Lovehoney has hired Kate Hodgson-Egan as International Sales Manager for the US and UK.
In her new role, Hodgson-Egan will be in charge of the US/Americas and UK adult wholesale side of Lovehoney and will also support the Lovehoney Trade team. She will work alongside Jim Primrose - fellow International Sales Manager for Rest of the World.
Primrose said: “I am absolutely delighted to welcome Kate to the Lovehoney Trade team. It is further evidence of our commitment and investment in our global Trade business and customers.
“Kate brings with her a wealth of knowledge from her 14 years of experience within the industry.
“Kate will be supporting the long term development of the US territories alongside Sabrina Earnshaw, as well as taking charge of the development of the UK adult business.
“The whole team are extremely excited by Kate's appointment, and look forward to working closely with her."
Lovehoney has received a top licensing award for its Motörhead Official Pleasure Collection.
The sex toy manufacturer beat off stiff competition for the title of Best Health and Beauty Licensee at the 2016 LIMA Licensing Awards, which took place in Las Vegas this week.
LIMA, short for The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association, is the leading trade organisation for the global licensing industry.
Lovehoney’s co-founder Neal Slateford said: “We’re thrilled to have won such a prestigious award in the world of licensing.”
“It’s the second year in a row that Lovehoney has won a LIMA Award, and further proof that we are the go-to people for brands looking to break into the pleasure product market.”
The Motörhead Official Pleasure Collection was up against the likes of Pearl World’s Paris Hilton Cosmetic Collection and Hall & Associates Limited’s Shopkins hair accessories line.
Lovehoney has been named Best Online Retailer at the 2016 ETO Awards.
ETO, short for Erotic Trade Only, is one of the world’s leading adult industry magazines based in the UK.
The sex toy company fought off stiff competition from Bondara, sextoys.co.uk, Ann Summers and Uberkinky.
The Lovehoney team were at the glamourous event to pick up the award, which was voted for by members of the adult trade industry.
Lovehoney Sex Toy Buyer Flavie Polaine said: "It’s an honour to be named Online Retailer of the Year.
“We're immensely proud of Lovehoney's recent successes and we're flattered that ETO and its readers have recognised them as well.
"The last year has been a very exciting one."
Leading online sex toy retailer Lovehoney has been ranked at number 51 in the seventh annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200.
The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 ranks Britain's mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales, measured over the last two years of available accounts.
Lovehoney is ranked at number 51 nationally and number 6 for the South West region after overseas sales grew 60% pa to £12.1m over the last two years.
The Bath-based business has launched websites in the US, Australia, France, Germany, the EU and most recently, Canada and has benefited from the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey, for which it holds the worldwide license for pleasure products.
Lovehoney co-founder Neal Slateford said: “We’re thrilled to have made the Sunday Times’ top 200 fastest growing international companies for a second year running.
“It’s another great boost for the company after receiving a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade earlier in the year.
“Lovehoney is now firmly established as the leading global retailer of sexual wellbeing products.”
Companies also featured in this year’s league table include the likes of Mountain Warehouse, Skyscanner and Missguided.