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Bossing It: “My work to tackle unsafe toys is the most rewarding” – BTHA’s Natasha Crookes

Each month, ToyNews finds an industry bigwig to put through the ringer with a series of prying questions. This month, it’s BTHA’s director of public affairs and communications, Natasha Crookes Firstly, well done on the recent half marathon and money raising (over £2,000) for the ToyTrust. What compelled you to …

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Opinion: The power of the toy influencer in today’s industry

This week’s opinion comes from head of operations and events at the British Toy and Hobby Association, Majen Immink. She has successfully builds on the show’s achievements year on year, and has headed up its Influencer Day initiative. Influencers have become a core part of the toy industry, whether they’re …

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The Toy Retailer of the Year Awards 2019 shortlist has been announced

The shortlist for the Toy Retailer of the Year Awards 2019 has been revealed, with finalists in categories spanning Independent Toy Retailer of the Year, Department Store Toy Retailer of the Year, Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year, and Online Excellence. The shortlist was decided upon by a committee of …

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ToyNews to run London Vitality Big Half Marathon for Toy Trust fundraiser

Pre-empting the need to shift the Christmas excess somehow, ToyNews’ own Robert Hutchins has struck upon no better idea than to undergo mile after mile of unbearable stitch and cramp pain in the name of the Toy Trust. On Sunday, March 1st, 2020, ToyNews – alongside a toy industry’s worth …

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The BTHA unveils line-up for tenth annual Design Student Seminar at Toy Fair 2020

The British Toy and Hobby Association has detailed the lineup for the tenth annual Design Student Seminar at Toy Fair 2020. The event will take place on Thursday, January 23rd in the Apex Room at Olympia, London, where more than 120 students will be in attendance as the BTHA hosts …

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Support the Toy Trust and secure your place in 2020 Vitality Big Half marathon

The toy industry charity, The Toy Trust is calling on all marathon runners, hobblers and gluttons for punishment to take part in the 2020 Vitality Big Half and help raise money for the vital work the organisation carries out here in the UK. The Toy Trust has secured a number …

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Which? calls out Amazon and eBay for unsafe toy product listings: ‘Passing the buck is unacceptable’

The consumer group, Which?, has become the latest to throw its weight behind the call for better regulations upon online marketplaces that allow the sale of unsafe or untested toys upon their platforms. In its most recent spotlight on online marketplaces, Which? found a number of products for sale on …

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Tickets to the Toy Industry Awards 2019 are available now

Tickets are now available for the Toy Industry Awards 2019 – the annual gala event that traditionally  follows the opening day of Toy Fair. Next year’s awards will take place on Tuesday, January 21 2020, starting at 6pm. The event has become one of the key dates in the industry …

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The BTHA names Kids Out official charity partner for Toy Fair 2020

The British Toy and Hobby Association has selected Kids Out as the Toy Fair 2020’s official charity partner. KidsOut works with Women’s Aid Federation refuges across the UK. The charity provides support, organises positive experiences, and gives toys to vulnerable children across the country who have escaped domestic abuse. For …

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The BTHA launches Toy Fair Tips video series to help you make Toy Fair 2020 a success

The BTHA has released a new video guide series offering its most incisive tips for making the upcoming Toy Fair season a success for exhibitors and visitors. Just a few months out from London Toy Fair 2020, when the UK and international toy industry will descend upon London Olympia for …

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