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BTHA announces 2017 Toy Retailer of the Year Finalists

Published on: 8th December 2017

Winners will be announced at the annual Toy Industry Awards held at Olympia, on Tuesday 23rd January.

The British Toy & Hobby Association (BTHA) has announced the finalists for the Toy Retailer of the Year Awards 2017.

The shortlist is as follows:

Independent Toy Retailer of the Year (under 150 sq feet)
• Clarks Toys, Brecon, Powys, Wales

• JJ Toys, Gerrards Cross, Bucks

• Just Williams Toys, East Dulwich, London

Independent Toy Retailer of the Year (over 150 sq feet)
• Treasures of Wetherby, Wetherby, West Yorkshire

• Toymaster Cavan, Cavan, Ireland

• Atkinson & Sons, Bowness On Windermere, Cumbria

Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year (up to 5 stores)
• Ken Black Toys

• Totally Toys

• Toy Galaxy

Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year (up to 25 stores)
• Kids Stuff

• Toy Barnhaus

• Hamleys

Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year (over 25 stores) 
• Toytown

• Smyths

• The Entertainer

General Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year
• Sainsburys

• Argos

• Tesco

Department Store Toy Retailer of the Year
• Toytown at Arnotts, Dublin

• Jarrold of Norwich

• R C Austin, Newton Abbott, Devon

Online Toy Retailer of the Year
• Argos

• Smyths

• Shop Direct

Nominations were invited from BTHA members’ sales directors, toy agents and national account directors as well as toy retailers who were also invited to self-nominate. Shortlisting was done by a panel of 18 people from across the industry – members of the BTHA Council, strategically based toy agents, sales and national account directors from around the UK and representatives from the toy trade magazines.

The winners of the prestigious Toy Retailer Awards will be announced at the annual Toy Industry Awards held at Olympia, London on Tuesday 23 January 2018. The gala event, which takes place on the first evening of Toy Fair, is organised by the BTHA with the Toy Retailers Association (TRA), who will also present the Toy and Supplier Awards 2017 on the same evening.

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