HTI designs and manufactures children’s toys for retailers and wholesalers in 80 countries, including Carrefour in Europe and Walmart in North America. Based in Lancashire, with operations in Germany and China, the company has a wide portfolio of licensed and in-house brands, such as Barbie and Peppa Pig. Buoyed by the success of Disney’s Frozen franchise, international sales reached £15.4m in 2014. Chris Spalding, 55, was appointed chief executive last year.
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