The TIA is urging retailers to get their nominations in before the deadline of November 28th.

Deadline for Toy Retailer of the Year Awards 2014 fast approaching

Time is fast running out to enter the Toy Retailer of the Year Awards 2014.

And the TIA is urging UK retailers to enter the proceedings before the deadline for entries passes, on Friday, November 28.

Developed to recognise excellence and innovation with toy retail n the UK and Ireland, the Toy Retailer of the Year Awards offers accolades across six categories, including: Independent Toy Retailer of the Year, Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year, General Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year, Online Toy Retailer of the Year, Best Overall Toy Retailer of the Year 2014 for UK and Ireland and the Special Recognition Award.

To enter, retailers must simply send off their company details, 500 words making the case of why they deserve to win and up to three photos of the store.

Shortlisted retailers will be announced in December with the winners being unveiled alongside the Toy of the Year Awards taking place on Tuesday, January 20th.

Following the success of this year’s event, the Toy Industry Awards event will return to the Science Museum in London’s South Kensington for a second year.

The Making the Modern World gallery will host a drinks reception and hot standing buffet from 6.45pm followed by the awards ceremony held in the museum’s IMAX theatre.

Last event, Bentalls took home the Overall Toy retailer of the Year 2013 award.

“As an independent store that prides itself on our traditional values, it is a true accolade to be recognised for our efforts,” said Vanessa Frances, head of marketing at Bentalls.

“Making Bentalls’ toy department a fun place to be and easy to shop with helpful staff is our aim and it is very refreshing to be judged on this aspect.”

To enter this year’s awards, simple follow the link to the BTHA page, here.

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