National Recognition For Cornish Mumpreneurs

Rokka Play, launched by mumpreneurs Samantha Spake and Vanessa Harris, wins Highly Commended alongside Duplo in the prestigious Junior Design Awards 2011.

Cornish company, Rokka Play, wins Highly Commended for Best Toy Design (3-5 years) in the prestigious Junior Design Awards for the Rokka and its Kitchen and Theatre Accessory packs. Rokka is placed alongside Duplo as fellow Highly Commended winner and overall category winner Early Learning Centre.

Rokka Play launched last year after winning the Ignite Business Plan Competition. The company creates beautifully made toys for children using high-quality materials; toys which are as durable, safe and attractive as they are unique, creative and versatile.

The Junior Design Awards are the only national awards that recognise design and style for children’s fashion, lifestyle & interiors, travel, food, toys and books. Rokka entered their products following success at The Baby Show and Toy Fair last year.

Catherine O’Dolan, Editor-in-Chief of Junior Magazine said, “We had a wonderful response to our inaugural awards, receiving hundreds of high-calibre entries, and it was a challenging prospect to come up with our shortlist and final winners, so many congratulations on Rokka Play’s well-deserved success!”

The Rokka, designed by Nick Urwin, is a unique piece of play furniture which children love to play with. The reason they get so much out of it is a combination of the design’s simplicity, versatility and open-ended nature of the pretend play it promotes. The Rokka features enough circles and strategically placed holes to transform it very simply into many exciting play themes including a boat, a den, a bridge, a table and chairs, a spacious kitchen, a grand theatre using giant wooden spoons and bright orange fish fasteners.

“Sam and I are incredibly proud to receive such a fantastic endorsement from Junior Design Awards.” Said Vanessa Harris. “We are thrilled that the Rokka has been recognised alongside Duplo and category winners Early Learning Centre, and that the judges love the Rokka as much as we do! We are still grinning!”

The Rokka is the first toy to be launched by Rokka Play who plan additional accessory packs and a series of high quality children’s products that develop and stretch their skills and imaginations. With additional packs in development, the Rokka is the must have toy for one to five year olds.

For further information please contact Vanessa Harris 01579 350799.

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