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Last Chance To Enter The Greats Awards 2024

There’s just 24 hours left to enter The Greats Gift Retailer Awards 2024 with the closing date tomorrow (20 February). The competition, now in its milestone 22nd year, will once again recognise and reward the UK’s outstanding gift shops and gift departments, fanfaring the amazing retailers that have risen to the challenges over the past year. 

Entries and nominations should be sent by email to Sue Marks, editor of Progressive Gifts & Home/ directly at

Above: Could your shop’s name be on a Greats trophy in May?
Above: Could your shop’s name be on a Greats trophy in May?

Uniting the gift industry, The Greats Awards have again 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 glittering Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on Thursday 16 May.

“As always, we are 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 a challenging trading period,” said Sue.

“We would love 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.”

The full list of The Greats 2024 categories are as follows:

1-Greats 2024 logo>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 and N. Ireland

>Independent Gift Retailer of The Year – West & South West

>Independent Gift Retailer of The Year – Scotland

>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


More details are available on The Greats website by clicking here.

2-THE GIFT AWARDS LOGO 2024To 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 £220 (+VAT) and tables of 10 and 12 are available. or

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

Top: London’s glittering Royal Lancaster Hotel.

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