Toymaster is celebrating another successful May Show, with its members and the independent trade flocking to Harrogate between 16-18 May.
The buying group also handed out a number of awards during its two evening events – one of which had an Irish theme – honouring some long-standing members, as well as industry executives.
Special 25 year membership accolades were awarded to:
- The Toy Shop, Cockermouth – Jonty and Fiona Chippendale
- C&H Burns, Cookstown – Ciaran and Helen Burns
- Mary’s Toymaster, Macroom – Richard and Mary Creedon
- Nimble Fingers, Dublin – Gareth Staunton
- O’Mahony’s, Limerick – Colette Cotter
- Michael Beatty Toymaster, Loughrea – Michael Shiel
Friends of Toymaster awards were also given to:
- Erica Heythornthwaite, Orchard Toys
- Kingsley Matthews, TOMY
Supplier of the Year went to Kandy Toys.
In addition, Ciaran Fitzpatrick from Banba Toymaster in Dublin – and former Toymaster chairman – received a Special Recognition award and a Golden Teddy, with Neil Leah from KAP Toys also being awarded a Golden Teddy.