With just five days to go to the online Greats Awards 2020 on Wednesday September 30, finalists have been sharing their excitement with GiftsandHome.net. Many are looking forward to dressing up, with plenty of champagne on hand, ready to enjoy the big night which will be streamed on GiftsandHome.net from 7.30-8.15pm.
“The date is firmly in the diary,” confirmed Janet Hartree, owner of Ewe and Me and You Too in Grantown-on-Spey (a finalist in the Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – Scotland category). “Not quite the planned ‘Great’ event we thought it was going to be, but nothing can take away from the excitement of hearing that we are finalists,” said Janet. “We plan to have bubbles to hand and sparkles on. There are three generations involved in the shop so it will be a real treat for us all.”
It’s a similar story at Amore in Woodbridge (a finalist in the Independent Retailer of the Year – East Anglia category). “We’re really looking forward to the event,” said Pete Whiteman, co-owner of Amore in Woodbridge. “We will have the team in-store with a bottle or three to watch how the evening unfolds. Posh frocks and suits will be worn!”
At Raven Lifestyle in Tavistock, (a finalist in the Best Newcomer – South & Wales category), owner Bradley Trevelyan says: “We will be streaming from home with snacks and wine to hand. Online or not, I’m sure it will be a great evening and we’re really honoured to be involved.”
Meanwhile, looking forward to a very special event of her own is Blue Diamond’s gift buyer Angie Goosen, who explained: “I’m pregnant with twins, and about to pop, so no glad rags or wine for me! But I’ll be celebrating with a good cup of decaf tea and comfy PJ’s!”
The virtual Greats Awards event will be streamed from 7.30pm-8.15pm via GiftsandHome.net using a Greats 2020 tab at the top. There will also be a page link at: https://www.giftsandhome.net/the-greats/
The event is free to attend by all Greats finalists and their families and friends, as well as other retailers, gift suppliers and agents.
For those who can’t make the big night, follow the action on Twitter @Prog_Gifts
The Greats Awards 2020 sponsors include (in alphabetical order):
Candlelight; Eco Chic; Gift Republic; GiftsandHome.net; Gisela Graham; Good Housekeeping; Harrogate Christmas & Gift; Joe Davies; Lesser & Pavey; Licensingsource.net; Little Dog Laughed; Method UK; Miffy; PG Buzz.net; Products of Change; Progressive Gifts & Home; Premier Decorations; Progressive Greetings Live; Spring Fair and Autumn Fair; Top Drawer Spring/Home & Gift, Harrogate; Wrendale Designs and The Giftware Association.