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The Greats Awards 2014 - Winners and Finalists

The Greats Awards 2014 - Winners and Finalists

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 Greats Awards 2014 - Ken Johnson

The Honourary Achievement Award went to Ken Johnson from Enesco.

Katie Allsopp, Scape Interiors, Bournemouth is Retail Employee of the Year  

Erica Coombes, The Denby Gift Box, Emporium and Denby Visitor Centre
Catherine Kettlewell, Aspire Style, Oxford
Lysett Smith, shop manager, Tickety Boo, Chelmsford
Stef Turner, Let's Go Round Again, Wombourne
Helen Whelan-Jones, Diss Publishing Bookshop, Diss


The Inside Man, Wandsworth, S London won Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - London (inside M25)

Cherry Tree, East Finchley, N London
Darch and Duff, Ealing, W London
Farrago, Putney, S London
Rumbles, Ealing, W London
Space EC1, Clerkenwell


The Greats Awards 2014 - Alligator Pear

Alligator Pear, Tadworth, Surrey won for Home Counties, South and S East

Alison Townsend, Farnham, Surrey
Forget Me Not, Stubbington, Hants
Something Special, Edenbridge

Pod, Clifton, Cheltenham and Oxford won Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - South West

Acorn, Axminster
Cadeaux, Wells and Castle Cary
Inhabit, Truro
Soukous, Bristol
Sugarloaf, Cheltenham and Bath


Tickety Boo, Chelmsford City won Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - East Anglia

Alde River, Aldeburgh
Gifted, Norwich


Love It, Bury St Edmunds and Stamford
The Ark, Cambridge
The Olive Branch, Billericay and Brentwood


Follie - The Greats Awards 2014

Follie and Follie Home, Lincoln won Independent  - Midlands and Wales

My Set, Leicester
Rhubarb, Malvern
Selections, Port Talbot
Village Crafts, Bets-y-Coed



Celebrations, Carlisle won Independent  - North and Northern Ireland

A Broader Picture, Portstewart
Mantons, Port Erin
Opulent Designs, Ilkley
Retro 36, Scarborough


Papyrus, Glasgow won Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - Scotland

About Living, Glasgow
Bijou, Elgin
Liquorice Tree, Edinburgh and Glasgow
Top Drawer, St Andrews
William Strachan, Inverurie


The Greats Awards 2014 - Calliope GiftsCalliope Gifts, Dorking won Best Gift Retailer - Newcomer South and Wales

Hintons, Broadstone
Inside Out, Cheltenham
Jacks on Trinity, Cambridge
Made Just So, Bristol
The Indigo Tree, Streatham


Billy & Berties, Skipton won Best Gift Retailer - Newcomer North and Scotland

Bayberry Hollow, Tanfield
Embrace Life, St Andrews
No 23 Interiors, Bedale
Skybluepink, Stokesley


Aspire Style - The Greats Awards 2014Aspire Style, South won Best Specialist Multiple Gift Retailer

Present Shop, Kirkaldy
Tiger, South
Utility, North West
Vinegar Hill, Midlands


John Lewis, Oxford Street won Best Department Store Retailer of Gifts

Bentalls, Kingston
Debenhams, Oxford Street
Williams & Griffin, Colchester


Loch Levens Larder Gift Shop, Kinross won Best Non Specialist Retailer of Gifts

FinalistsThe Greats Awards 2014 - Loch Levens Larder
JOY, various locations
Waterstones, Piccadilly, London


Cliftons, Lytham won Best Gifts Lifestyle and Homewares (interiors)

Hamptons Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan
Scape Interiors, Bournemouth
Tessera, Castle Douglas


About Living, Giffnock won Best Gift Retailer of Jewellery

Harriet and Dee, Didsbury
La de da! Cheltenham
Luvvit Want It, Bishops Waltham
Narborough Hall, Narborough
Rumbles, Ealing


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

Whitehall Garden Centre, Lacock and Whitchurch


National Trust Gift Shop, Giant's Causeway won Best Museum/Visitor Attraction Gift Shop

Denby Gift Shop, Denby Visitor Centre
V&A Shop, London


Rose & Co. Apothecary, Howorth won Best Retail Display

Aspire Style, Oxford
Clifton's, Lytham
Soukous, Bristol


The Greats Awards 2014 - Temptation GiftsTemptation Gifts won Best Online Gift Retailer, to include Mail Order

Daisy Park, online
Oliver Bonas, South
Temptation Gifts, Home Counties



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