BBTradesales has beefed up its sales and marketing team as it looks to grow its gifts and gadgets business at home and abroad.
The company has revealed that former Mustard salesman Andrew Lamb has joined its team as national account manager, where he will look after UK and overseas customers. BBTradesales is hoping to expand into both the US and India this year.
“It’s great to see the reactions to our innovative products, not only in the UK but internationally. The markets are varied so it’s important and also fascinating to get to know my customers’ business and the international market,” he said.
Lamb spent three years at Mustard, where he was responsible for developing sales with the high street multiples.
He is joined at BBTradesales’ Buckinghamshire head office by Ella Williamson, who takes up the post of product marketing specialist.
Williamson spent more than five years as a buyer for IWantOneOfThose.com, travelling the world to find the next best gadget, toy and lifestyle products.
Her role will involve sourcing and developing new products and developing brand awareness among customers.
“It is great to be able to experience the industry from the supplier side and really get stuck in with creating entirely new product ranges and showing them off,” she said.
BBTradesales was founded in 2003 by self-confessed ‘big kid’ Ian Williams. His business initially started out as an eBay trading platform before growing into a leading of supplier of gifts and toys to more than 700 retailers.
BBTradesales now employs over 30 members of staff and offers products such as the 1970s hit Bigtrak, the refillable perfume bottle Travalo, fairground-style Candy Grabbers and iMusic Pillows.