Neil Bandtock named MD UK and Ireland at Epoch Making Toys

Former Vivid executive, Neil Bandtock has taken up the mantle of managing director for the UK and Ireland at Epoch Making Toys.

Following over 25 year of senior toy industry supply experience with Matchbox, MGA, and Vivid Imaginations in commercial director and managing director roles, Bandtock has turned his attention to the Sylvanian Families maker.

Bandtock also boasts industry retail experience with Merlin Entertainment Group where he served as global retail director.

“I am delighted to be joining the Epoch team at this time,” said Bandtock.

“The UK business is growing by nearly 50 per cent 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.”

Koji Otsuka, executive head of international at Epoch, added: “We are very excited to have someone with Neil’s experience and track record on board, to help take the Epoch business forward I the UK and Ireland.

“We are also looking forward to making further innovative product development announcements soon.”

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