Joining the company as senior national account manager is Paul Mabbs. He brings with him a wealth of experience; particularly in the younger children’s sector, having been in the toy industry for many years and most recently at VTech. Joining the company with immediate effect, Paul looks forward to building on his experience of working with major brands in creating success for the properties in the Golden Bear and GB Toys portfolios.
Also joining the sales team is Lorna Bennett who takes up the role of national account manager to cover Becky Matthews while she is on maternity leave. Lorna previously worked in the gift industry on brands such as Wedgewood and Royal Doulton, and welcomes the new challenge of working in the children’s sector.
Commenting on the new appointments Barry Hughes Golden Bear’s commercial director said: “We are delighted to welcome Paul and Lorna to Golden Bear. We are confident that they will both help to drive the business forward next year. 2013 promises to be an exciting year for us with the introduction of new licences such as In the Night Garden, Dennis and Gnasher and Woolly & Tig, the roll out of Something Special and the further extension of our popular Go MINI, My First JCB and Bananas in Pyjamas brands amongst others.”