Kids@Play hires Ben Smith as General Manager
Will be based as Chepstow office
Kids@Play has brought Ben Smith on board as General Manager UK & Ireland. Ben will be based in the Chepstow office.
Ben returns to the toy industry following a four-year period working in the sports nutrition sector and has previously held National Account positions with Vivid Imaginations, Re:Creation, and Rainbow Designs.
Nathaniel Southworth, Kids@Play Managing Director says: “Kids@Play Ltd is developing its ranges and broadening its account base. As we grow we are mindful we have to support this growth with improvements to our levels of customer service. Ben will take on a broader role than account management and we are excited to harness his experiences from both inside and outside the toy industry. Ben is a local resident to Chepstow which also makes it a perfect geographical fit. He is very well respected across the industry and we now have a trio of former Vivid team members”
Ben Smith adds: “What the team have achieved in the last six months is staggering and the plans for 2019 will come as no surprise to people who know Nat. It is fantastic that this exciting company is located in Chepstow and I can run, ride or walk to the office! An amazing opportunity literally on my door step. I am really looking forward to helping Nat and the rest of the team achieve the potential of Kids@Play. I look forward to meeting everyone at the forthcoming trade events – it’s great to be back!”