WOMEN OF THE YEAR 2016: Frances Cain, A Girl For All Time

As well as running the internationally successful doll firm, Cain is the UK Chair for the Women in Toys organisation.

The last 12 months have proved to be some of the most exciting in her firm’s history, having been awarded the Playdoll of the Year title by Dolls Magazine for the second year running for Lydia, Your Georgian Girl.

Cain also successfully embraced crowdfunding this year, raising £20,551 on Kickstarter to launch Your Modern Girl, a collection of contemporary dolls.

All this, and she has an appearance on Dragons’ Den in the pipeline too.


The ToyNews Women of the Year 2016 networking and awards event will take place at London’s Soho Hotel on July 21st, 2016. The winner of this year’s Woman of the Year Award will be selected from this year’s list of 30 outstanding individuals. Click here to book tickets to the Awards.

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz 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 Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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