New appointments for HTI’s UK sales team

Published on: 5th October 2017

Former Tesco senior buying manager John Carlaw joins HTI as senior national account manager. 

John (pictured) has spent the last 3 ½ years at Tesco as one of the senior buying managers on Toys for the UK and central Europe, and previously held roles at M&S, Virgin Megastores and Woolworths. As HTI’s new senior national account manager, John’s 17’s of years retail experience will add extra strength to the company’s existing UK sales team.

Clare Finley (centre) has returned to the team as national account manager after previous roles at Worlds Apart and The Design Company. With more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, Clare will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to HTI.

Andrea Lenehan (left of image) has secured her new role as senior national account manager. According to the company, “Andrea has done an outstanding job in developing her account base within the national account team and deserves recognition for the significant role she plays in the business.”

Further additions to the product team include Danielle Gorner, Hannah Booth and Lily Chadwick. Danielle will support the design team as junior photographer after working freelance for seven years. Her portfolio includes many milestone shoots, some of which have been featured on ITV’s This Morning. Hannah has joined as product assistant following her previous role as office manager for online personalised novelty goods retailer, Party People, while Lily has taken the opportunity to act as marketing assistant on her placement year from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Emma Pilgrim, former assistant product manager for Wheeled Toys and Role Play, has been promoted to junior product manager for Wheeled Toys. Emma will continue to benefit the Wheeled Toys category, and the company looks forward to seeing her progress in her new role.

Finally, Leanne Haslam has also been promoted to the position of junior product manager for HTI’s Licensed Pocket Money and Bubbles ranges. Commenting on her appointment, Alison Downie, global licensing & brand director, stated: “Leanne has been with the company for just over four years and during that time has shown extensive design skills together with total dedication to our brands. We are delighted to have her managing this area of the business.”


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