNC, Karl has a wealth of experience to bring to his new role. As senior national account manager, he is responsible for maintaining strong and successful relationships with Amazon, Argos and Sainsburys, amongst others.

Alex joins from arts & crafts business Curious Universe. His prior experience in the Publishing, Gifting and Stationery sectors stands him in good stead for managing Flair’s partnerships with Tesco, The Entertainer and B&M, to name a few.

Alex McKie

Julia Cake, UK country manager at Flair, said: “Karl and Alex are a welcome addition to the team and we’re confident our national accounts will go from strength to strength under their management. 2022 has been an excellent year so far and, with a fantastic brand portfolio and team in place, we are in an exciting position heading towards Christmas.”

The Flair portfolio includes collectibles, creative play, pre-school toys, plush and more, with hero brands for 2022 such as Action Heroes, Super Cute and Unique Eyes. For more information about the brands within the Flair portfolio call 0208 643 0320 or email


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