Anna Metcalfe joins Penguin Ventures as hardlines category manager

Former Coolabi licensing manager, Anna Metcalfe has joined Penguin Ventures in the role of hardlines category manager.

Under her new role, Metcalfe will focus on the licensing opportunities for toy and games, food and beverage and gifting.

She will be working across all brands within the ventures portfolio including Spot, The Flower Fairies and Ladybird.

Metcalfe was previously licensing manager at Coolabi, where she spent five and a half years working across a variety of categories on brands including Clangers, Beast Quest, Poppy Cat and Purple Ronnie.

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