Greats 2020 Finalists Confirmed

The fantastic Greats 2020 finalists have been confirmed, with the winners to be announced at a fabulous event to be held on Wednesday May 13 – themed the Victorious Greats – at the historic Honourable Artillery Club (HAC) in London’s trendy Shoreditch.

The Greats 2020 finalists are:

RETAIL EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR 2020

Ella Bradbury, shop manager, Forget Me Not, Stubbington

Rita Huston, manager, Paprika, Chippenham

Alex Kirkham, manager, The Barn at The Hollies, Little Budworth

Ellie Kennedy-Walker, manager, Hand Picked by Henrietta, Chapel-En-Le-Frith

Gina Pratt, sales advisor and assistant merchandiser, Orange Tree, Darts Farm, Topsham

Touhi Prime, area manager, Lark London

 

INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR – LONDON (INSIDE M25)

The Indigo Tree, Streatham and Crystal Palace

InSpitalfields, Spitalfields Market

Northwood Cards and Gifts, Northwood

The Ark, Stoke Newington

Temptation, Temple Fortune

W. A. Green, Shoreditch

 

INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR – HOME COUNTIES, SOUTH & SOUTH EAST

All About Rose, Thame

Alligator Pear, Tadworth

Bay Tree Gifts, West Wickham

Five and Dime, Hertford

Metalyka, Stony Stratford and Leighton Buzzard

Zest, Crowborough

 

INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR – EAST ANGLIA

Abigails Lifestyle, Ingatestone

Ark, Cambridge

Amore, Woodbridge

Bells of Suffolk, Bungay

Buy the Light, Bury St Edmunds

Little Boat Gifts, Brightlingsea

 

INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR – MIDLANDS & WALES

The Celtic Company, Welshpool

Chi Chi Gifts, Lickey

Ian Snow, Machynlleth

Joco, Nuneaton

MOOCH, Olney, St Giles Street, and Towcester (concession: Bell)

Wonder Stuff, Treorchy

 

INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR – SOUTH WEST

The Cats Whiskers, Bishops Cleeve; Polkadot, Keynsham

Cilla and Camilla, Beaminster, Bridport, Sherborne

Highworth Emporium, Highworth

Lulu Loves, Stubbington

Paprika, Bath and Chippenham

Swagger, Chipping Sodbury

 

INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR – NORTH & NORTHERN IRELAND

Brian Hunter, Limavady

Hand Picked By Henrietta, Chapel-En-Le-Frith

Hares & Graces, Hull

Kemps General Store, Malton and Whitby

Pure Inspiration, Ramsey

Within Reason, Sheffield

 

INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR – SCOTLAND 

Ewe & Me + Ewe Too, Grantown on Spey

The Keekin’ Glass, Prestwick

The Old School Beauly, Beauly

Liquorice Tree Gifts, Glasgow

Pippin, Edinburgh

Starlings, Kirkwall

 

BEST NEWCOMER: SOUTH & WALES

Bill & Berts, Colchester

Ginger Nut, Lynton

HOLD, Brighton

Oliver’s Brighton, Brighton

Sunshine & Snow, Bideford

Raven Lifestyle, Tavistock

 

BEST NEWCOMER: MIDLANDS, NORTH & SCOTLAND

The Bean Hive, Kettering

The Dotty House, Gateshead

For The Love Of The North, Whitley Bay

Giftilicious with Thorntons, Nuneaton

Peony Lane Interiors, Wombourne

The Wild Ginger, Ansdell

 

BEST SPECIALIST MULTIPLE GIFT RETAILER

Between The Lines (15 stores)

Brocante (4 stores)

Gifted (4 stores)

Lark (5 stores)

Smart Ideas (7 stores)

Utility (4 stores)

 

BEST NON-SPECIALIST RETAILER OF GIFTS

Brodie Countryfare, Brodie

The Hollies, Little Budworth

La Cookshop, Seaton Burn

Lanerscost Tea Room, Abbey Farm,  Brampton

Loch Levens Larder, Kinross

Overton Gallery, Overton

 

BEST DEPARTMENT STORE RETAILER OF GIFTS

Atkinsons of Sheffield, Sheffield

Barkers Home, Northallerton

John Lewis & Partners

One Forty, Cranleigh

Selfridges, London

Strickland & Holt

 

BEST GIFT RETAILER OF JEWELLERY & FASHION ACCESSORIES

Bay Tree Gifts, Wickham

Bijou, Buckie

Greenwood & Co., Saintfield

Jewel, St Andrews

Medusa Gems, Southport

MiMi, Hartley Wintney and Wokingham

 

BEST LIFESTYLE OR HOMEWARES RETAILER OF GIFTS

Daisy Lanes, Rayleigh

Dear Grace, Colchester

The Emporium Interiors, Clitheroe

Orange Tree, Darts Farm, Topsham

Skinny Whistle, Quorn

White Rhino, Hastings

 

BEST GARDEN CENTRE RETAILER OF GIFTS

Bernaville Nurseries, Cowley Bridge

Blue Diamond Group

Klondyke Group

Longacres Group

Ruxley Manor Garden Centre, Sidcup

Smith’s Garden Centre, New Denham

 

BEST MUSEUMS OR VISITOR ATTRACTION GIFT SHOP

Kew Garden Gift Shop, Kew

National Portrait Gallery Gift Shop, London

North of England Zoological Society (Chester Zoo)

RHS Garden Wisley Gift Shop, Wisley

Science Museum Gift Shop, London

ZSL, Whipsnade

 

BEST IN-STORE OR WINDOW DISPLAY

The Celtic Company, Welshpool

Cornucopia, Worcester

The Emporium, Clitheroe

Garsons, Esher

Highworth Emporium

Rhubarb Home/Rhubarb Gifts, Malvern

 

BEST RETAILER INITIATIVE

Highworth Emporium, Highworth (For its Shop Local Christmas raffle and Visa ad initiatives)

The Hollies, The Little Budworth (For its two pre-Christmas visitor days)

Jo Amor, Tiverton (For its Jo-A-Story online children’s bedtime storytelling initiative)

Joco, Nuneaton (For its Christmas video and Letter To Santa initiatives)

MOOCH, Northampton (x2), Olney, Towcester (concession: Bell) (For its cark park charges initiative)

Papilio at Heritage, Thornbury (For its Junior Retail and Makaton initiatives)

 

BEST SUPPLIER MARKETING AWARD

Ashleigh & Burwood

Chilly’s Bottles

Katie Loxton

Joma

Marmalade of London

Stoneglow

Wild Things

Wrendale

 

BEST SERVCE TO THE INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER

Ashleigh & Burwood

Enesco

Gisela Graham

Heaven Sends

Joe Davies

Lesser & Pavey

Nemesis Now

Straits Trading

Widdop and Co

Wrendale Designs

 

The winners of the Greats Gift Retailer Awards 2020 will be announced at London’s Honourable Artillery Club (HAC) on Wednesday May 13, with all strands of the gift industry invited to share in this very special day for gift retail.

Tickets to the event are available from event organiser Clare Hollick e: clare@keystonecomms.co.uk tel: 01733 294524. Tickets can also be reserved online via the Max Box Office, a quick and secure way to organise your attendance at the big day.

To read more about being at the hottest ticket on the gift industry’s calendar, visit http://www.thegreatsawards.co.uk/tickets/

An impressive line-up of Greats sponsors include: Candlelight; Gift Republic; GiftsandHome.net; Gisela Graham; Good Housekeeping; Harrogate Christmas & Gift; Joe Davies; Licensing Source Book, Progressive Gifts & Home; Premier Decorations; Progressive Greetings Live; Spring Fair and Autumn Fair; Wrendale Designs and The Giftware Association.

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

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