Rainbow Designs announces new senior sales appointments

Published on: 27th January 2022

The company has welcomed Gary Hughes as new new accounts controller and promoted Mandy McGough to field sales team leader.

Rainbow Designs has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of a new national accounts controller as well as a successful internal promotion to field sales team leader.

Gary Hughes, who is the new national accounts controller, has extensive experience in both the publishing and toy sectors, most recently managing the games category at Winning Moves across the high street and independents.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Rainbow family and feel like I’ve found a new home here,” he said. “Managing the nursery category, in addition to the toy and gift sectors, will be new for me, but with such a beautiful range of products, I am convinced that the future holds great opportunities and I’m really excited about taking the Rainbow brands and expanding them even further with our partners,” said Gary.

Mandy McGough, who has been with Rainbow for five years and successfully developed the Northern sales territory, has been promoted to field sales team leader to help the team strive for, and deliver, Rainbow’s growth ambition.

Sales and marketing director at Rainbow Designs, Zara Grindrod, is excited about the new sales teams appointments and believes that the business is beautifully equipped, with both expertise and a best-selling product range, to deliver another great year.

“Kicking off 2022 with Gary at the helm of our National Accounts base is going to be a huge benefit for us, and I am very much looking forward to seeing what we can achieve this year. Mandy also absolutely deserves her promotion, she has worked really hard in the last few years and is a great ambassador for Rainbow, with great passion for our brands and products, and therefore the perfect candidate to head up the field sales team,” she said.

Rainbow Designs can be seen at London Toy Fair (Stand B21) with an abundance of high profile brand collections including over 50 new lines. Rainbow’s prestigious licensed portfolio includes Peter Rabbit, Paddington Bear, Disney Classic Winnie-the-Pooh, Guess How Much I Love You, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Snoopy, Miffy, Elmer, Spot, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, That’s Not My… and The Snowman and Snowdog.



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