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Countdown begins for Progressive Preschool Awards 2020

The countdown has begun for the first ever digital Progressive Preschool Awards, as the industry looks forward to celebrating a wide range of successes and triumphs from the last 12 months.

This year’s event will be taking place as a virtual ceremony on Thursday 12 November and is already set to be the most fun you’ve had from the comfort of your own home this year.

In addition to the live awards announcements, with sponsors unveiling the winners, there are plenty of ways to get involved and catch-up with familiar industry faces, whether you are watching solo from the comfort of your own sofa or a few of you have gathered in the shop or office to enjoy the event together as a team.

The range of digital networking and socialising opportunities include Branded Session Rooms, which are open before and after the awards. These allow each company to host up to 15 friends and colleagues at any one time, with guests popping in to say hello, raise a glass and wish one another good luck before the awards begin – or offer congratulations afterwards.

“The Progressive Preschool Awards ceremony is traditionally one of the highlights of the preschool calendar,” said Rob Willis, director and co-owner of Max Publishing which owns and organises the Progressive Preschool Awards. “We are excited that embracing the latest technology means we can still unite as an industry, for a much-needed night of celebration and recognition. We’re thrilled that the awards sponsors and supporters have got behind this and can’t wait for a fun night ahead!”

The product and retail category finalists have already been announced, and the shortlists can be seen via the links below.

Retail category finalists

Product category finalists

Everything you need to know about attending the PPS Awards 2020 can be found here, along with booking forms for the Session Rooms. Sponsors of the PPS Awards include: Amscan, Aykroyd & Sons, Azaria PR, BBC Studios, British Toy & Hobby Association (BTHA), CentumBooks, Fundamentally Children and The Good Toy Guide, Harrogate International Nursery Fair, Hippychick,, Misirli, Poetic Brands, Rainbow Designs, Redan Publishing, RH Smith & Sons (Smiffys), Toymaster, ViacomCBS, Vista PR, Walker Book.

If you would prefer to book tickets by phone, or have any queries about attending the awards, please call Clare Hollick on 01183 340085 or email

For sponsorship or any other general enquiries regarding the PPS Awards, please contact Jo Pilcher or Rob Willis at Max Publishing.

Please note: The PPS Awards will be hosted on digital platform Hopin. Attendees will need to register in advance and we will be publishing these simple instructions in the coming weeks.

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