Julian and I ‘joined forces’ in 2012 and Inside Out Toys Ltd was borne out of a desire to create something which would keep us both busy up until retirement age. Both of us had come from corporate backgrounds and the lure of working for ourselves was strong! The company was originally established in a small industrial unit just outside Derby – Julian’s hometown – and it moved to Milton Keynes in 2016 when we bought our family home in Silverstone.
Between us, we have 6 children – 4 of whom are all grown up, and 2 still living at home – so we know only too well the sort of toys children love to play with and those that parents love to have in their homes!
We have a small team at our premises in Milton Keynes and have always prided ourselves in being a family-friendly employer – taking our responsibilities seriously in terms of offering flexible working and looking after our employees. We also recognise that we have a social responsibility as a business and try to support as many charities as we can every year – through donations to Northamptonshire Health Charity and Giving World amongst others.
Our product ranges are constantly evolving – influenced by feedback from a growing army of loyal trade customers. We recognise the desire for sustainable toys, produced by ethically and socially responsible manufacturers and the brands we offer reflect those values. Jumini, our own brand of brightly coloured wooden toys, was launched in 2016 and this was followed in 2019 by the Studio Circus collection of pastel coloured wooden toys, which are designed in the Netherlands. We have been actively looking for other brands of environmentally friendly toys to add to our portfolio and came across the award-winning Tikiri brand of natural rubber and organic cotton toys at Spring Fair 2020. So, we are immensely proud to have been chosen to represent this brand in the United Kingdom.
We hope you will love what we have to offer as much as we do and cannot wait to supply you with some toys for your store!
Julian & Nikki Garner