The Progressive Preschool Awards reached its stirring finale last week (14 November) with Majen Immink, Toy Fair head of operations and sales and BTHA’s director of fairs and events, was honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Award.
Introducing the award, Samantha Loveday, group editor at Max Publishing, said: “This person’s high profile role brings them into contact with all aspects of the kids product, brand and retail business – they confidently collaborate with other partners, be they Toymaster – sponsor of this very award – huge licensing businesses, students, inventors or charities… unfazed, yet with an acute eye for the minor details which they know will bring everything together.
“They champion smaller start-up brands and companies, offering an unrivalled platform for those looking to break into the sector – and we know how vital it is to create a platform and pathway for newness. And they do all of this, in a calm and understated way.
“Next year, Toy Fair – the event she so ably presides over – will mark its 70th anniversary. So, this afternoon, we are starting the celebrations a little early.”
Majen has been at the BTHA for a decade, during which time she has grown and flourished in a role that is so vital to the overall industry.
Majen commented: “Wow, what a huge surprise and an absolute honour to be presented with such a prestigious award. It is a privilege to work in this industry and to be entrusted with steering the BTHA’s flagship event. The Toy Fair is the epitome of teamwork, the culmination of a year’s hard work, and I feel very fortunate to work with such a fantastic group of people who together ensure that we put on the best possible platform for the industry.
“Huge thanks to Rob, Sam and all at Max Publishing for this award and also for their continued support throughout the year. We very much look forward to welcoming everyone to Olympia in January.”
Taking place between the 23-25 January 2024 at Olympia London, Toy Fair returns to celebrate its 70th anniversary with a sold-out floorplan and extended footprint. To register for Toy Fair, simply click on this link.