Aarons announces retirement at the age of 73; lunch held in his honour celebrates long-standing career.

Mookie Toys’ Terry Aarons retires after 57 years in toy trade

Mookie Toys’ national account manager Terry Aarons has retired from the firm.

Aarons, aged 73, spent 57 years in the toy trade. He has enjoyed a career that has has seen him head the sales teams at Alltrades, Cowan de Groot, Titan Toys and Mookie Toys.

Aarons commented: "At the age of 73, I am taking early retirement."

At a farewell lunch held in his honour, Terry’s efforts with Mookie were celebrated in a speech from Mookie Orr, MD of Mookie Toys.

Orr said: "Terry could sell ice-cream to Eskimos. He will without a doubt be missed by his fellow sales men, who could always rely on his ‘pearls of wisdom’ when any customer problems arose, not least his comical anecdotes to accompany them."

A statement released from Mookie announcing the retirement signed off wishing Aarons ‘all the best in the future.’

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