The Entertainer appoints new commercial director

Leading high street toy retailer The Entertainer has appointed a new commercial director in the form of John Driscoll.

John will bring his 20 years of retail industry experience to the executive team to drive forward the buying & merchandising functions and support the future growth aspirations of the business as they continue to expand both internationally and domestically.

Driscoll boasts experience with Marks and Spencer, retail consulting firm Accenture before spending nine years at Tesco where he held a number of senior commercial roles within the management team, including overseeing the toy category since 2014.

“We’re delighted that John has joined the team at this time and are fortunate that someone of his calibre and expertise was available," comments The Entertainer founder and MD, Gary Grant. "John’s invaluable expertise and knowledge of the toy & licensing industries will be crucial in driving the growth of The Entertainer and will offer great support for our ambitious expansion plans.”

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of ToyNews and its sister title, Licensing.biz. He has worked his way from Staff Writer to Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@bizmedia.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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