21 January 2014: Teksta Robotic Puppy (Character Options), John Adams and Bentalls (Part of Fenwick Group) triumphed at this evening’s annual Toy Industry Awards winning Toy of the Year, Supplier of the Year and Toy Retailer of the Year, respectively.
Organised by the British Toy & Hobby Association with the Toy Retailers Association (TRA) – the awards were presented at a prestigious event held at the Science Museum, South Kensington following the first day of the 61 st annual Toy Fair, which is currently taking place at Olympia in West London.
BTHA Chairman Frank Martin announced the winners of the Toy Retailer of the Year Awards, including a Judges’ Special Recognition Award presented for outstanding achievement in toy retail, which went to Argos.
TRA Chairman Alan Simpson unveiled the Supplier of the Year Awards. The full line up of winners follows:
Toy Retailer of the Year Winners
|Independent Toy Retailer of the Year||Ramsdens Superstore|
|Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year (up to 5 stores)||Cuthberts Toys|
|Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year (up to 30 stores)||SMF Toytown|
|Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year (over 30 stores)||Smyths Toys|
|General Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year||Bentalls (Part of Fenwick Group)|
|Online Toy Retailer of the Year||Shop Direct|
|Judges’ Special Recognition Award||Argos|
|Overall Toy Retailer of the Year||Bentalls (Part of Fenwick Group)|