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Enesco appoints new Area Sales Manager

Enesco appoints new Area Sales Manager

Enesco has announced the appointment of Joanna (Jo) Castle to its UK sales team as Area Sales Manager. Joanna lives in Weston-Super-Mare and has extensive experience within the jewellery and gifting sector. Her role as Area Sales Manager, will involve the management of trade accounts in Southwest England and South Wales.Jo's most recent sales role was as Area Sales Account Manager for a well-known jewellery and ladies' accessories brand. In her spare time Jo likes to walk her cockapoo puppy Ossie with her husband Ben, who coincidently was named after Benjamin Bunny, and he has a brother called Peter, named after Peter Rabbit!... read more

Posted: 21 July 2021

University Games appoints National Accounts Manager

University Games appoints National Accounts Manager

Games and puzzles specialists, University Games has announced the appointment of Chris Maker as new National Accounts Manager.Chris brings over two decades of retail expertise as well as national account experience to the role and has worked many with prestigious brands that include: Joseph Joseph, Camelot and Lintd Chocolate. Chris says, "As retail begins to get back on track, this is a crucial but exciting time, not only for the sector as a whole but also for the growth and development of the business and I am very much looking forward to playing my part. With Q4 just around the corner and over 700 games, puzzles and gifts in our portfolio there is plenty to be get excited about!"... read more

Posted: 12 July 2021

Potters Crouch Candles appoints new chief operating officer

Potters Crouch Candles appoints new chief operating officer

Potters Crouch has announced the appointment of Matt Elvidge, who has filled the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. Matt graduated from Manchester with a degree in Chemistry and decided to add accountancy to his CV. Following a few positions in Leeds and Manchester he moved into a senior role located in Bedfordshire before being headhunted by Potters Crouch to fill this new role. Matt says, "I'm excited to be joining the Potters Crouch team and to meet both agents and customers as I seek to ensure that the fantastic quality products are matched with outstanding customer care and efficient operations. Come and meet me at Harrogate in July."... read more

Posted: 4 June 2021

Retail sales, Great Britain: April 2021

Retail sales, Great Britain: April 2021

The ONS retail sales data for April was released May 21st. One of the main points concluded that retail sales volumes grew sharply in April 2021 with a monthly increase of 9.2 per cent, reflecting the effect of the easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions including the re-opening of all non-essential retail from 12th April in England and Wales and from 26th April in Scotland. A full report can be seen on the Office for National Statistics website.... read more

Posted: 25 May 2021

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