Sambro bolsters UK sales team to aid domestic trading growth

Sambro International has further strengthened its commercial sales team with several new hires and internal moves to help boost the company’s UK sales operations.

Richard Dinham, who joined Sambro earlier this year as business development director, has been promoted to UK sales director and will now head up the UK national account management team, providing new direction, focus and strategy.

His role will include driving Sambro’s ambitious plans to increase domestic trading in the UK by working collaboratively with retail partners and licensors, aligning closely with their key sales and promotional periods.

In support of Sambro’s UK growth plans, the business has recently appointed Robin Dent and Angie Goosen (pictured above) as senior national account manager and national account manager, respectively, who will support the delivery and growth of key client accounts.

Robin has over 15 years of experience in the toy sector, having previously held roles at Rubies, Hornby and Mattel, while Angie spent 15 years at Blue Diamond Group and Mr Price in South Africa in various buying roles.

They will both support fellow senior national account manager, Ben Bridgen.

UK sales director, Richard Dinham, commented: “These new hires will bolster our already successful UK sales team. Robin and Angie have already hit the ground running for some of our key retail partners, proving they share the same hunger drive and tenacity as the wider team. We now have a diverse team in place who have fully bought into the new direction that we are taking Sambro in the UK.

“We’re confident this new and improved team will help boost our UK sales. I am delighted to welcome them to team Sambro, knowing we will benefit from their considerable knowledge in various toy markets and customer and licensor relationships. Bringing Robin and Angie in allows them to get fully up to speed before we show our exciting line-up at the London Toy Fair and Nuremberg. With six new licences, over 200 new skus, and a new direction and strategy, AW24 previews are being extremely well received. We are very confident of having a busy and rewarding Toy Fair. Buyers are very enthusiastic about our new collaborative approach. We have moved to a four times bigger stand than in 2023, and the high number of meetings already booked is very encouraging.”

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