Saban Brands has appointed a new sales director of its UK consumer products division.
In his new role, Tim Juckes will manage all licensing, retail and marketing efforts in the region, as well as identify new growth opportunities for the company.
Reporting to Gustavo Antonioni, managing director of consumer products Europe, Juckes will support the company’s activities in the UK for its core brands: Power Rangers, Paul Frank, Julius Jr and Digimon Fusion.
Juckes joins the firm from CPLG where he spent 17 years in various senior design, sales and retail roles. He most recently served as sales and retail director.
During his time at CPLG, Juckes spearheaded product development across Europe for LucasFilms, oversaw the retail launch of Skylanders and managed cross category activity for Universal’s Despicable Me 2 in the UK and Ireland.
“Tim was first a fan. Then a partner, and now a colleague, which makes him a terrific voice for Saban Brands in the UK,” said Antonioni.
“His experience in licensing and unparalleled connections with UK retail is essential to our continued growth in the market.
“He has a strong understanding of both the business landscape and the customer demand and we are thrilled to have him join the team.”
Juckes has also been involved in the start-up of a freelance design agency, Kid Cartoons, where he worked with licensees on the Disney and Warner Bros. businesses. He obtained degrees in Fine Art at Surrey University and Screen Printing Surface Decoration at the London College of Printing.
“With global recognition of many of its core properties, Saban Brands is very well positioned for continuous growth throughout the UK,” said Juckes.
“I am excited to be working with this global team to broaen market penetration by expanding the licensing programme, establishing strong retail presence and executing commercial marketing campaigns for the company’s various properties.”