Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners of the Greats Awards 2014 for Gift Retailers. It's a wonderful thing to be nominated for awards. We hope that you enjoyed the day and would like to thank all of you who stock our cards. We consider ourselves very privileged to be serving such a fine host of loyal retailers. For those of you we are not supplying, what are you waiting for?! Click here to stock us.
The Greats Awards 2014 Winners are:
The Honourary Achievement Award went to Ken Johnson from Enesco.
Katie Allsopp, Scape Interiors, Bournemouth is Retail Employee of the Year
The Inside Man, Wandsworth, S London won Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - London (inside M25):
Alligator Pear, Tadworth, Surrey won for Home Counties, South and S East
Pod, Clifton, Cheltenham and Oxford won Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - South West
Tickety Boo, Chelmsford City won Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - East Anglia
Follie and Follie Home, Lincoln won Independent - Midlands and Wales
Celebrations, Carlisle won Independent - North and Northern Ireland
Papyrus, Glasgow won Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - Scotland
Calliope Gifts, Dorking won Best Gift Retailer - Newcomer South and Wales
Billy & Berties, Skipton won Best Gift Retailer - Newcomer North and Scotland
Aspire Style, South won Best Specialist Multiple Gift Retailer
John Lewis, Oxford Street won Best Department Store Retailer of Gifts
Loch Levens Larder Gift Shop, Kinross won Best Non Specialist Retailer of Gifts
Cliftons, Lytham won Best Gifts Lifestyle and Homewares (interiors)
About Living, Giffnock won Best Gift Retailer of Jewellery
The Mains of Drum Garden Centre, Banchory won Best Garden Centre Retailer of Gifts
National Trust Gift Shop, Giant's Causeway won Best Museum/Visitor Attraction Gift Shop
Rose & Co. Apothecary, Howorth won Best Retail Display
Temptation Gifts won Best Online Gift Retailer, to include Mail Order
Celebrations, Carlisle - for its local charity projects.
Marmalade Meringue, Hinckley - for its fund raising in-store Greats trophy promotion.
Orange Tree, Topsham - for its Best of British Day.
Tickety Boo, Chelmsford - for its Feelgood Friday promotion in aid of Mencap.
Winners of Best Service to the Independent Retailer
Now in their twelth year, The Greats Awards have become the accolades to strive for and the Awards event itself has become one of the most exciting and vibrant in the country. It brings together the entire gift industry for a day of celebration.
The Greats Awards are owned and organised by Progressive Gifts & Home Worldwide (published by Max Publishing). They recognise and celebrate not only the top independent and multiple gift retailers regionally and nationally, but also one-off niche retailers, garden centres and supermarkets as well as outstanding retail employees.
The Greats Awards ceremony for 2014 was held on Thursday 8th May at The Savoy in London celebrating their 11th anniversary of The Greats with a 'Greats Encounter' themed event which included and cocktail reception, lunch, awards and entertainment.
Wherever possible the names of the shops are clickable for you to be able to see finalists website and social media links.
All gift retailers who have been named as a Greats winner or finalist over the past 10 years of the Greats are invited to attend a special Greats Party at PG Live next week on Tuesday May 13th at 3pm at the Business Design Centre in Islington. Contact Ian Hyder through the PG Live website for details www.progressivegreetingslive.com.