Six new appointments swell Gibsons team

Published on: 7th December 2022

Gibsons says the new appointments will assist the family-owned games and puzzles company with its global expansion plans.

Gibsons is delighted to welcome Matt Smith as the company’s new Operations director, alongside five other new appointments.

Matt commences his role in the new year, joining Gibsons from Mattel where he was responsible for overseeing inbound and outbound freight for the EMEA region. He brings extensive supply chain experience from his time at Mattel and previously United Biscuits, as well as from the SME sector.

Joining Matt is Diane McSweeney, Gibsons’ first in-house product and graphic designer. Arman Ashfaq also joins the team in the newly created role of e-Commerce manager and Ben Wilson has been welcomed as IT manager. Corinne D’Mello takes up the role of credit controller and Keith McCabe, as finance manager, completes the team.

Alongside the new appointments, Gibsons has also said goodbye to two much loved team members. Geoff Lee, former Business Development director, had been part of the Gibsons team for 23 years and Nicki Gumbrell, former Sales director, for 18 years.

Gibsons’ Commercial director, Amanda Chaplin, will now oversee the company’s sales, marketing and product development. Meanwhile, Kim Garrod has been promoted to UK Sales manager.

“My congratulations to Amanda and Kim and a huge welcome to Matt, Arman, Ben, Diane, Corinne and Keith,” commented MD Kate Gibson. “We are delighted to see them joining the Gibsons team and supporting our exciting growth plans in the UK and worldwide. My thanks go to Nicki and Geoff for their huge contributions over the years and their passion for Gibsons, which was evident to all those they worked with. They both will leave a tremendous footprint on the company and we wish them the best of luck in all their future endeavours.’


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