Yogi Parmar and Colin Farrow named interim joint MDs as Ian Edmunds leaves Toymaster

Colin Farrow and Yogi Parmar have been appointed as interim joint managing directors of Toymaster, following the departure of long-standing team member, Ian Edmunds who left the firm by mutual agreement this week.

Both Farrow and Parmar have been with the company for over 30 years, and will continue with their current roles while taking on the additional responsibilities as required by their new joint roles. Toymaster’s Paul Reader has also been promoted to the position of marketing director.

Reader has been with the company for 20 years and will continue with his current role and also take on additional responsibilities. 

The board member change up arrives as Toymaster’s industry veteran Edmunds left his role with the company yesterday by mutual consent. The move was confirmed in an email to Toymaster members sent by Chris Blatcher, chairman of the buying group.

In his latest statement, Blatcher said: “The Toymaster team is committed to Toymaster’s mission statement of Helping Our Members Trade More Profitably. With the appointment of Yogi and Colin as Interim Joint Managing Directors, and the promotion of Paul to the Board as Marketing Director, we will be able to utilise their passion for our group and Toymaster will continue to go from strength to strength. 

Going forward Toymaster look forward to working even more closely with Suppliers and Members to enhance the group even further. Please join me in wishing them every success in their new roles.”

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, 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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