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British firm taking Snot Spot worldwide

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Vail CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyA British firm, Hamble River Associates, is taking Vail-based Snot Spot worldwide. The line of products was created by Vail entrepreneur Monica Martin and When I Grow Up ennterprises.
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VAIL ” Vail-based When I Grow Up Inc., the company that introduced the Snot Spot to the U.S. in 2005, has nailed down an international distribution agreement with Hamble River Associates, a division of Hamble River Holdings of Southampton, Hampshire, England. The agreement grants exclusive product representation to Hamble River for the United Kingdom and non-exclusive but primary representation on mainland Europe.

“We discovered Snot Spot at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in August of this year,” said David Sully, partner at Hamble River Associates. “It’s a great product that fills an open niche in the market overseas, just like it does in the U.S. We believe we have the opportunity to see great success not just in the general outdoor-enthusiast market where Snot Spot has focused in the United States but also by targeting European football (U.S. soccer) players as well.”

The distribution agreement, which covers all current and future styles of Snot Spot, is effective immediately, and Hamble River has already begun introducing the product to its customers in the U.K. All design, material sourcing and manufacturing will continue to be done in the U.S.

“We are extremely pleased to work with Hamble River to help us move into markets we could not otherwise reach at this time,” added Monica Martin, Snot Spot president and chief executive officer of When I Grow Up Inc. “As a small company, it would be difficult for us to establish overseas operations, not to mention deal with all of the logistics of U.S. export and multinational import in Europe. By working with Hamble River, we can continue to focus on domestic sales and operations and let them start to build the overseas market on our behalf.”

Founded in 2005 by Monica Martin in Vail, When I Grow Up was created to market a variety of different environmentally friendly product ideas which could be used to generate revenue for donations to charitable organizations. Snot Spot is a division of When I Grow Up Inc.

For more information, visit http://www.snotspotgear.com.

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