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The Greats Awards 2013 for Gift Retailers - Winners and Finalists

The Greats Awards 2013Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners of the Greats 2013. 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 retailers. For those of you we are not supplying, what are you waiting for?! Click here to stock us.

The Greats Awards Winners 2013 are:

The Honourary Achievement Award went to Gisela Graham

Narborough Hall sales assistant, Glenda Goodwin, is Retail Employee of the Year  


Glenda Goodwin, Narborough Hall
Ilana Herd, About Living
Lauren Eaton, Oliver Bonas
Katie Gilmour, Loch Leven's Larder

The Loft, Teddington won Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - London (inside M25)


All Good Gifts, Battersea
Aria, Islington
The Inside Man, Wandsworth
Sources, Spitalfield and South Woodford
The Loft, Teddington

Bohemian Days, Gerrards Cross won Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - Home Counties, South and South East


Bohemian Days, Gerrards Cross
Fresh, Witney
The Blueberry Store, Saffron Walden
Tickety Boo, Chelmsford
Yummy Home, Pinner

Darts Farm Gift Shop, Topsham won Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - South West


Cilla and Camilla, Beaminster
Darts Farm Gift Shop, Topsham
Eureka, Dorchester and Swanage
Forever England, Salisbury, Sherborne & Sidmouth
The Inner Yard, Devizes

Quest, Bury St Edmunds won Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - East Anglia


Cloud Nine, Deeping
Horizon, Hunstanton
Kitty’s Homestore, Framlingham
Quest, Bury St Edmunds
Tilting Sky, Eye

Let’s Go Round Again, Wombourne won Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - Midlands and Wales


Bright Ideas, Melton Mowbray
Let’s Go Round Again, Wombourne
Narborough Hall, Narborough
Number 45, Newport
Peppertrees, Northampton

Nora’s Interiors & Gifts, Ilkley won Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - North and North East


Amanti, Beverley
Follie, Lincoln
Libby’s, Chesterfield
Manton’s, Port Erin
Nora’s Interiors & Gifts, Ilkley

Harvey Willis, Glenrothes won Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - Scotland


Boxwood, Glasgow
Harvey Willis, Glenrothes
Illuminati, Glasgow
Liquorice Tree, Edinburgh
Top Drawer, St Andrews

Feather & Fern, Dorking won Best Gift Retailer - Newcomer South and Wales


Chasey Lifestyle, Kings Lynn
Emporium, Winchcombe
Feather & Fern, Dorking
Made, Bristol

Ruby blu, Southgate

Marmalade Meringue, Hinckley won Best Gift Retailer - Newcomer North and Scotland


Embrace Life, St Andrews
Marmalade Meringue, Hinckley
Hirst & Hirst Living, Oakham
The Gift Gallery, York
Velvet Moon, Glasgow

Huttons won Best Specialist Multiple Gift Retailer (4 or more shops)


Collectables in the North East of England

Cool Britannia


National Trust
Temptation Gifts in the Home Counties

Rossiter's, Bath and Cardiff won Best Department Store Retailer of Gifts


Bentalls, Kingston

Jarrold, Norwich
John Lewis, Oxford Street

Rossiter's, Bath and Cardiff
Selfridges, Oxford Street

Joy won Best Non Specialist Retailer of Gifts


Butterfly Rooms, Saltaire

Rose & Co Apothecary

Oliver Bonas won Best Gifts Lifestyle and Homewares (interiors)


About Living, Glasgow
Home FX, Skegness
Oliver Bonas
Orange Tree, Topsham
Utility, Liverpool and London

Bijou, Elgin won Best Gift Retailer of Jewellery


Bijou, Elgin
Clifton’s, Lytham
Identity, Derby
Treasure Box, Camberley
MacMillans, Preston

Mains of Drum, Banchory won Best Garden Centre Retailer of Gifts


Klondyke Garden Centre
Mains of Drum, Banchory
Trentham Garden Centre
Webbs of Wychbold, Droitwich

British Museum won Best Museum/Visitor Attraction Gift Shop


Aston Pottery
British Museum
Chester Zoo, Chester
Paultons Park
V&A Museum

Peppertrees, Northampton won Best Retail Display


Flutterbyes, Bromley
Forget Me Not, Stubbington
Peppertrees, Northampton
The Country Stile, Horncastle

Temptation Gifts won Best Online Gift Retailer, to include Mail Order


Not On The High Street
Rigby and Mac
The Great Gift Company
The Brilliant Gift Shop

Amanti, Beverley – (Independent Beverley Initiative) won Best Retailer Initiative


Amanti, Beverley
Folly Hinckley
Nora’s Interiors & Gifts, Ilkley
Wonder Stuff

Winners of Best Service to the Independent Retailer

Joe Davies won Gold

Widdop Bingham won Silver

Carte Blanche Greetings won Bronze

Finalists (in alphabetical order)

Ashleigh & Burwood
History & Heraldry
Nemesis Now
Robert Taubman
Think Pink

Now in their eleventh 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 2013 ceremony was held on Thursday 9th May at The Savoy in London celebrating their 10th anniversary of The Greats with a 'Greats Encounter' themed event which included and cocktail reception, lunch, awards and entertainment.

NB: Wherever possible the names of the shops are clickable for you to be able to see finalists website and social media links.

A special thanks to Sophie from Narborough Hall who kept us up to date with all the winners on the day.

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 14th at 3pm at the Business Design Centre in Islington. Contact Ian Hyder through the PG Live website for details