Our Story

Inside Out Toys was born out of a desire to create something which would keep us both busy up until retirement age. Both of us had come from corporate backgrounds and the lure of working for ourselves was strong! The company was originally established in a small industrial unit just outside Derby and it moved to Milton Keynes in 2016 when we bought our family home in Silverstone.

Between us, we have 6 children - 4 of whom are all grown up, and 2 still living at home - so we know only too well the sort of toys children love to play with and those that parents love to have in their homes! We have a small team at our premises in Milton Keynes and have always prided ourselves in being a family-friendly employer -taking our responsibilities seriously in terms of offering flexible working and looking after our employees. We also recognise that we have a social responsibility as a business and try to support as many charities as we can every year - through donations to Northamptonshire Health Charity and Giving World amongst others.

Our product ranges are constantly evolving - influenced by feedback from a growing army of loyal trade customers. We recognise the desire for sustainable toys, produced by ethically and socially responsible manufacturers and the brands we offer reflect those values. Jumini, our own brand of brightly coloured wooden toys, was launched in 2016 and this was followed in 2019 by the Studio Circus collection of pastel coloured wooden toys, which are designed in the Netherlands. We have been actively looking for other brands of environmentally friendly toys to add to our portfolio and came across the award-winning Tikiri brand of natural rubber and organic cotton toys at Spring Fair 2020. So, we are immensely proud to have been chosen to represent this brand in the United Kingdom. We hope you will love what we have to offer as much as we do and cannot wait to supply you with some toys for your store!

Julian Garner

Owner / Managing director

Julian, a Civil Engineer by trade, boasts a diverse career spanning Programme Manager for Seven Trent Water, Director of a family fireworks company, and founder of Inside Out Toys. A devoted family man, Julian relishes training his 3 Spaniels, fishing, and quality time withhis loved ones.

Favourite toy: Jumini safari balance game

Nikki Garner


Nikki, a true country girl with farming roots, effortlessly balances her role at IOT with managing a bustling household comprising two teenagers, three dogs, a horse, and her husband. With over 20 years at Hewlett Packard in marketing, finance, and project management, Nikki now enjoys dining out with family, visiting relatives, and riding her beloved horse, Nemo.

Favourite toy: Jumini jeep and horse trailer

Richard Howard

Warehouse manager

Richard, married with energetic twin boys, finds joy in his passion for cars, and is currently renovating a VW Golf in his precious spare moments. With a knack for organization and impeccable timekeeping, he ensures the warehouse is always tidy and operations run smoothly.

Favourite toy: Jumini wooden tool belt

Christopher Doyle

Creative director

Christopher is a trained product designer who from a very early age knew he wanted to be a toy designer. After a varied career designing anything and everything, from vending machines to wooden pastry sets he has finally settled at IOT where he gets to colour in, in peace (most of the time).

Favourite toy: Jumini owl number puzzle


What our clients say
Anna BryantRansoms Garden Centre

“Inside out provides us with a large range of exciting products from one supplier which has enhanced our kids area at the same time as achieving consistently strong sales. They are friendly and efficient to work with and are always coming along with new products which makes buying from them easy.”


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