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The Greats Closing Date Extended To February 14

Following requests to extend the closing date of The Greats Awards 2022, gift retailers – from the tiniest village shop to the biggest multiple – now have until Monday February 14 to send in their entries. Suppliers, reps and agents are also encouraged to send in their nominations, highlighting the outstanding gift retailers that really stand out from the crowd.

We want to know what gift shop owners have done to up the ante over the past year – what makes their shop a worthy winner,” states Progressive Gift & Home/GiftsandHome.net’s editor Sue Marks. “For example, we want to hear all about their retail initiatives, outstanding displays, charity and local community involvement, product diversification and the opening of new outlets.”

A downloadable entry form is available from www.thegreatsawards.co.uk, and entries can be emailed direct to suem@max-publishing.co.uk

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

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; GiftsandHome.net; 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 (alisonf@max-publishing.co.uk / 07872 113635);

Ian Hyder (ianh@max-publishing.co.uk / 07525 634 306);

Rob Willis (robw@max-publishing.co.uk / 07792 016832);

Warren Lomax (warren@max-publishing.co.uk / 07977 572086).

Visit www.thegreatsawards.co.uk or www.thegiftawards.com

Tickets to the awards can be booked quickly and securely by visiting www.max-tickets.net or by contacting awards organiser Clare Hollick at clare@createvents.co.uk (tel: 01183 340085).

Tickets cost £208 (+VAT) and tables of 10 and 12 are available. Visit www.thegreatsawards.co.uk or www.thegiftawards.com

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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