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Tribute to King’s Lynn team of Learning Resources as educational toy company marks its 20th anniversary

Learning Resources celebrates 20th anniversary.  Borough Mayor Elizabeth Watson joins staff and  (in the centre) Dennis Blackmore (MD), his wife Val, also Rick Woldenberg (chairman) 4th left. ANL-140205-092129001

Learning Resources celebrates 20th anniversary. Borough Mayor Elizabeth Watson joins staff and (in the centre) Dennis Blackmore (MD), his wife Val, also Rick Woldenberg (chairman) 4th left. ANL-140205-092129001

Lynn-based Learning Resources was joined by guests from the USA when it staged a celebratory evening at Lynn Town Hall to mark its 20th anniversary.

Employees, friends and families of the educational toy company marked the occasion with evening of fun and entertainment joined by Rick Woldenberg, chairman of Learning Resources’ parent company in the USA.

Employees past and present attended the event, which included children’s entertainment for the younger guests.

Dennis Blackmore, managing director, Learning Resources Limited, said: “Twenty years in business is a fantastic landmark by any standards, particularly in the face of some of the most challenging trading conditions in living memory. At Learning Resources we have a market-leading portfolio of educational toys that are of the highest quality and which are the brand of choice for teachers and parents alike.

“The team we have assembled here in Lynn is outstanding and I am delighted to be able to celebrate this moment in the company’s history with so many friends and colleagues.

“We’re lucky enough to work in a really fun industry that focuses on children, so it was important to us that this was very much a family celebration with all ages welcome.”

Learning Resources Ltd, the company’s European division, was established in 1994 on the Hardwick Industrial Estate. It has grown to become a major supplier to the UK, wider European, African and Middle Eastern markets offering educators and parents award-winning products in language, maths, science and early childhood education.

Based on Bergen Way, North Lynn Industrial Estate, the company sells to more than 500 customers in over 50 countries and is currently recruiting to keep up with increased demand.

Learning Resources UK, a subsidiary of its US parent company based in Chicago, Illinois, has over its 20-year history developed an exceptional track record for a high level of customer service, continual innovation and strong leadership within both education and toy industries.

The company has developed from supplying the wholesale education market to also providing a direct selling service to schools and parents through catalogues and its website.

Parents and teachers can view the full Learning Resources range at www.LearningResources.co.uk/EducationCatalogue, or request a catalogue by visiting www.LearningResources.co.uk or by calling 0845 241 0484.

 
 
 

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