Pitt-Stanley moves up at 505

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505 games has promoted Ralph Pitt-Stanley to the position of commercial director, UK/ROE, as it gears up for a busy second half to the year.

Formerly UK/ROE sales director, the popular Pitt-Stanely, along with general manager Ian Howe and marketing manager Alison Mitchell, was part of the small team that set up 505 Games in 2006. Since then, in no small part thanks to the Cooking Mama phenomenon, the publisher has grown rapidly.

Pitt-Stanley's new remit includes the UK plus all European territories where there is no fully-fledged satellite office. Currently that consists of everywhere except France, Italy and Spain, but also stretches to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Pitt-Stanley told MCV: My new role moves from being strictly sales-focused to looking at our PR, marketing and sales functions and optimising our commercial opportunities. I am also tasked with maximising our global direct-to-market opportunities and establishing long term third party distribution partnerships.”

As a result of the move, 505 will be appointing a new UK sales director. The firm said an announcement is expected ‘very shortly'.