plaY-room thanks Independent Toy & Gift Show attendees

Published on: 8th May 2019

The annual event also played host to Rosie Marshall, toy buyer at Boswells, who once again collected toys for the Oxford Hospital children’s ward.

Pictured is Playmobil’s Andrew Fernandes, national account and field sales manager (right) receiving his award from the chairman of plaY-Room’s Retail Strategy Committee, David Fynn.

Miles Penhallow, head of Toys & Children’s Gifts at plaY-room, commented: “Now the Independent Toy & Gift Show has closed its doors for another year we would like to thank all our visitors who attended. We were fortunate that the sun shone on both days of our show and we are happy to report that, even with the show starting on a Monday, we matched the previous year’s first day visitor numbers and increased our second day attendance by 15%.

This year’s theme of ‘Jigsaws and Puzzles’ was well received and we would like to particularly thank both our main sponsors Gibsons and Jumbo Games for their support. We received several comments from attendees that suppliers had improved the quality of their displays. The Best Stand Award was won by Playmobil, which combined theatrical models with a digital display and a moving diorama. The runners up were Juratoys (Janod), Tinc and Professor Puzzle, who were all highly commended.

We look forward to welcoming both visitors and exhibitors to the next Independent Toy and Gift Show in 2020.”

The show also welcomed Rosie Marshall, toy buyer at Boswells of Oxford, who once again co-ordinated and collected hundreds of toys for the Oxford Hospital children’s ward. Rosie and Radio Cherwell would like to extend their thanks to the many suppliers that contributed to this worthy cause. If exhibitors would like to contribute next year, simply contact the plaY-room team for more information.


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