Sabine Dix
Sabine Dix

Simba Smoby Toys UK has announced the promotion of Sabine Dix to the role of head of sales, and the appointment of Claire Hodgson as national account manager and Rebecca Galligan as marketing consultant.

Sabine previously held the position of senior national account manager and has been instrumental to the growth of the business, particularly the online and grocery channels, as well as the company’s national accounts. This, together with two decades of experience gained at Spin Master, Tomy, MGA, Trends and Theo Klein, will be invaluable to Sabine in her new role, which now includes day-to-day management of the sales team.

Claire Hodgson
Claire Hodgson

Claire joined the team in January as national account manager, supporting the company’s online customers. She has 20 years of experience in toy and nursery industry sales, having most recently held roles with Spin Master and MGA Entertainment.

The company has also confirmed the appointment of Rebecca Galligan as marketing consultant. She brings a great deal of experience in marketing, brand strategy and franchise management, including senior marketing roles during a 14-year career at Mattel.

Rebecca Galligan
Rebecca Galligan

Simba Smoby Toys UK managing director Martin Whittaker said: “These new appointments are a great start for the sales and marketing teams. Sabine’s promotion and the additions to the team reflect the growth in the business and is just the first step to what we expect to be an exciting year ahead for the company.

“At London Toy Fair, our 2022 portfolio was not only met with enthusiasm, but we also won a Hero Toy award for the B-Kind Dolls. The additional team members will certainly be needed to meet demand for our ranges, and it will be great to see what we can achieve between us this year!”

To contact the Simba Smoby Toys UK team, please email sales@simbasmoby.com or call 01620 674 778.

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