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Sega’s commercial director moves to Sheffield games developer

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Sheffield-based games developer Sumo Digital has appointed Dean Trotman as commercial director.

Trotman, who previously held the same role at Sega where he spent over 14 years, will be responsible for driving the commercial strategy to meet business targets and objectives across its UK and India studios.

Sumo, which employs over 400 staff across its studios in Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham and Pune in India, last year acquired the former CCP studios in Newcastle and The Chinese Room in Brighton.

In September it reported a 60% surge in revenue in its first full half-year results since floating on the stock market in December 2017, with half-year results for the six months to June 30th 2018 up to £22.9m with gross profit up 51.3% to £8m.

Paul Porter, Sumo’s co-founder and managing director, said: “With our increasing development capacity I’m delighted to have Dean on board. His knowledge and experience will stand us in good stead as we continue to grow the organisation.”

Trotman added: “I’ve admired and respected Sumo for many years, so it’s an honour to become part of such a progressive, passionate, and expert development group.”

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