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About Us

We build powerful, long-term relationships at retail. By earning respect, building trust, and delivering value.

Retail is the most important problem to solve. Spotlight.1888 work with brands, manufacturers, and retailers to unlock potential and deliver powerful moments through retail.

Our People

Relationships are everything to us at Spotlight.1888 and that starts with our team. We care about each other, so we can deliver real impact and make a difference to your business.

Will Stewart


Retail has been at the core of his career for over 25 years, a product and brand expert, Will has worked across various sectors and channels. Today running four purpose led businesses and championing business for good.

Hannah Redler


Having worked brand and agency side for a decade Hannah has seen what retailers want and need. With exceptional retail relationships across most sectors in the UK and internationally Hannah drives Spotlight.1888 with honesty, value, and ambition.

Bethan Garton


Bethan has grown global brands within retail and licensing. With expert specialism in toy and food, and scaling brands internationally from scratch. Bethan is on hand to lead our clients in to mass growth utilising her extensive network and experience.

Mary Lewis

Retail Manager

With experience delivering market leading initiatives for brands, across in-store and online, to roll out strategies and driving sales for some of the biggest global brands. Mary has a real gift for bringing to life fun and exciting campaigns to delight customers and make brands get seen!

Sadie Wright

Senior Creative Executive

Sadie has managed various successful product launches with market-leading licensees, across a number of brands, ensuring retailer priorities are at the forefront of all development. From ideation to final execution, Sadie works with retailers, brands and suppliers to deliver powerful product ranges and activations that consumers love!

Amy Wickham-Hurd

Creative & Commercial Manager

With experience across Retail Buying, Licensing, Product Development and Brand Management, Amy has worked on global brands and can support both the creative and commercial needs of your business.

Matt Earle

Group Finance Director

Matt has over a decade of senior finance experience in the media and licensing industry, where he has delivered results and value for start-up, scale-up, and large-scale leading companies. He brings his experience and financial expertise to lead the finance function at Spotlight.1888 as Group Finance Director of The Point.1888' family of businesses.

Our Work

Reputation is everything to us, and we are so proud to have long term partnerships formed from long term relationships across a vast array of networks. We have never been shy of shouting our successes from the rooftops and here are just a few we wanted to share with you.


Spotlight secured and delivered a market leading, exclusive relationship with Iceland, launching the world's first Barratt confectionery inspired ice cream range. Through innovative design and creative brand extension, the successful partnership continues, and has resulted in the brand expanding into more than 20 new product categories. 22 million ice creams sold in 2021-2022.


We worked with global entertainment company Moonbug to take their portfolio of brands into retail. Securing listings in every mass UK retailer within the first 18 months, to include product launches, flagship activations, marketing initiatives, influencer campaigns and online takeovers. Alongside the team delivering UK and EMEA licensing programme, we helped establish the business as the home of the best kids entertainment in the world. Best Licensed Brand in the World 2021.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home x M & S

In a market first Spotlight secured a cross category market leading front of store activation with the M&S team for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. With a plethora of product in the range, featuring incredible design and brand execution, generating fantastic revenue for a worthy charity and has since enabled the licensing programme to more than double in size. Reinforced the charity as a lifestyle brand through retail.

Flip Out

Working alongside the UK’s leading inside adventure park to bring the worlds most loved brands into Flip Out sites across the UK and IRE to deliver brand activation and events. This market first partnership between Spotlight and Flip Out will see huge never seen before brands stepping into the lucrative world of experiential, to delight their fans and introduce brands to an entire new audience. Strategy, ideation and activation delivered.

Our Services

Retail Strategy

Our team is made up of buyers, advertisers, manufacturers, brand owners, merchandisers and creatives. We know every part of retail and together we can get your strategy into the best possible place for the future.

Retail Activation

We live and breathe retail and spend most of our time in store or working on the next range to hit the shop floor! From window displays, to FSDUs, hero in store moments to online take overs, we love it all!

Retail Sales

Getting products placed at retail is often the hardest part of a brands journey. At Spotlight.1888 that’s what we do best! We know the right people to call and what makes them tick, so you can focus on your business and what you’re great at.

Retail Collaborations

Working in alignment with our retail friends we bring brands and manufacturers together to create ranges to meet objectives, fill gaps and change the future.

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