Following another successful Women of the Year event in 2015, the listing and networking lunch will return - bigger and better - this year.

How to get involved in ToyNews’ Women of the Year 2016 list and event

After our second Women of the Year power list and event last July, the time has come for work to commence on this year’s list – and we need you to get involved.

Compiled in association with the Women in Toys association, the feature will recognise women from all areas of the UK toy business. It will be published in our June issue, and followed by a networking lunch and awards ceremony at a Central London venue in July.

Last year’s listing was brimming with the industry’s finest marketeers, sales directors, PR execs and inventors as well as top female managing directors, entrepreneurs and of course, retail buyers.

This year’s feature is open to all women working in the UK toy industry – including all those of you who appeared in the ToyNews 2015 listing.


The nomination period opens now, and you have until Monday, May 23rd to put forward a colleague, a customer, yourself or whomever you believe deserves to grace the 2016 ToyNews Women of the Year list.

If you know a woman in the business who has inspired and made a difference in the toy space over the past 12 months and deserves recognition, get your nominations in by sending details to now.


The accompanying Awards ceremony is also returning this year.

Those in the running for the Woman of the Year, Rising Star, Marketeer and Inventor awards will be chosen from the 2016 Women of the Year listing by a select panel of experts.

So when making a nomination for the list, if you believe they should also be in the running to triumph in one of the above awards categories, please make sure you give us the details.

Further details on this, as well as the date and venue for this year’s Women of the Year Awards, will be revealed soon, but for now, don’t miss out on being involved in this year’s list by getting your nominations in by Monday, May 23rd.

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both ToyNews and, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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