US eco-friendly toy firm, BeginAgain confirms plans to build UK presence

The Colorado-based sustainable toy firm, BeginAgain has confirmed its plans to build a ‘greater presence in the UK market,’ from 2019.

Newly appointed president of the US outfit, Mike Grant has told ToyNews that while the company has a “modest position in the UK market at the moment,” it plans to expand in 2019.

“I am looking forward to growing our business in the UK,” he confirmed this week.

Former president of Phil&Teds USA and Mountain Buggy, Grant recently joined the BeginAgain team in the role of president.

Grant will focus primarily on growing the sales and marketing divisions of the company. He has worked with the likes of Combi International and Stokke and brings a view of the retail landscape bolstered from having worked in North America, UK, Europe and New Zealand.

“As a well-respected leader in our industry, we are excited in the potential Mike is bringing to the company,” said BeginAgain co-founder, David Bowen. “We are anxious to get Mike’s deep knowledge and passions focused on BeginAgain’s growth.”

Grant added: “I am honoured to be joining BeginAgain at a very exciting time in the company’s history. For me BeginAgain represents innovation through design and use of sustainable eco friendly materials. We have an amazing team of people that are dedicated to growing BeginAgain and the business of our retail partners.”

Since is conception in 2011, BeginAgain has been creating eco-friendly, battery-free toys for children with sustainable wood, bio-plastics and natural rubbers. With the new hire, BeginAgain aims to expand its product reach both across the US and internationally.

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