The Bigjigs Story
Bigjigs Toys Ltd was founded in 1985 by Peter and Liz Ireland, both teachers in their previous careers. They decided to develop a company that would make learning fun with the use of traditional wooden toys.
At the very beginning Peter and Liz could be found working in their garden shed, cutting out pieces of wooden jigsaw puzzles by hand. They would sell the jigsaw puzzles at local craft fairs and agricultural shows, travelling far and wide to find their customers.
Since then, the team has outgrown the shed and operates from a 45,000 sq ft warehouse in Kent, South East England, UK. Peter and Liz’s two sons have also joined the family business and helped extend the Bigjigs family to a team of 35+ dedicated staff who are passionate about educational and fun toys has since grown into a toy empire that sells toys in over 90 countries worldwide.
Our current range of toys extends to over 1600 high quality products, including the popular Bigjigs Rail collection, dolls, outdoor toys, role play items and of course, wooden jigsaw puzzles! Today our ranges are stocked independent toy shops in over 40 countries throughout Europe, Australasia, South Africa and the USA.
We also distribute a variety of brands of toys from all over the world and bring them to the UK toy market including, Green Toys and Petit Collage from USA, Gigi Bloks from Latvia, Gowi from Austria(, Rubbabu from India) and Playcolor from Spain. The Bigjigs values resonate through all of the distribution brands for a traditional toy which gives the user increased play and educational value often made from natural or recycled or recyclable materials.
View the entire range: www.bigjigstoys.co.uk