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Natasha Crookes steps down from BTHA role to launch PR and public affairs consultancy

Natasha Crookes, the director of public affairs and communications with the British Toy and Hobby Association, is stepping down from her role this October to set up her own PR and public affairs consultancy. Crookes first joined the BTHA in 2002 as Deputy Toy Fair organiser, taking over the head …

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Container shortages and sky-high prices ‘could persist for several more months’, warns logistics firm

Shipping container shortages and voyage cancellations could persist for ‘several more months’, impacting the soaring freight rates further with peak sales season just around the corner and port congestions in Europe, the US, and China still ongoing. This is the latest warning to be issued by the Taiwanese branch of …

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Andrew Laughton raises £10,000 for charity with 110km walk; Golden Bear smashes through Toy Trust target

Toy industry stalwart, Andrew Laughton, marked the end of his tenure as BTHA Chairman and with MGA by completing a 110km walk from the MGA offices in Milton Keynes to the BTHA HQ in Central London, and raising almost £10,000 for the Toy Trust charity in the process. Laughton followed …

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The Toy Trust details its Around the World in 80 Hours 2021 fundraising event

The Toy Trust has detailed its new fundraising initiative for 2021: Around the World in 80 Hours, an industry-wide attempt to cover 40,075 kilometres, akin to circumnavigating the globe. Kicking off at 9am on Friday, June 11th this year, the event will call on the toy industry to take part, …

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London Toy Fair 2022 booking now open as BTHA marks the show’s return next year

The application process for Toy Fair 2022 is now open. The British Toy and Hobby Association has opened the process for applying for your place at next year’s London Toy Fair, scheduled to take place from January 25th to 27th 2022 at its usual venue, Olympia. Companies wishing to exhibit …

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The Toy Trust Media Auction raises over £72,000 for UK small charities

The Toy Trust Media Auction has raised an impressive £72,200 in its quest to support small UK children’s charities this year, through the donation of airtime media slots from the likes of Sky, Nickelodeon, and Pop. Leading children’s media channels that also included the likes of ITVB, CITV, and Channel …

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Place your final bids in the 2021 Toy Trust Media Auction

Don’t miss your chance to place a winning bid on the 2021 Toy Trust Media Auction which closes today (Monday 1st February) at 5pm. As the second largest fundraising activity for the Toy Trust each year, the annual Media Auction ‘is a classic win-win scenario for all’. Not only can …

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Raise money and bag yourself a bargain with this year’s Toy Trust Media Auction

The 2021 Toy Trust Media Auction is now open and ready to accept bids. The auction will close at 3pm on Friday, January 29th. The second largest fundraising activity for the Toy Trust each year, the annual Media Auction gives companies the chance to bag themselves a media bargain, with …

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Indie Insight: Galway’s Toy Corner and its whirlwind first year of winning awards and ‘selling memories’

Hazel McCarthy, owner of the Galway-based indie toy retailer, Toy Corner likes to think of herself as in the “business of making memories” rather than selling toys, having set up shop just one year ago to become the only shop of its kind in the Gaeltacht village of Moycullen. Having …

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The BTHA reveals its Retailer of the Year and Superhero Award winners

Community spirit, providing toys and packages to local food banks and providing online resources and toys throughout a year plighted by the pandemic are just some of the values being celebrated among the winners of this year’s Retailer of the Year awards. Taking on a different approach to its awards …

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