The Bodycuard The Musical

The Team
We have our own offices in the UK, London, Hong Kong, China, India and the Philippines, as well as Partnership offices in the US and Australia.

GMG operates on a truly global basis and can handle each project from strategy and concept, through to manufacture, distribution and retail. We have a full-time staff of 35 working actively in all areas of production, design, marketing, merchandise and operating sales in almost every country around the globe.





Carlos Candal • CEO
Carlos founded Global Marketing Group in 1989; at the time it was the only business focused exclusively on the development and manufacture of Theatrical Merchandise in the world. GMG has become a world class merchandise company dealing with all areas of merchandise from events to concerts, both corporate and promotional, but specifically the world leader in theatrical merchandise, theme park and novelty toy exports.

Over 25 years Carlos has expanded the group into other core areas and has set up global group businesses, and now divides him time between Europe and Asia. GMG’s client list proves that the world’s biggest names trust and rely on Carlos and the GMG team to protect, promote and respect their brands.

Contact

carlos@globalmarketinggroup.co.uk
01725 511700 (reception)
GMG Ltd, Global House, Salisbury Road,
Downton, Wiltshire. SP5 3JJ

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PA – Kelly Thornley

kelly@globalmarketinggroup.co.uk
01725 524998





Michael George • Client Services Director
Michael joined GMG in 2012 as Client Services Director. He has worked in the consumer products industry since the early 90’s (following a short spell in International banking), with over 15 of those years as Head of Merchandise and Licensing for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s company and several years working with a Sales Promotion and Marketing agency supporting the needs of a diverse client base including blue chip corporates, government departments, sporting associations, event/film/theatre companies and household brand names. He brings truly global experience to GMG and provides a permanent link between clients and GMG in all areas.Michael is also a Director of The Make a Difference Trust, which is a charity widely supported by the entertainment industry and supports those facing hardship worldwide.
Contact

michael@globalmarketinggroup.co.uk
01725 514987
The Branding Division, Floor 4,
1 Wardour Street, London. W1D 6PA

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Andy Manning • Lead Designer
Andy joined GMG in 2007, shortly after graduating from Falmouth University. Being a concept-led designer, the theatre and events industry has allowed him to work in a way that appeals to his design ethos. Not content with just simple logo placement, Andy enjoys exploring the story and mythology behind all the shows that GMG Live gets involved with; pulling them apart to get a sense of what lies within the brand and can be brought to life as a merchandisable product or solution. Now the Lead Designer at GMG, Andy is enjoying being able to flex his passion for creativity on big-name shows on the West End and across the globe.

Awards include: D&AD Student Award, 1st Prize, and shortlisted by MTV for animation at the Noise Festival. Work featured in Design Week magazine, Manchester Urbis and ICA London.

Contact

andy@globalmarketinggroup.co.uk
01725 514980
GMG Ltd, Global House, Salisbury Road,
Downton, Wiltshire. SP5 3JJ

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Cathy Liu • Manager at IE (China & Hong Kong)
Cathy joined GMG in August 2008 as director of the group’s Chinese business Innovative Enterprises. Cathy is responsible for the day to day management of IE overseeing all the purchasing, manufacture, shipping and sales of products both Internationally and within China. Cathy has managed the merchandising of theatre productions throughout China and has been trained in Europe on all aspects relating to merchandising live events.For IE, Cathy is currently managing all Chinese language shows in China, which at present are MAMMA MIA! and CATS, with new productions being added each year, as well as Chinese Pop Artists. IE is the live theatre merchandise pioneer in Mainland China.
Contact

cathy@ie-enterprises.com
RM 32B, Unit Ziteng, Caitian Building,

Futian District, Shenzhen. 518020 China







Rico Cortez • Manager at CCAC (Philippines)
Rico joined GMG Group as General Manager of Carlos Candal Asia Corporation, located in Manila, in 2011. Since then he has been responsible for the running all aspects of the merchandise operation with a team of 14, for the biggest shows to play in the Philippines including MAMMA MIA!, Phantom of the Opera and Wicked to name a few.
Contact

rico@ccasiacorp.com
Unit 103, 2nd Floor, First Capital Condo (FCC)
119 Rada Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City,
1299, Philippines

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