Argos to ‘help discover the toy talent of tomorrow’ at Inventors Workshop

Retail giant Argos has placed its flag firmly in the ground when it comes to helping the industry discover the toy talent of tomorrow.

The firm has detailed its excitement at playing a major part in the upcoming ToyNews Inventors Workshop by securing headline sponsorship of the event taking place this September 20th. 

An event that brings together leading inventors, distributors, retailers and investors in the toy industry, the Inventors Workshop is billed as the destination to discover new ideas and stay at the forefront of innovation in toys.

And Argos is keen to come on board, with the retailer’s top toy specialists joining the panel of experts listening to pitches and helping discover the best of new British toy talent.

Around 100 toy and board game designers will present their ideas to renowned toy specialists to try and further their dream of making it big in the £3bn UK toy industry.

Linzi Walker, chief toy buyer at Argos, said: “We are really excited to play such a prominent part of this unique event. It opens the doors for anyone with a toy idea, whetehr a fully working prototype or a seed of idea in its infancy, and we can’t wait to see what we will discover.

“As one of the leading toy retailers in the UK and with our hugely successful own brand range of Chad Valley toys, the Argos toy team is perfectly placed to put years of industry knowledge and experience towards helping discover the toy talent of tomorrow.

“You never know, we could even make a discovery that graces our Argos pages.”

Speakers at this year’s event include Radio 1 DJ and Xtra Factor host Matt Edmondson, a prolific board game designer and inventor of hit game Obama Llama, Dragon’s Den darlings and publishing phenomenon Lost My Name will also be presenting as will Kickstarter’s Heather Corcoran.

For more information on the event or to book your tickets, visit

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