Tim White joins the Manchester based team after three years as a category manager for hard lines, at Sambro International.
Hunter Price International has appointed toy industry specialist, Tim White, as trading manager for the leading consumer products business, which specialises in toys, stationery, homewares, bags for life, seasonal and licensed products.
With over two decades’ experience within the toy industry, Tim has worked with the likes of Poundstretcher, James Galt and Pyramid International. At his most recent role at Sambro, he managed range and category management for toys and novelty lines, working closely with Disney, Nickelodeon, Universal and Hasbro.
As part of his new role, Tim will focus on new product development and distribution, particularly around Hunter Price’s licensed offering, with key partners including Warner Bros and Orb, as well as own label ranges.
This is the latest addition to the Hunter Price team following many high profile hires across all areas of the business over the past 12 months, from buying and design, to sales and marketing.
Talking about his new role, Tim said: “There’s such a buzz about Hunter Price – and you feel it as soon as you walk through the door. With so much potential for growth, personally and professionally, it’s a really exciting move for me. We’ve got some great retail and brand partners and we’re already working on some truly innovative and engaging product launches over the next year.”
Jeremy Winburn, commercial director at Hunter Price International, added: “We have some very ambitious plans for the business over the next few years, so continuing to invest in talent and team development has been a huge focus for us. Tim’s a great addition to the team, bringing a wealth of experience within the toy industry to help maximise opportunities with our retail and brand partners.”