Only Eight Days Left To Enter The Greats 2020!

With just eight days to go to the closing date for The Greats 2020 Awards self-nominations and nominations, the countdown has begun for gift shops and gift departments planning to enter this year’s competition. The closing date is January 31.

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

Above: Jennifer Peters, (right), director, Gisela Graham, category sponsor, presented Carol Bairstow, owner of Pure Inspiration in Ramsey, with The Greats 2019 winner's trophy in the Best In Store or Window Display category.
Above: Jennifer Peters, (right), director, Gisela Graham, category sponsor, presented Carol Bairstow, owner of Pure Inspiration in Ramsey, with The Greats 2019 winner’s trophy in the Best In Store or Window Display category.

“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: A proud Jo Williams, owner of Joco Interiors in Nuneaton, winner of last year’s Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – Midlands & Wales category, with her prestigious Greats trophy.
Above: A proud Jo Williams, owner of Joco Interiors in Nuneaton, winner of last year’s Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – Midlands & Wales category, with her prestigious Greats trophy.

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

Plus, this year, a brand new Best Gift Supplier Marketing award has been launched to recognise a supplier that has demonstrated excellence in marketing activities over the past year. Visit www.thegreatsawards.co.uk.

The winners of The Greats Awards 2020 will be announced at the Honorable Artillery Club (HAC) in London’s trendy Shoreditch, with all strands of the gift industry invited to share in this very special day for gift retail.

Above: Tabi Marsh, director, Papilio at Heritage, Thornbury, was the winner of the Best Non-Specialist Retailer of Gifts category.
Above: Tabi Marsh, director, Papilio at Heritage, Thornbury, was the winner of the Best Non-Specialist Retailer of Gifts category.

Tickets to the event are available from event organiser Clare Hollick at Keystone Communications:  email: clare@keystonecomms.co.uk or tel: 01733 294534, or direct from Max-Tickets.net

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A fabulous line-up of Greats Awards 2020 sponsors include (in alphabetical order): Candlelight; Gift Republic; GiftsandHome.net; Gisela Graham; Good Housekeeping; Harrogate Christmas & Gift; Joe Davies; 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

* The Greats Awards, launched in 2003, are owned by Max Publishing and Progressive Gifts & Home magazine.

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