Berkshire Hathaway’s Jazwares, a prominent global toy company, and the maker of the toy sensation Squishmallows, is reinforcing its UK leadership team by appointing Lucy Whitamore as Sales Director, UK, and Adelle Engelbrecht as Operations Director, UK.
Lucy Whitamore, who transitioned from Tesco to Jazwares in 2019, has consistently showcased her commercial acumen and talent. In her new capacity, Lucy will spearhead the UK and Ireland sales team across all Jazwares brands, driving the formulation and execution of sales strategies aligned with the company’s regional growth objectives. Lucy expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “Leading such an exceptional team is truly a privilege, and I eagerly anticipate steering our continued success and expansion in 2024.”
Adelle Engelbrecht, who joined Jazwares in 2020, has played a pivotal role in the company’s rapid growth trajectory. As Operations Director, Adelle will oversee customer operations, warehouse management, and inbound/outbound logistics teams, focusing on strategic growth initiatives and implementing process enhancements to optimize productivity and efficiency. Adelle shared her excitement, stating, “I am thrilled to extend my journey with Jazwares, leveraging past achievements alongside an outstanding team. Over the past few years, we have doubled our UK team and achieved remarkable success across our brands while fostering strong partnerships across all business domains. I am eager to continue this upward trajectory into 2024 and beyond.”
Holly Oldham, Managing Director of UK & European Distributors, lauded the promotions, stating, “As we advance on our growth trajectory in the UK, we are scaling up, and I cannot think of two individuals better suited to lead the charge than Lucy and Adelle. Both possess a fervent passion and unwavering motivation, making them ideal candidates to drive our continued success in the region.”
© 2024 David Mazor
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