Toy Retailer of the Year Awards 2018 finalists revealed

The British Toy and Hobby Association has revealed the finalists for the Toy Retailer of the Year Awards 2018.

The list of finalists was decided upon by a panel of judges from across the industry at a roundtable session held at the BTHA offices this week.

Nominations were invited from BTHA members’ sales directors, toy agents and national account directors as well as toy retailers. Shortlisting was conducted by a panel of 15 people from across the industry, members of the BTHA Council, toy agents, sales and national account directors from around the UK and representatives from the toy trade magazines.

The winners of the Toy Retailer Awards will be announced at the annual Toy Industry Awards held at Olympia, London on Tuesday, January 22nd 2019. The gala event is organised by the BTHA with the Toy Retailers Association who will also present the Toy and Supplier Awards 2018 on the same evening.

The shortlist is:

Independent Toy Retailer of the Year (single store)

Banba Toymaster, Dublin, Ireland

Thomas Moore Toymaster, Exeter, Devon

T&G Allan Ltd, Morpeth, Northumberland

Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year (2-29 stores)

Toytown

Toy Barnhaus

East Midland Toy Company

Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the YEar (30 stores or more)

The Entertainer

Smyths

General Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year

Asda

Tesco

Sainsbury’s Argos

Department Store Toy Retailer of the Year

Morleys Stores

WJ Daniel & Co, Windsor

Boswell & Co, Oxford

Online Toy Retailer of the Year

Smyths

The Entertainer

Shop Direct

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