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Rubies details UK field sales restructure

Costume and fancy dress specialist, Rubies has detailed the restructure of its UK field sales operation, with effect from July 1st 2017.

The changes will see the appointment of sales reps to cover Ireland, Wales and a large part of England, bringing to an end the 19 year relationship with Neville Kay and John Melvin and a 13 year relationship with Leon and James Keys.

Existing agents, Tony Jones, Graham Hurrell and Stewart Rankin will remain with the sales team but on revised areas.

Rubie’s vice president EMEA and Australia, Chris Isitt, said: “I wish to place on record my personal thanks and also the thanks of Rubie’s for the commitment and professionalism shown by Neville, John, Leon and James during their long association with the company.

“They have all played a huge part in getting Rubie’s to the position it is in today and they will always be part of the Rubie’s family. I am delighted to be able to continue our relationship with Tony, Graham and Stewart so we can benefit from their skills and experience to develop the new field sales team.”

Management of the team will remain the responsibility of field sales manager, Stuart Goodman under the direction of UK head of sales, Karen Athill.

Formed in the US over 60 years, Rubie’s is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributors of dress up costumes and accessories. It has licensing contracts with major entertainment partners including Disney, Warner Bros, Hasbro, Mattel, Nickelodeon and Saban.

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