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Jobs & People: Industry news from Gift Focus magazine

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Fanattik appoints new Sales Director

Fanattik, the UK based pop culture gift licensee, has appointed Luiz Ferreira to the position of Sales Director.

Luiz first started with Fanattik as a consultant three years ago before moving up to head of sales and now as Sales Director he will be managing relationships with gift retailers throughout the UK, mainland Europe, MENA and Australasia.

A gaming and film fan himself, Luiz brings more the twenty years' experience working with pop culture merchandise to the role.

Posted: 22 June 2022

Miss Milly achieves industry recognition

Miss Milly has been announced as Finalist in the Federation of Small Business Awards (FSB) for the West Midlands Self-Employed Trader of The Year, as well as being shortlisted for B2B Business of the Year by BizBubble, a small business network and community organisation.

On Monday 7 March as part of International Women's Day celebrations, Sarah Watmore, founder of Miss Milly, will be attending a special event at the House of Lords. In Spring 2021, Sarah was named as one of F:Entrepreneur's ialso 100, a campaign highlighting, celebrating and promoting inspiring female entrepreneurs in the UK.

Posted: 2 March 2022

Wrendale scoops everywoman award

Hannah Dale owner of Wrendale has won the award for the most inspirational woman who has been running a business trading for six to nine years.

The 19th annual NatWest everywoman Awards, held December 2021, celebrated the UK's most inspiring female entrepreneurs, recognising their outstanding achievements during one of the most challenging periods for businesses in living memory. Bringing together some of the UK's most successful business owners, the ceremony featured the stories of many extraordinary women who, against the odds, have brought business concepts to reality, creating jobs, opportunities and global brands.

Posted: 14 December 2021

Enesco appoints new Area Sales Manager

Enesco has announced the appointment of Joanna (Jo) Castle to its UK sales team as Area Sales Manager. Jo 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 South West 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!

Posted: 21 July 2021

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 Lindt 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!"

Posted: 12 July 2021

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