The Point. 1888 has significantly bolstered its licensing team in response to the ‘increase in interest and attention’ the company is receiving from retailers and the licensing industry.
The firm, which works under the additional moniker of ‘the next generation of brand licensing,’ has welcomed five new members to its team ahead of this year’s Brand Licensing Europe event in London.
Over the last six month, The Point. 1888 has picked up growing interest from national retailers and the wider licensing industry. The outfit has now bolstered its retail and product development teams in response.
It has also appointed two new brand executives as part of the Government Apprentice Scheme.
Joining the Retail team to manage the increasing volume of new partnerships are FMCG and Homeware specialists Janine Richmond and Ed Butler. Richards has stepped into the role of retail and brand manager to head up the homeware team, having previously worked in buying at John Lewis, Hobbycraft and The Science Museum.
Meanwhile, Butler has joined as retail and brand manager to head up the FMCG category. He has a wealth of experience in the food industry having worked for Friesland Campina and For Goodness Shakes.
Heading up the product development team will be Sahar Mir who has joined from Zak Designs and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from a licensee background.
Finally, the two new brand executive arrive in the shape of Jack Burns and Olivia Wiggett, who will now fulfill important roles in supporting all of The Point. 1888’s teams while completing a Business Administration qualification alongside their development and training at the agency.
Will Stewart, managing director of The Point. 1888, said: “I am incredibly excited to welcome Janine, Ed and Sahar to The Point. 1888 management team. Expanding our retail team is vital ahead of a very busy BLE. Finding the right people within an industry built on relationships is our major priority, and I am honoured and flattered when exceptional people join the company.
“I would also like to congratulate Jack and Olivia on their apprenticeship placements. There’s no doubt we’re now in a really strong position with an extremely talented team.”