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The Greats 2024: Six Days Left To Send In Entries And Nominations

There’s just six days left to send in entries and nominations for The Greats Awards 2024!  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.

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.

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

“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.”

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?

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

1-Greats 2024 logoIndependent 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. 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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