Well, we’re back in the office after a wonderful Christmas break and the back end of 2016 saw us receive some more great news, we won our THIRD award!

Yes, that’s right, our Classic Paint Sticks are three time award winners! But we must say, this one was a little bit special…

We fought off tough competition from worldwide brand Crayola to be named the winners of the Painting and Colouring Materials category for four to seven year olds at the Creative Play Awards!

It was a lengthy process and following our nomination, all products which entered the category underwent weeks of intensive testing by independent testers, who were mainly childcare professionals.

Testers looked for a number of things to meet the criteria including value for money, age appropriate and enjoyment factor. Then following the tests, we received the results and were announced as the winners and we were absolutely delighted!

It follows an already tremendous 2016 in which we were announced as the overall winner in the Creative Play category for the Practical Pre-School Awards and a gold award winner in the Creative Play category for the Primary Teacher Update Awards.

Our very own sales director Lara has high hopes for 2017 and admits 2016 is one the company will never forget.

She said: “2017 is going to be hard to beat after such an impressive first year but we’re determined to keep going from strength-to-strength. We have a product that is certainly on the up and we want to take it to the next level.

“The year 2016 has been one to remember. The latest award win was our biggest achievement to date and we’re extremely proud of the success, not only to be named ahead of Crayola but to be able to prove that our products really are perfect for children.”

So 2017, we’re ready for you!