Industry veteran, Stephen Gould is heading up a new UK office for Bento Box Entertainment as the firm expands its international footprint with the opening of Sutikki UK.
The company’s first office within Europe, Sutikki UK will be focused on growing its new kids and family business that launched in Los Angeles in October 2016.
Gould is joining the company to lead the UK office and take on the new role of territory head, UK and EMEA. His initial focus will be on growing licensing opportunities for Moon and Me, the newest children’s television series created by Andrew Davenport.
Moon and Me was recently awarded a 50 episode commission from the BBC’s CBeebies channel, which will be premiering the series in early 2018, with Hasbro announced as the global master toy partner.
“In addition to being a fellow Ragdoll alumnus, Gould has a raft of experience and an enviable pedigree within the licensing industry and I am honoured that he will be joining our growing team,” said Andrew Kerr, co-founder of Sutikki.
“Sutikki was founded to be an international venture and the opening of our first European office formalises our commitment to being a full-service, worldwide business less than six months from our launch.”
Sutikki will formally open the doors of its new London-based office this summer.