Bureau Veritas welcomes Nik Hallam as business development manager

Published on: 1st November 2023

Nik brings nine years of compliance and safety experience to his new role, which will see him launch a new Bureau Veritas UK Technical Competence Centre.

Toy industry stalwart Nik Hallam joins Bureau Veritas to help launch its new UK Technical Competence Centre, in the role of business development manager.

Following more than 20 years as a salesman in the world of toys and kids’ products, working with the likes of Bebe Confort, Bright Power and Youngsters World, Nik took a short break from the industry before he was ultimately lured back. He’s spent the last nine years in the compliance and safety side of the industry, where he’s become known for his knowledge and expertise.

“Toy safety has never been stricter than it is today, with the changing regulatory environment, more substances being banned, and more and more brands and retailers wanting to show they are sustainable,” Nik explains. “So, I am excited to be joining Bureau Veritas as business development manager at this special time: to lend my support and expertise to the launch of the new Bureau Veritas UK Technical Competence Centre.”

The new centre is based in Warrington, Cheshire, and houses Bureau Veritas’ technical experts from across multiple industries. The Toy team offers full support, from the initial stages of the product development process through to final production, helping retailers and manufacturers to make and market compliant, quality and sustainable toys.

In addition, the Bureau Veritas global network of more than 1,600 offices and laboratories offers clients support near to their centres of production, as well as in local hubs and competence centres.

Nik adds: “I couldn’t be happier to be joining a company with the 195 years of heritage that Bureau Veritas has. I am also pleased to also announce BV’s return to London Toy Fair in 2024. Come and meet some of the technical team that will be supporting me on stand B20.”

To find out more about the centre and how it can support your needs, contact Nik on or 07816 162897.


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