Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners of the Greats Awards 2015 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.
The Greats Awards 2015 Winners are:
The Honourary Achievement Award went to Mike Burgess from Parlane International.
Mandy Elliot, retail supervisor, Giant's Causeway Gift Shop, National Trust Ireland is Retail Employee of the Year
Charles Farris, Battersea won Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - London (inside M25):
Inside Out, Cheltenham won Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - South West
Love It, Stamford and Bury St Edmunds won Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - East Anglia
Marmalade Meringue, Hinckley won Independent - Midlands and Wales
Retro 36, Scarborough won Independent - North and Northern Ireland
The Old School, Beauly won Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - Scotland
The Country House Gift Company, Winscombe won Best Gift Retailer - Newcomer South and Wales
Rhubarb, Malvern won Best Gift Retailer - Newcomer North and Scotland
Temptation Gifts won Best Specialist Multiple Gift Retailer
John Lewis, Oxford Street won Best Department Store Retailer of Gifts
About Living, Giffnock, Glasgow won Best Non Specialist Retailer of Gifts
Armstrong Ward Lifestore, Kendal won Best Gifts Lifestyle and Homewares (interiors)
Bluestone, Glasgow won Best Gift Retailer of Jewellery
Whitehall Garden Centre, Bristol and Lacock won Best Garden Centre Retailer of Gifts
Chester Zoo Diamond Jubilee Gift Shop won Best Visitor Attraction Gift Shop
Aspire Style won Best Retail Display
Cliftons Jewellery won Best Online Gift Retailer, to include Mail Order
Winners of Best Service to the Independent Retailer
Joe Davies won Gold
Widdop Bingham won Silver
Gisela Graham won Bronze
Now in their thirteenth 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 British 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 2015 was held on Thursday 7th May at The Savoy in London celebrating their 13th anniversary of The Greats with a 'Tropical' 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 month on Tuesday June 2nd at 3pm at the Business Design Centre in Islington. Contact Ian Hyder through the PG Live website for details www.progressivegreetingslive.com.