Tag Archives: Natasha Crookes

Almost HALF the toys sold by third-party sellers on online marketplaces could be lethal to kids, says shocking new report

Nearly half the toys tested in a recent study that were purchased from third-party sellers via online marketplaces could choke, strangle, burn, poison and electrocute children, according to a shocking new report commissioned by the British Toy and Hobby Association. Launching today, the BTHA’s new campaign – calling for urgent …

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The Toy Retailers Association confirms date of DreamToys 2021 grand unveiling

The 2021 DreamToys list of predicted top toys for Christmas will be unveiled in full on Wednesday, November 3rd, the Toy Retailers Association confirmed last week. Just as was adopted last year, in the face of the government restrictions and safety measures taken amid the pandemic, the TRA will continue …

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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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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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