The four founding members of the Character Group were presented with the BTHA Lifetime Achievement Award at last week’s industry day.
Richard King, Kiran Shah, Joe Kissane and Jon Diver were all awarded for their hard work and dedication to the toy industry over the years.
The BTHA Lifetime Achievement Award is for individuals who have made an outstanding and significant contribution to the toy industry. Recipients must have facilitated positive and sustained change in the toy industry, and must be inspirational achievers who are widely acknowledged to have made a fundamental and beneficial impact over the long term.
The four award winners have been hugely successful in business and most generous in their support of children’s charities. The passion they have shown for the toy industry, for products that they were selling and for the company they founded is unparalleled.
As tribute to the four, a video and booklet were made outlining their journey to the top, as well as fond memories and wishes from their peers in the industry, which was showcased over a celebratory lunch. Both the video and booklet are now available to view here.