Tania Edwards confirmed as host for The Calies awards

Funny girl Tania will announce the winners of the first ever Calies.
Funny girl Tania will announce the winners of the first ever Calies.

Stand-up comedian and writer Tania Edwards has been confirmed as the host for The Calies, the new UK calendar awards event which takes place on Wednesday 29 November at Stationers’ Hall in the City of London.

Having recently supported Katherine Ryan on her sell out tour, is a regular on BBC’s Mock the Week, appeared on Stand Up For The Week, Twit of the Year (on Channel 4), BBC2’s Après Ski and Radio 4’s The Unbelievable Truth, wowed audiences at Edinburgh Fringe and feted by The Guardian, The Mirror and Glamour magazine as one of the UK’s top female comedians, Tania is suitably equipped to cope with the sharp wit of those in the calendar and diary community, who, together with retailers and licensors will make up the audience at the imminent UK Calendar Awards.

PrintThe Calies, owned and organised by Max Publishing (owners of Progressive Greetings and organisers of The Henries and The Retas) are successors of the NCAs (National Calendar Awards).

“Thanks to the support and input from so many in the calendar community, The Calies makes its debut, continuing many of the elements of its forerunners, but also with additions and tailoring, befitting of this ever evolving sector,” commented Warren Lomax, joint md of Max Publishing.

The finalists of The Calies were revealed a few weeks ago, are listed on the website and will appear in all their glory in a finalists publication that will be distributed with Progressive Greetings’ November edition which is out in a week’s time.

The grand of Stationers’ Hall will be filled with those from the calendar and diary community, licensors and retailers in less than four weeks.
The grand Stationers’ Hall will be filled with those from the calendar and diary community, licensors and retailers in less than four weeks.

The winners of the awards will be unveiled at a late afternoon/early evening event (5pm-8pm) at the historic Stationers’ Hall in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral. The buzzy format of the event will involve a drinks and canapé reception, a couple of snappy keynote speeches by industry experts, a pacey awards ceremony and then some more networking and drinks.

Tickets to The Calies are available from Clare Davies of Createvents at a cost of £35 + VAT. Click here to download a ticket booking form, email Clare on clare@createvents.co.uk or phone on 01183 340085.

As Daniel Prince, operations director of Danilo, one of the headline sponsors pointed out: “The calendar market is still a very vibrant sector – over 16 million calendars are sold alone every year in UK, with one in three homes having a calendar on their walls – that continues to prosper.”

Headline sponsors (left) Michael Rose of Rose Calendars and (right) Nigel Green of Eight Days a Week with David Rogers, group marketing director of Premier Paper, an official supporter of The Calies, at the recent Judging Day.
Headline sponsors (left) Michael Rose of Rose Calendars and (right) Nigel Green of Eight Days a Week with David Rogers, group marketing director of Premier Paper, an official supporter of The Calies, at the recent Judging Day.

Fellow headline sponsor Nigel Green, owner of Eight Days a Week, (who also undertook to produce this ‘calendar format’ publication with his print partner Alltrade Printers) has every confidence that The Calies will quickly establish itself as the ultimate accolades in calendar and diary publishing. “As a long established specialist supplier to the calendar industry, awards that recognise the creative excellence in our industry deserve to be supported,” said Nigel.

The headline sponsors of The Calies 2017 are Calendar ClubCarousel CalendarsDaniloEight Days A Week and Rose Calendars. The strong roster of official supporters includes Allan+Bertram, Andrews McMeel UK, Avonside Publishing, BrownTrout Publishers, Emma Ball, Flame Tree Publishing, Grange, Graphique de France, London Stationery Show, Manchester Stationery Show, Pomegranate, Portico Designs, Premier Paper, Pyramid International, Reeve Calendars, Tallon, teNeues and Woodmansterne.

MORE NEWS
 
Publishing stalwarts battle it out on the tennis court for almost 5 hrs...
 
Real attraction were happy waggy tails at Paperchase’s media launch...
 
UK’s largest card chain has opened 38 new stores since February...
 
PG Buzz caught up with Cathy Frost, owner of Loveone in Ipswich on how she is gearing up for Christmas....
 
Greeting card publisher Lucy Ledger heads up a course on creativity at the V&A...
 
Publisher that invented giftwrap looks to mark its first century...
Get the latest news sent to your inbox
Subscribe to our daily newsletter