Sarah Quigley returns to Carte Blanche Group as Head of UK Licensing

30/7/14 Carte Blanche Group today announces the appointment of Sarah Quigley as Head of UK Licensing. 

Carte Blanche Group today announces the appointment of Sarah Quigley as Head of UK Licensing. 

Sarah, who has worked for Hasbro as Senior Category Manager for the past two years, returns to Carte Blanche with the objective of further developing the long term licensing strategies for the company’s Me to You, Tatty Teddy & My Blue Nose Friends and Tiny Tatty Teddy brands, building upon the recent successes of Carte Blanche’s licensing programme. 

Sarah re-joins the business because of her passion and belief in Carte Blanche, its brands and its expanding licensing opportunities and brings with her a solid pedigree in developing cross category initiatives.

Licensing is a continued area of focus for Carte Blanche, which has seen huge gains with apparel in particular, where their Blue Nose brands consistently track within the top three character brands across leading retailers.  Sarah will work to grow the brands’ ranking within this area and will also focus on the growth of Carte Blanche’s presence in new categories, ensuring the brands embrace the latest innovations. 

Sarah Quigley comments; “Carte Blanche is unique in having an in-house creative hub, including artists and designers as well as licensing and marketing experts.  I look forward to leveraging the skill set I have garnered in the past two years on cross category initiatives, and focus on supporting the needs of our retailers as well as developing our long term licensing strategy.”

Sarah continues; “I’ve seen first-hand how strong Carte Blanche’s reputation is amongst retailers who see the power of our Blue Nose brands from solid and consistent sales year on year – retailers respect this and see a continued place for Me to You at the forefront of their licensed offering."