Founder of Sequin Art announces retirement

Published on: 2nd July 2018

Stuart Marcus and his wife Patricia will both retire at the same time.

50 years after first moving his business to Swaffham in Norfolk , Stuart Marcus will retire from Sequin Art on 6th July together with his wife Patricia.

The business Stuart originally started in 1962 was first known as Kitfix Hobbies and produced many different arts and crafts in Swaffham, until 25 years later, in 1987, he acquired the rights to Sequin Art.

From an original six products, Sequin Art has expanded to more than 100 SKUs and is sold in over 25 countries worldwide.

Stephen Ducker of Sequin Art commented: “After working with Stuart for 43 years, it is sad to see one of the truly great characters of the toy trade finally hang up his briefcase. I wish him a long and happy retirement. I am sure he will be popping in from time to time to make sure his Sequin Art ‘baby’ is being well looked after.”

Robert Hookway said: “After 50 years of Sequin Art I also wish Stuart and Patricia a long and happy retirement.”

Nik Necati of Crafty Art added: “Stuart would visit with a smile on his face and jokes in his back pocket. In 1995 he took over from the previous rep, and it was not until three years later that I realised that he owned the business. That is his character, a modest man with a big dream and a big heart.”

The Toy World team would also like to wish Stuart and Patricia all the best for a long and happy retirement together.


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