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Toymaster welcomes Toys & Games of Worcester

Published on: 6th May 2022

The independent store located in Worcester town centre is the latest to become a member of the Toymaster buying group.

Toymaster is pleased to announce its newest member. Development manager, Brian McLaughlin said: “We would like to welcome Toys & Games of Worcester to the Toymaster family and wish Tim, Sue, Vicky, Sophie & Lucy the best of luck.”

Offering a wide selection of toys and games for all ages and tastes, the store is also a board game specialist. Toy World caught up with Tim Evans earlier this year and he told us how ranges from University Games, Ravensburger, Asmodee and Cartamundi had particularly impressed at London Toy Fair this year, and that he was expanding the store’s popular Orchard Toys range.

The team was ‘delighted and honoured’ to win the BTHA’s Independent Toy Retailer of the Year (Single Store) Award this year, announced during Toy Fair. “It’s the first time we have won, and it was a complete surprise,” said Tim. “We must press all the right buttons to have won the award.”

With regular promotions for customers, the owners continue to work hard to build the right product mix across all categories, something which membership of the Toymaster group will be sure to enhance. The store has built strong links with the local community, sponsoring the local football club, working closely with Worcester Food Bank and joining forces with schools, colleges and children’s hubs. Much of this activity began during the lockdowns. “Because of Covid, and the activities we got involved in, so many people found us that didn’t know of us before,” explained Tim. “We were just doing everything we needed to survive, but we made so many new friends and gained new customers in the process.”

New Toymaster member Toys & Games of Worcester is located at 47 Broad Street Worcester WR1 3LR. Run by Tim and Vicky Evans, the couple can be contacted on 01905 731099 or by email at thevideodrome@aol.com.

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