This ad will be closed automatically in X seconds.

Hunter Price further bolsters team with arrival of Nikki Samuels

Ambitious consumer products business, Hunter Price International is continuing to add strength and depth to its team with its latest high profile appointment.

Nikki Samuels, former licensing director and founder of Sambro, has joined as commercial director, to help guide the Manchester-based business, which is on target to exceed its £40 million sales forecast this year.

Nikki joins as part of Hunter Price’s ambitious growth strategy across its core categories including home and lifestyle, toys and activity and stationery and craft.

Following the appointment, co-founder Jeremy Winburn will now take up the role of trading director, focusing on Hunter Price’s fast-paced reactionary trading business. Nikki will concentrate on the longer term strategic vision for the business and new business development opportunities.

“We are industry innovators – and over the past two years we’ve continued to adapt and evolve, to carve out very clear areas of focus to help us achieve our goals,” commented Jeremy. “We’ve been strengthening our fantastic teams with the best talent, from buying and design, to sales and marketing. We’ve elevated our whole thought process and approach to enable us to deliver excellence within the industry.

“Nikki really shares our passion for product and his addition to the team will be invaluable as we start activating our plans over the coming years.”

Speaking about his new role, Nikki said: “When you set foot in Devon Mill – the home of Hunter Price – you’re hit with such an incredible energy of excitement and passion. The talent and drive to create outstanding products is like no other business I’ve known and that’s what brought me here.

“We’ve got really solid foundations as a business and now its time to maximise our opportunities and potential across our core categories in the UK and throughout Europe. It’s a really exciting time and we’re looking forward to sharing lots more with you about our plans throughout the year.”

As well as successful own brands, Hunter Price also partnerships with the likes of Warner Bros., CoComelon and Style Sisters. It most recently created and launched the new home and lifestyle brand from TV personality, Billie Faiers, called Chapter B, which will launch later this year.

(Pictured: Hunter Price directors, (top left to right) Jeremy Winburn and Richard Belford and (bottom left to right) Josh Eden, Jonny Alexander and Nikki Samuels.)

Want to read more news like this? Simply sign up to our daily digest by clicking here. You can also follow @LicensingSource on Twitter and @licensing_source on Instagram.

MORE NEWS
TIGAlogo500x500
 
TIGA, the trade body representing the UK video games industry, has delivered its Spring Budget submission to the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, as it looks to drive further growth in the sector....
BLLAS24new500x500
 
The clock is ticking to get your entries in for the Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards 2024 - with the entry portal closing on Friday 8 March, so don't delay....
HybridMeta500x500
 
The 'phygital' fashion pioneer is partnering with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products on limited edition physical apparel paired with digital collectables that offer real-world value and consumer experience....
CyndiLauper500x500
 
The Swedish entertainment company has acquired the majority share of award-winning American singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper’s master recording revenue and publishing....
Disguise500x500
 
Year-on-year sales for the costume division of Jakks Pacific dropped 12%, but were 22% higher than 2021....
RobynCraig500x500
 
Robyn Cowling joins the apparel licensee as head of licensing, while Craig Moore appointed as head of sales....
Get the latest news sent to your inbox
Subscribe to our daily newsletter

The list doesn't exist! Make sure you have imported the list on the 'Manage List Forms' page.