Profit at Games Workshop down

GAMES Workshop – which sells the Warhammer series – yesterday said inexperienced staff failed to keep its tills ringing during the summer, triggering a 15 per cent fall in pre-tax profit to £6.7m for the six months to November.

Mark Wells, chief executive of the table-top war games maker, said: “We made some changes to our staffing. We had inexperienced managers and we were a bit flat-footed.” Sales in the six months were down four per cent at £60m. The store usually has games being played in-store to explain the rules to customers.