Last year, the global toy distributor based in Bury celebrated its 25th anniversary by increasing its sales by 25%. Sambro is confident that it will attain comparable development in 2023 due to its robust order book.
Sambro has significant partnerships with some of the world’s leading brands, including Disney, Paramount, Hasbro, and Mattel.
Sambro has secured new long-term partnerships by focusing on perpetual properties and license security, and it continues to evaluate incremental licensing opportunities to ensure a robust license pipeline.
Sambro Takes Home a Business Award From The City of Manchester
In order to support its ambitious goals, the company has made substantial investments in its employees, increasing the size of its team from 96 to 106 in the last year.
The award’s judges praised this people-centered approach, particularly Sambro’s approach to equal opportunity recruiting and investment in leadership development programmes, as well as achieving a median pay gap of -5.77 percent, well ahead of the national average of 7.9 percent.
Other notable commitments include the company’s approach to sustainability, which includes the appointment of a dedicated ESG manager to help it achieve 16 of the 17 ESG goals it has set. This includes becoming one of the first toy companies of its magnitude to calculate its carbon footprint and, using 2019 as a baseline, reducing emissions overall.
CEO of Sambro International, Paul Blackaby, exclaimed, “We couldn’t be happier. Receiving this honor in the wonderful city of Manchester is a privilege for which I am extremely grateful. It is due to the contributions, aptitude, and dedication of all 110 Sambro team members, of whom I am extremely proud.
We’ve accomplished a great deal over the past year, but we have tremendous momentum and so much more to accomplish as we strive to double the scale of our business within the next three years.”