Today I'm talking to Desmond Butler, Managing Director of Klikset, the construction toy which every youngster wants. Welcome Desmond.
Hello Jenny. So, how did it all start?
I'd been running my father's plastic component business and I'd taken it as far as I could, and was bored.
We were producing make-up cases you know, eye shadow, lipstick，mascara cases and so on.
It was a steady market, although very competitive, but I needed a new challenge. I was getting quite a good income from it, but money isn't everything.
So what gave you the idea for Klikset?
I was at a wedding party, sitting in a corner toying with plastic drinking straws on my table thinking about the manufacturing process that made them.
I began piecing them together and managed to build a small flat structure.
I realised that with the right connectors I could build some impressive objects and I thought this might be the seed idea for a new toy.