Final Countdown To The Greats 2019!

Above: A proud Maxine Ellison, owner of Max and Melia in Clapham, was the winner of last year’s Greats Independent Gift Retailer of the Year -London category.
Above: A proud Maxine Ellison, owner of Max and Melia in Clapham, was the winner of last year’s Greats Independent Gift Retailer of the Year -London category.

With just three days to go to the closing date for The Greats Awards 2019 entries and nominations – Thursday January 31– the clock is ticking for gift shops and gift departments planning to enter this year’s competition.

An entry form can be downloaded by visiting www.thegreatsawards.co.uk  Alternatively, entrants can email their entries directly to suem@max-publishing.co.uk

“What we’re looking for are the gift shops and gift departments who stand out from the crowd,” explains Progressive Gifts & Home/GiftandHome.net’s editor Sue Marks. “We want to know what shops have done over the past 12 months to up the ante and encourage new business. We also want to know about initiatives, outstanding displays, charity work, involvement with the local community etc.”

Above: Big smiles from Laura Gilbert and Kellen Foordof Bookends in Christchurch, winner of The Greats Best Non-Specialist Retailer of Gifts category.
Above: Big smiles from Laura Gilbert and Kellen Foordof Bookends in Christchurch, winner of The Greats Best Non-Specialist Retailer of Gifts category.

For retailers wanting to bang the drum about exceptional members of staff who go the extra mile, or the suppliers that provide the best service to independent gift retailers, email: ianh@max-publishing.co.uk

The winners of the Greats Awards 2019 will be taking place at London’s glittering Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, with all strands of the gift industry invited to share in this very special day for gift retail.

Above: Guests at last year’s Greats Gift Retailer Awards lunch at London’s Grosvenor House on Park Lane.
Above: Guests at last year’s Greats Gift Retailer Awards lunch at London’s Grosvenor House on Park Lane.

Screen Shot 2019-01-28 at 00.26.58Taking ‘Walk On The Wild Side’ as its theme, The Greats Award are set to be a lavish, fun networking event for the great and the good in gift retail, providing an opportunity for everyone to get together and let their hair down.

Tickets to the event are available from event organiser Clare Hollick e: clare@createvents.co.uk; or tel: 01183 340085.

Visit www.thegreatsawards.co.uk

 

An impressive line-up of Greats Awards 2019 sponsors include (in alphabetical order): A Gift From The Gods; Boxer Gifts and Boxer Books; Candlelight; Gift Republic; GiftsandHome.net; Gisela Graham; Harrogate Christmas & Gift; Joe Davies; Premier Decorations; Progressive Gifts & Home; Progressive Greetings Live; Spring Fair/Autumn Fair and The Giftware Association.

For remaining sponsorship opportunities, please contact Angie Bryant on 01993 212994 or email angieb@max-publishing.co.uk

The Greats Awards are owned by Max Publishing and Progressive Gifts & Home magazine.

 

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