Garry Lawford to leave Tesco, changes to toy buying line-up announced

Published on: 24th September 2018

The senior buying manager is heading to Warner Bros.

Garry Lawford is set to leave Tesco on the 2nd October for a role at Warner Bros, after nearly six years working for the retailer as a senior toy buying manager.

John Hext, category manager, Toys & Nursery, commented: “While we’re sorry to be losing Garry, we are of course very pleased that he has been given this opportunity and we’re sure he’ll be a big success in his new role.”

John was also to share some changes that Garry’s departure has created within the toy buying team.

Ongoing, Claire Urquhart-Deane will be senior buying manager for outdoor toys, pre-school toys and nursery, while Ladislav Gajdos will become senior buying manager for girls, boys, construction and games.

John added: “Claire played a lead role in the relaunch of our Carousel brand which has been a huge success, and I know she will continue the great work Ladi and the team have done on outdoor toys. Ladi has a wealth of toy experience across UK and CE, which he will bring to his new role along with his usual passion and enthusiasm.”


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