Event will take place on Thursday, July 16th at Home House, London.

ToyNews Women of the Year 2015 networking event and awards confirmed

The ToyNews Women of the Year 2015 networking and awards event will take place on Thursday, July 16th at Home House, London.

This year, we have extended the event so that we are able to honour a further three women, as well as our overall Woman of the Year. We’ve added three new categories: Rising Star, Innovator and Marketeer.

What happens next?

Well, the industry itself is being invited to choose the winners from this year’s Top 100. The full list is below, or you can click here to visit our dedicated website.

We will also be profiling each of the Top 100 online starting from Wednesday, May 27th to help you decide on your votes.

If you believe that someone on the list is worthy of one of the four accolades, simply let us know your thoughts by emailing toynewswoty@nbmedia.com. You have until Monday, June 15th to cast your vote.

Please note, to be considered for Rising Star, candidates should either be under 30 OR have been in the toy industry for less than three years.

The Women of the Year 2015 event is open to all of our Top 100, as well as their colleagues, peers and other industry executives (male or female) – and we hope as many of you as possible will join us to celebrate the achievements of the Top 100.

Tickets are just £50 (+VAT), including free drinks and a buffet lunch. Book directly right now by clicking here or contact Jess Farnan on jfarnan@nbmedia.com or 01992 535646.

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities and ways to support the event are also available. Contact Jodie Holdway or Carole Eagles on 01992 535647 to find out more.


Angela Affinita, Disneymedia+

Sarah Allen, Mattel UK

Sharday Awori, Norton & Co

Sue Barratt, Melissa & Doug

Michele Bates, Evolution PR

Christine Baxter, BTHA

Rosie Bayles, Bandai

Lianne Bertelli, Bertelli Comms

Trudi Bishop, Cartamundi

Caroline Brotherton, H Grossman

Ali Brown, Orchard Toys

Lauren Byrne, TOMY

Frances Cain, A Girl for All Time

Sally Carnall, Epoch

Nieve Cavanagh, Hasbro

Rebecca Clark, Re:creation

Lauren Coombs, Generation Media

Robyn Cowling, Underground Toys

Natasha Crookes, BTHA

Nancy Davies, Interplay

Marian Davis, MGA

Tracey Devine, KD UK

Sabine Dix, Trends UK

Alison Downie, Golden Bear

Emma Eden, Spin Master

Kathryn Elliott, Character Options

Vicki Elmer, Bandai

Katy Fletcher, Re:creation

Lucie Follett, Arklu

Sharon Fosbury, University Games

Caroline Fosbury, Fosbury PR

Tina-Louise Foster, MGA

Naomi Fowler, Re:creation

Fiona Fraser Bell, Accentuate Games

Gemma Gallagher, Toytesters.tv

AnnMarie Garrett, Smyths

Andrea Gornall, Shop Direct

Helen Gourley, Toy Hub

Kay Green, Hasbro

Amanda Gummer, Good Toy Guide

Hayley Hanwell-Holland, John Crane

Lindsay Hardy, Trends UK

Wendy Hill, Mattel UK

Kristina Holden, Kidicraft

Sally Hunter, VTech

Majen Immink, BTHA

Claire Johnston, Learning Resources

Susan Journeaux, Flair

Aoife Lawler, Irish Fairy Door Company

Charlotte Le Rougetel, Circus

Ruth Leonard, Carte Blanche

Gemma Lewington, Mookie

Michelle Lilley, Little Tikes

Gillian Logan, Skinny Sketcher

Kirsty Mackenzie, Flair

Emily Maclennan, Worlds Apart

Hayley Mcleod, Cartamundi

Nicola Mellor, MGA

Franka Mulgirigama, Mattel UK

Rena Nathanson, Bananagrams

Christine Nicholls, Golden Bear

Holly Oldham, Rubie’s

Linda Osbourne, Kidz Kreations

Emma Owen, LEGO UK

Foye Pascoe, Hasbro

Alicia Peyrano, Little Citizens Boutique

Wendy Phillips, Toy Safety Experts

Ying Pickavance, Hy-Pro

Katherine Pierce, Jumbo Games

Julie Pittilla, Pittilla PR

Sally Plumridge, LeapFrog

Susan Pope, Product Matters

Gerbie Quilter, Vivid

Helen Ramdhian, Flair

Alex Ratchford, MGA

Julie Reynolds, Flair

Charlotte Roberts, Play-room

Maxine Rushton, MGA

Frederica Scott Vollrath, Oxford Games

Leslie Scott, Oxford Games

Lin Sherlock, TK Maxx

Niamh Sherwin-Barry, Irish Fairy Door Company

Mamta Singhal, Mattel UK

Lesley Singleton, Playtime PR

Andrea Smith, Hasbro

Rebecca Snell, LEGO UK

Judith Stark, Halilit

Jacqueline Taylor-Foo, Spin Master

Alice Taylor, Makie Lab

Mandy Victory, Flair

Linzi Walker, Argos

Jenny Watson, HTI

Emma Weber, Vivid

Nina Windheuser, Trade Toys/Toy Central

Karen Wood, Strider Bikes

Mary Wood, Vivid

Fiona Wright, LEGO UK

Rachael Wyatt, Coiledspring Games

Lucy Wynn Jones, Worlds Apart

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