Mr Hoshina commented: “During my tenure here at TBUK, we have achieved many things and made great progress. We’ve enhanced our hairdressing and barbering product range with new additions to our Yume Series and new products such as the Zen and Vintage Alt collections, Halo styling chair and new furniture collections, all of which have captured the imagination of hairdressers and barbers and affirmed our leading position in the UK market.
“We have had to adjust our strategy for Brexit and today we are facing huge challenges with the Coronavirus, but we will come through this together. My new job in Takara Belmont is to integrate our international business in USA and Europe, which I am optimistic towards because of what I have learned from the UK in the past 8 years."
"We are fortunate to have someone of Stephen’s calibre and experience to lead Takara Belmont UK. Stephen has a solid understanding of our products and markets, a proven track record and is a strong communicator with deep leadership capabilities. ”
Stephen added: “We are at a critical moment and we need renewed leadership to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead.”
Upon his return to Japan, Takashi will be responsible for the business expansion in both Europe and the USA.