University Games appoints new national account manager to build on continued UK growth

The games and puzzles specialist, University Games has appointed a new national accounts manager in the form of Chris Maker as it positions itself for continues growth in the UK market.

Maker brings with him over two decades of retail expertise as well as national account experience to the role, having worked with a number of prestigious brands including Joseph Joseph, Camelot and Lintd Chocolate.  

“As retail begins to get back on track, this is a crucial but exciting time, not only for the sector as a whole but also for the growth and development of the business and I am very much looking forward to playing my part,” said Maker.

“With Q4 just around the corner and over 700 games, puzzles and gifts in our portfolio there is plenty to be get excited about.”

Mark Jones, director of sales, said: “To be able to bring an individual of Chris’ calibre to the team, with his extensive experience and character, will be a huge benefit, not only to his customers but also to rest of the team.

“As a business we have seen strong growth in the last couple of years and we believe Chris will be an integral part of continuing that success.”

University Games boasts a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products to cater for the whole family, from preschool through to adult. Ever-popular lines include Subbuteo, Smart Ass, Sort it Out, Kersplatt, What’s Up and Don’t Say It, as well as Football Stadium and Harry Potter 3D puzzles.

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