BTHA presents Golden Teddy Award to Celine McConnell

Published on: 20th December 2023

Celine McConnell, of Mashal Toy Agencies, has been honoured with the prestigious Golden Teddy Award by BTHA, acknowledging her exceptional dedication.

The British Toy and Hobby Association (BTHA) has presented a Golden Teddy Award to Celine McConnell of Mashal Toy Agencies. The award was presented to Celine by Alan Simpson on behalf of the BTHA at a special event surrounded by colleagues and friends, past and present.

Celine is described by her proposer and seconder as someone who is always polite, efficient, loyal and, most importantly, totally dedicated to whatever task she undertakes. The nomination added that the relationships she has built are a real credit to her passion for toys and her love of the people she has worked with.

Having worked with loyalty and distinction over the past 28 years in the toy industry, Celine has diligently supported customers and colleagues to the very best of her ability. Over the past 12 months, she has also passed on the many years of customer service experience and expertise, leaving the team who she will now hand over to well-equipped on the eve of her retirement.

Remarking on the award, outgoing BTHA chairman, Simon Pilkington, said: “Celine is the essence of what a Golden Teddy Award winner should be; someone who is loyal, respected and has served with dedication over a sustained period in the toy industry – often behind the scenes but someone who is a true unsung hero. I am thrilled that this special BTHA award has been presented to Celine and my huge congratulations go to her for this recognition.”

Golden Teddy Awards are the BTHA’s award recognising individuals who possess a degree of honesty and integrity. Information on Golden Teddy and other BTHA award nomination information, including previous winners, can be found here.


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