Peter Brown, the toy industry veteran who started his career in 1966, is to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award by the British Toy and Hobby Association.
Brown will receive the honour on 29th June 2011 at the Industry Day at Great Fosters Hotel.
“I am absolutely delighted to hear this great news and I am honoured that my peers should think I am worthy to receive this prestigious award”, said Brown.
“The BTHA wishes to acknowledge the enormous contribution that Peter has made during his lifetime working in the toy industry” said Christine Nicholls, chairman of the BTHA.
Brown took his first step in the industry at Palitoy, moving on to various companies including Tri-ang, Mettoy, Louis Marx, Byron Jardine, Westco, Tomy, Hasbro and today at Flair Leisure Products.
The toy trade stalwart has been responsible for launching such well-known brands as Playmobil, Sylvanian Families and K’NEX.