Neil Bandtock has been appointed to the role of managing director at Epoch Toys, following over 25 years with Matchbox, MGA and Vivid Imaginations in commercial director and managing director roles, as well as gaining retail experience with Merlin Entertainment Group as global retail director.
Commenting on his appointment, Neil told Toy World: “I am delighted to be joining the Epoch team. The UK business is growing by nearly 50% year on year and there are some very exciting product and brand developments to be announced shortly. I look forward to helping the UK team to continue our growth, throughout the UK and Ireland retail sector.”
Commenting on this appointment for Epoch, Koji Otsuka, executive head of international, said: “We are very excited to have someone with Neil’s experience and track record on board, to help take the Epoch business forward in the UK and Ireland. We are also looking forward to making further innovative product development announcements soon.”