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ABOUT the gibsons gang


We’ve come a long way since our founder, Harry Percy Gibson
formed H.P Gibson & Sons in 1919. Now in our fourth generation with Harry’s
great-grandaughter, Kate leading the way, we’re proud of our British heritage
and challenges we have overcome.

Whilst our product ranges have changed over the years (we
didn’t start with jigsaws!), our core values have remained strong: bringing
people together. This is at the heart of what we do and we ensure that any
products we develop support this.

We also firmly believe in business as a force for good, whether it’s making locally
sourced products, focusing on sustainability initiatives such as our partnership with OneTribe to using talented local artists.

Today we have a fabulous collection of family board games,
hundreds of jigsaw puzzles ranging in piece counts and size and a great
assortment of playing cards. There is something for everyone in our range and
we can’t wait for you to start making memories. From our family to yours –


Celebrating 100 years of Gibsons

  • ‘H.P. Gibson & Sons Limited’ was formed in 1919 and we originally sold popular indoor games, such as ‘L’Attaque’ and ‘Dover Patrol’

  • Sadly our offices, manufacturing equipment and literature was destroyed during The Blitz in 1940. Therefore, manufacturing on our own premises was no longer possible.

  • Sons of the founder, Harry Aisbitt and Robert Gibson re-established trading from Barrett Street in London’s West End.

  • Michael Gibson became Managing Director in 1973. In the late 70s we shortened our name to ‘Gibsons Games’ and introduced classic games, such as ‘221b Baker Street.’ We launched our first jigsaw range in 1986 and our blue boxed puzzles arrived several years later in 2002, which redefined the Gibsons brand.

  • By the 21st century we had over 250 titles in our jigsaw collection, as well as best-selling games and playing cards. We also made the decision to shorten our company name to ‘Gibsons’ to reflect the diversity of our product range.

  • By the mid 2000s, Harry Percy’s great granddaughters, Kate and Nicki had sales and marketing roles in the business.

  • Today, Kate and the senior Team lead the company alongside a strong team, many of whom have been in the business for years.

The Gibsons Way

What really matters to us?

Why choose gibsons?

  • Our puzzles are made from the thickest board on the market.

  • We produce games and puzzles that entertain all generations.

  • We use 100% recycled board for our entire jigsaw range and work with the best artists from all around the world.

  • Our games are made from reforested hardwoods.

  • In the UK, we have sold over a million units of our game, Pass the Bomb.

  • Our puzzles sell 1.2x faster than other puzzle brands (*Based on value velocity in the UK, June 2019-June 2020 sales. Official figures from the NPD Group UK)


Hello! We are the Gibsons gang. Hover over our photos to find out more about our team.

  • Michael Chairman
    I have lived & breathed the company for over 50 years. The best bit is that feeling you get working with a team, who don't have your family involvement, but have that same enthusiasm & commitment.

  • Kate Managing Director
    Queen of the juggle, mum to the office dog and the one with a permanent supply of hand gel.

  • Amanda Commercial Director
    My happy place is with a hot cup of tea and a bar of Dairy Milk watching a highbrow documentary… oh ok Love Island.

  • Matt Operations Director
    I love good food and wine and living the London life. If you ever want something from me, I have a weakness for a classy bit of chocolate

  • Keith Finance Manager
    Abacus-botherer extraordinaire, never happier than when playing around with spreadsheets, except perhaps when in the boxing ring or exploring the countryside.

  • Jazmin HR & Culture Manager
    Big hugger, loves a cuppa and a chat, constantly juggling two toddlers and a zinfandel - not at the same time!

  • Tabitha UK Sales Manager
    Converse-wearing, AeroPress addict and winter tan fan! I’m happiest when exploring new countries, trying new cuisines and reading on a beach with an ice-cold Negroni..

  • Marketing Manager
    Body composition 90% sugar, usually can be found near the snack trolley. No meetings over lunch please!

  • Emily Product Development & Licensing Manager
    Half-pint sized, hockey playing, competitive nightmare, with a penchant for Harry Potter. If nothing else, you can rely on me for enthusiasm…by the bucket load!

  • Steve Supply Chain Manager
    My role is about having the right pieces in the right place at the right time. Elementary!!

  • Alice International Sales Manager
    I like a glass of good red wine, stilton, rock’n roll dance, having good laughs and I am glad to bring un je ne sais quoi de French to the Gibsons team.

  • Enrico International Business Developer Manager
    George Michael’s music is the soundtrack of my life, I love new books, new boardgames and good music on vinyl. My all-time favourite quote, from my dad’ we’ll meet again’.

  • Fiona Regional Sales Manager
    I love 80’s music, sunshine, outdoor fitness, reality tv and cats! Whatever you do – for work or play – do it with passion!

  • Anne Office Manager
    Office mum and the one who looks after all the plants

  • Carrie Sales & CS Team Leader
    Juggling mum who loves music and dancing. Has travelled and fav country is Bali!

  • Wendy Sales Administrator
    I am very good at accents – work hard play hard – life should be fun.

  • Leah Customer Services
    Usually found walking the dog and occasionally indulging in a Malibu and Diet Coke!

  • Ellie Accounts Assistant
    A coffee fuelled pretend-adult who has her mind stuck in the clouds.

  • Corrine Credit Controller/Account Assistant
    Enjoys a fun environment and always happy to help colleagues!

  • Demi Product Development & IT Assistant
    Tiny cat-lady who has an obsession with Call Of Duty and an abundance of cactuses

  • Lauren Product & Graphic Designer
    A keen runner, and takes any opportunity to travel and eat sushi. I have too many house plants!

  • Abbey Operations Admin
    Gibsons Chief puzzle maker, obsessed with all things baking and bunnies!

  • Edi Marketing Executive
    Fashion enthusiast, in love with purple aesthetic. Massive fan of art exhibitions and a coffee addict.

  • Nora Office puppy
    Puzzle destroyer extraordinaire!


 It is an honour and a privilege to continue what my great grandfather started back in 1919. Every day is different and there are times when running the family business brings challenges to overcome, but primarily there is pride and excitement at being part of something very special.

Working at Gibsons means being open to adapting and learning new things wherever we can, ensuring that we move forward and get better at what we do. Games, puzzles, people and play just about sums up what we do here, but the most important of these is people.

The Gibsons Gang are at the heart of our company, their passion driving us forward. I can’t wait to see what the next 100 years bring…


We’re going to need a new trophy shelf at this rate!


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