Alpha Animation and toy and licensing personality Mark Slater-Hyndman passes away

Mark Slater-Hyndman, Alpha Animation’s UK and Ireland general manager, has died, having lost a long-fought battle with cancer.

The much-loved industry personality was an active member of the licensing and toy community, notably his great work for the UK licensing fund-raising charity, The Light Fund, as well as the toy industry’s Fence Club.

Robert He, president of Alpha Group issues a heartfelt statement this morning, Monday, September 2. It read as follows:

We have some very sad news to share with all of you. Mark passed away earlier this weekend.

Alpha has lost a passionate and creative manager, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Mark have lost a dear friend and an inspiring colleague. Mark leaves behind a business that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Alpha Group UK.

No words can adequately express our sadness at Mark’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him.  He was an incredible and unforgettable ambassador for our industry and proud of his association with many charitable causes including the great work of the UK’s Licensing fund-raising body, The Light Fund and that of The Toy industry’s charity, The Fence Club, of which he was a dedicated and loyal member.    

We will honour his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of ToyNews and its sister title, Licensing.biz. He has worked his way from Staff Writer to Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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