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Progressive Preschool Awards 2021 countdown continues, as host is confirmed

With Thursday 11 November fast approaching, the final touches for the Progressive Preschool Awards 2021 are being put in place – with the host of the event being confirmed.

Sara Barron (pictured) will take charge of the afternoon’s proceedings at the Grosvenor House Hotel next month.

One of the fastest rising comedians of her generation, since her 2018 debut at the Edinburgh Fringe, she’s starred on shows including Live at the Apollo, Would I Lie to You? and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order.

Sara’s two stand up hours, For Worse (2018) and Enemies Closer (2019), have sold out at both the Edinburgh Festival and at multiple runs in London’s Soho Theatre. She was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards and at the Chortle Awards, as well as receiving rave reviews from publications including The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Evening Standard and The Scotsman.

Further television credits include 8 Out of 10 Cats, Hypothetical, Richard Osman’s House of Games, Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled, Roast Battle and Hello, America. On radio, her credits include appearances on The News Quiz, The Now Show and Woman’s Hour on Radio 4.

As a writer, Sara has published two essay collections, People are Unappealing and The Harm in Asking. Her writing has also featured in Vanity Fair and on This American Life.

The Progressive Preschool Awards 2021 will be taking place on Thursday 11 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

The Product, Marketing and Retail finalists can be viewed by clicking on the respective links.

Tickets and tables for the event can be reserved easily and securely online by visiting or by contacting Clare Hollick at Create Events: or +44 (0)1183 340085.

Sponsors of the 2021 event include: Acamar Films, Amscan International, Aykroyd & Sons, Azaria PR, BBC Studios, British Toy & Hobby Association (BTHA), Centum Books, Good Play Guide, Harrogate International Nursery Fair, Hippychick, The Insights Family,, London Toy Fair, Media Snug, Misirli, Nursery Online, Poetic Brands, Rainbow Designs, Redan Publishing, RH Smith & Sons (Smiffys), Toymaster, ViacomCBS, Vista PR and Walker Books.

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