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The Toy Fair 2021 is unable to take place due to COVID-19 restrictions
but otherwise takes place at Olympia London, Kensington, London W14 8UX
The BTHA Head Office is located at BTHA House, 142-144 Long Lane, London SE1 4BS.
Toy Fair Organisers
The British Toy & Hobby Association (BTHA) was founded in 1944 to represent the interests of British toy manufacturers and to raise standards of practice in the industry. Today the Association has approximately 140 members who, between them, are responsible for over 90% of the British market for toys and games.
The BTHA has a number of objectives including:
- Achieving broad public recognition of the positive value of play and of the part played by toys in promoting play.
- Gaining an understanding and recognition of the industry’s concern for safety and its safety record and to encourage public interest in purchasing and using safe toys.
- Protecting, enhancing and celebrating play in all its forms.
The BTHA represents the interests of the toy industry on a national and an international level, addressing issues and commercial problems, which could have a profound effect on the toy business. The BTHA is taking a leading role in European discussions and decision-making, ensuring the UK’s toy industry is at the forefront of international affairs.
Roland Earl, Director General, heads the BTHA secretariat in London. The activities of the Association are directed by Council, elected annually and comprising of 24 members. The Council, in turn, is supported by the work of four committees whose members are drawn from the membership and have specialist knowledge of their committee’s working area.