Wow! Stuff director Jon Birch to step down after 11 years service

Wow! Stuff has revealed that its director, Jon Birch is to step down from his position at the award-winning toymaker after 11 years of service overseeing the company’s significant growth and expansion.

“It’s all about the people. So when a hard working, trusted colleague leaves the company it’s a sad day. Jon goes with our deep heartfelt thanks and best wishes,” said Wow! Stuff’s CEO Richard North.

Birch leaves the company as it enters another year of ‘unprecedented growth,’ underpinned by the success it has seen in the innovative licensing space with its Wizarding World of Harry Potter range.

“The time feels right for a change,” said Birch. “It’s been an absolute pleasure, incredible journey and an honour to have worked with the Wow! Stuff team but now feels the right time. I leave as the business is entering unprecedented growth in 2019 with a raft of new product innovations and brands set for launch in 2020.

“I am very confident that my small shareholding in the business will continue to grow further in value as the business keeps doing WOW! as only Wow! Stuff know how.”

New recruits to the Wow! Stuff business across sales and commercial activities began in November 2018 with Dawn Lavalette joining from Tesco, followed by Ian Goodall from Logitech, Kelly Fletcher from Muller and most recently Sunny Walia from Tesco.

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