As one of her colleagues stated: “Adapt or die is the truest saying of all, and Andrea has adapted herself in the toy world over almost three decades.”

WOMEN OF THE YEAR 2016: Andrea Gornall, ShopDirect

ShopDirect’s senior buyer of toys and nursery, Andrea Gornall has been instrumental in the firm’s success in the toy space and was a key driver in the retailer gaining recognition as Online Toy Retailer of the Year at the Retail Week Awards 2016 and a Radar Award winner at Licensing Awards 2015.

Over the past year, Gornall has driven weekly record sales in the department and delivered market share growth.

As one of her colleagues stated: “Adapt or die is the truest saying of all, and Andrea has adapted herself in the toy world over almost three decades.”

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 ToyNews and its sister title, Licensing.biz. He has worked his way from Staff Writer to Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both 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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