Tag Archives: Hornby Hobbies

Hornby on the right track with £12m facility from Secure Trust Bank 

Leading UK hobby and toy specialist Hornby Hobbies Ltd is set to build on its recent success, after securing a £12m combined facility from Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance. Made up from a £6m accounts facility and £6m inventory facility, funding is set to support the household brand’s working capital …

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Toynamics UK and Ireland taps Nick Rushton as new area sales manager

Toynamics UK and Ireland has bolstered its sales team with the appointment of Nick Rushton as area sales manager for the North. Rushton’s role will be to focus on driving sales forward with independent accounts and growing and developing business across the Toynamics’ toy and nursery brand portfolio, including the …

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Hornby pulls in first profit in nine years and promises “significantly more new releases” to come

Hornby Hobbies has turned a profit for the first time in nine years, pulling in a £300,000 pre-tax profit compared to the £3.4 million loss the year prior, highlighting the resurgence of the hobby market over the past year. The model train specialist has been at the centre of a …

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Hornby makes for ‘an impressive and interactive draw’ at John Lewis’ refurbished Edinburgh store

The hobby and model train specialist, Hornby is one among a number of brands taking centre stage at the newly refurbished John Lewis flagship Edinburgh store, located within the new St James Quarter, a 1.7million square foot retail and leisure development opening on June 24th. The store has recently undergone …

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Hobby renaissance and ‘avalanche of new product’ helps Hornby to successful Q4 trading

A renaissance of the hobby market and an ‘avalanche of new product releases’ are among the factors credited by Hornby Hobbies to its latest business boost, culminating in a 28 per cent increase in sales year-to-date in the company’s latest trading report. The international models and collectables group released its …

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Tracks to the future | Hornby Hobbies talks licensing plans and the retro-appeal of its iconic Scalextric

Anyone paying any level of attention to the general narrative of the toy industry over the course of the past 12 months will know that there’s been a re-awakening among some of the market’s more traditional sectors. The hobby community is one among them. As consumers have found themselves with …

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Hornby takes fresh steps into franchise building with new licensing consultant Michele Pearce

Hornby Hobbies has taken the first steps forward in launching its Scalextric brand onto the global licensing scene with the appointment of its new licensing consultant, Michele Pearce. In her new role, Pearce will work to represent Hornby in the start of a new in-house licensing initiative, utilising her specialist …

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Hornby unveils its younger years PlayTrains range for 2021

Hornby Hobbies is tapping into the younger years market with the launch of PlayTrains, a new range of remote controlled, battery train sets and accessories. The new PlayTrains line features working lights, sounds, three speeds in both forward and reverse, and an easy to clip together track system that enables …

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“Transformation at Hornby accelerates” as hobby firm is on track for 20 per cent Q3 sales increase

The hobby specialist, Hornby has said it expects to see between 15 to 20 per cent higher sales in the financial year ending March 31st, stating that the “transformation at Hornby continues to accelerate.” The model train company has issued early reports that its third quarter of the financial year, …

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Hornby puts temporary halt on orders to non-UK customers due to Brexit and port delays

Hornby Hobbies has put a temporary freeze on all orders to customers outside of the UK, citing delays caused by the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and disruption at UK ports. The company released a social media statement earlier this week in which it said it would not accept any non-UK orders …

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