From Basil Brush to global brand manager: Claire takes up new role with entertainment company Merlin

Bournemouth Echo: GOING GLOBAL: Claire Wiggins GOING GLOBAL: Claire Wiggins

A DORSET woman who guided the TV career of Basil Brush and launched attractions featuring Postman Pat and Where’s Wally has returned to her roots.

Clare Wiggins, 32, from Wareham, has returned home to join the marketing team at entertainment company Merlin as global brand marketing manager.

Clare, originally from East Street in Wareham, went to Parkstone Grammar and fondly recalls visits to Merlin-owned Weymouth Sea Life as a child.

Clare began her career with Red Bull, helping host their Trafalgar Square Railstorm snowboarding event.

She became Basil Brush’s brand manager through six TV series plus the Saturday morning TV show Basil’s Swap Shop before taking him on the road in his first ever theatre tour.

She spent five years with Classic Media, now DreamWorks Classics, during which she worked on a portfolio of family brands including Postman Pat, Wally and George of the Jungle and planned events for them in attractions and leisure parks.

The venues included several which are now part of the Merlin group, including Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures and Sydney Sea Life Aquarium. She spent three years heading a division which creates events and activities for fans of Moshi Monsters.

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11:15am Thu 10 Apr 14

The Liberal says...

She'll find plenty of wallies in Dorset, many of them behind the wheel of a high-powered car, weaving between traffic.
She'll find plenty of wallies in Dorset, many of them behind the wheel of a high-powered car, weaving between traffic. The Liberal
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12:26pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Branksome snail says...

when she guided Basil Brush throuhg his six TV series how old was she, like 3 or something? It doesnt add up.

Writre a story that makes sense please
when she guided Basil Brush throuhg his six TV series how old was she, like 3 or something? It doesnt add up. Writre a story that makes sense please Branksome snail
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1:29pm Thu 10 Apr 14

BoscVegas says...

Branksome snail wrote:
when she guided Basil Brush throuhg his six TV series how old was she, like 3 or something? It doesnt add up.

Writre a story that makes sense please
basil brush made a bit of a come back in the early noughties. She would have been in her 20ies.
[quote][p][bold]Branksome snail[/bold] wrote: when she guided Basil Brush throuhg his six TV series how old was she, like 3 or something? It doesnt add up. Writre a story that makes sense please[/p][/quote]basil brush made a bit of a come back in the early noughties. She would have been in her 20ies. BoscVegas
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2:13pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Branksome snail says...

BoscVegas wrote:
Branksome snail wrote: when she guided Basil Brush throuhg his six TV series how old was she, like 3 or something? It doesnt add up. Writre a story that makes sense please
basil brush made a bit of a come back in the early noughties. She would have been in her 20ies.
oh ok. sorry. If id known i would have watched it !
[quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Branksome snail[/bold] wrote: when she guided Basil Brush throuhg his six TV series how old was she, like 3 or something? It doesnt add up. Writre a story that makes sense please[/p][/quote]basil brush made a bit of a come back in the early noughties. She would have been in her 20ies.[/p][/quote]oh ok. sorry. If id known i would have watched it ! Branksome snail
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