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Final Week To Enter The Greats

For gift retailers whose shops are a cut above the rest, there’s just seven days left to enter The Greats Gift Retailer Awards 2022!

The competition, now in its milestone 20th year, recognises and reward the UK’s amazing gift shops and gift departments, fanfaring the retailers that have risen to the challenges over the past year.

The full list of categories are as follows:

  • Independent Gift Retailer Of The Year – London, The South & South East & East Anglia
  • Independent Gift Retailer Of The Year – Midlands & Wales
  •  Independent Gift Retailer Of The Year – North, N. Ireland & Scotland
  • Independent Gift Retailer Of The Year – West & South West
  • Best Newcomer
  • Best Specialist Multiple (4 or more shops)
  • Best Department Store Retailer of Gifts
  • Best Non-Specialist Retailer of Gifts
  • Best Garden Centre Retailer of Gifts
  • Best In Store/Window Display
  • Best Retailer Initiative


“As always, we will be looking for those outstanding gift retailers who are a cut above the rest and have continued to up the ante by being resilient and resourceful in an exceptionally challenging trading period,” said Sue Marks, editor of Progressive Gifts & Home and

“We want retailers to tell us what makes their shop a worthy winner,” continues Sue. “We want to hear what gift retailers have done over the past 12 months to really up the ante and encourage new business, to include retail initiatives, outstanding displays, charity and local community involvement, product diversification and the opening of a new outlet etc.

A downloadable entry form is available HERE and from

Alternativelyentries can be emailed direct to

Uniting the gift industry, The Greats Awards have joined forces with The Giftware Association’s Gift of the Year (GOTY) awards, with all winners – both The Greats and the GOTY – revealed at a fabulous black tie awards event, to be held at the glamorous Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on Thursday May 12.

This year, the impressive line-up of Greats sponsors include so far (in alphabetical order): Brand Licensing Europe (BLE); British Allied Trades Federation (BATF);Candlelight, Cardzone; Carte Blanche Greetings (CBG); Gift Republic;; Gisela Graham; Joe Davies; Lesser & Pavey; Life Charms; Progressive Gifts & Home; Progressive Greetings Live, Spring Fair, Talking Tables and Widdop & Co, with more sponsors in the pipeline.

To find out more about sponsorship opportunities for The Greats and The Gift Of The Year Awards, contact Ali Farrell (e:; mob: 07872 113635); Ian Hyder (e: mob: 07525 634 306);  Rob Willis ( mob: 07792 016832); Warren Lomax (e:; mob: 07977 572086). Visit or

Tickets to the awards can be booked quickly and securely by visiting

or by contacting awards organiser Clare Hollick at (tel: 01183 340085).

Tickets cost £208 (+VAT) and tables of 10 and 12 are available. Visit or

First launched in 2003, The Greats Gift Retailer Awards are owned and organised by Max Publishing and Progressive Gifts & Home Worldwide.


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