Rising Star Award

Rising Star Award

ATA Rising Star Award

In 2017, The Australian Toy Association (ATA) announced the introduction of a prestigious new Award the ATA Rising Star Award.

The Award was created with the intention of recognising and celebrating the industry’s bright young stars who are making a name for themselves in Australia and around the world.

The award is judged by a panel of independent judges and nominations must be based on individual’s, aged 35 or under, who have 10 years or less experience in the industry. This can include their leadership, impact on a business’ culture, significant achievements or any other factor a nominee deems significant.

To view all previous Rising Star winners click here.

2024 Rising Star

Josh Bonello – BMS Brands

Josh is more than just a Sales Director, he is a mentor and builds up those around him to bring out the best versions of everyone. Under Josh’s leadership he has driven the growth of the company into mass market in a short period of time. Starting with small steps and big enthusiasm, Josh cultivates and continues to grow his relationships with the big players in the retail trade fostering outstanding brand and partner collaborations. His excitement and passion is something that those around him feel energised from.