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Bigjigs Toys Ltd

Bigjigs Expand The Family With Tidlo

22 January 2018 17:15


Bigjigs Toys Limited are delighted to announce it has acquired the wooden Tidlo brand from John Crane Limited. The well established Tidlo brand is synonymous with good design, quality and longevity in the UK retail and educational markets. The Directors of Bigjigs toys are delighted with the purchase and the swift transfer is testament to the Directors and legal teams representing both sides.

'I am thrilled for Bigjigs and their team as they have purchased a fantastic brand, a great deal of knowledge and expertise and I am sure, when combined to their already established market, Tidlo will be a fantastic addition and will open even more doors and opportunities. Tidlo is in safe hands and I am sure will grow further and I wish Bigjigs the best of luck', commented Jonathan Thorpe, MD of John Crane

'This is a great brand to bring under the Bigjigs Toys banner and offers us potential in all the markets we serve. The Tidlo range will bolster our core offering and further defines our footprint in retail.' said Liz Ireland, Managing Director of Bigjigs Toys.

The Tidlo range is on display at London Toy Fair from Jan 23-25th on the John Crane stand.

Bigjigs Toys expect to start shipping Tidlo orders week beginning January 29th.

*Tidlo is the brand that created the walker HRH Princess Charlotte was gifted on her 1st Birthday*

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About Bigjigs Toys Ltd

Founded in June 1985, Bigjigs Toys is a family operated business which has never lost sight of its roots. Our mission is to deliver quality, safe and affordable products, which are responsibly sourced and complement childhood through fun, exploration and learning. We believe that the best toys are powered by creativity and imaginative play and strive to produce toys that are cherished and enjoyed for years to come.

Bigjigs Toys Ltd was established in 1985 by Peter and Liz Ireland, both teachers in their previous careers. They decided to develop a company that would make learning fun with the use of traditional wooden toys.

At the very beginning Peter and Liz could be found working in their garden shed, cutting out pieces of wooden jigsaw puzzles by hand. They would sell the jigsaw puzzles at local craft fairs and agricultural shows, travelling far and wide to find their customers.

Since then, Peter and Liz’s two sons have also joined the family business and helped extend the Bigjigs family to a team of dedicated staff who are passionate about educational and fun toys.

Our current range of toys extends to over 2000 high quality products, including the popular Bigjigs Rail collection, dolls, outdoor toys, role play items and of course, wooden jigsaw puzzles! Today we supply independent toy shops in over 40 countries throughout Europe, Australasia, South Africa and the USA.

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