The Greats 2017 winners announced

The UK’s finest gift retailers are recognised  at glittering awards ceremony

The Greats Winners 2017 LOGOSome 400 guests – to include the cream of gift retail, leading gift suppliers and trade show organisers – made a beeline for the glamorous Grosvenor House on London’s Park Lane this afternoon (May 4) to see the winners crowned at The Greats Awards 2017, organised by leading giftware trade magazine Progressive Gifts & Home (the sister magazine to Progressive Greetings).

Taking crystal as its theme to celebrate the Awards’ 15th anniversary, it was certainly a glittering, glitzy occasion, with everyone enjoying a magnificent lunch, created by the chefs at the Grosvenor House, stand up comedy from actor and comedian Charlie Baker, and music from jazz trio Midnight Blue.

Sue Marks, editor of Progressive Gifts & Home, commented: “Despite the many curve balls that retail throws at independents and multiples year after year, the best continue to rise to the challenge and it is these ‘greatest of the great’ gift retailers that we were delighted to recognise and reward this afternoon.”

PG Buzz is delighted to reveal that the 2017 Greats Awards winners were:

Retail Employee of the Year 2017
Nicky Leach, sales assistant, MiMi (hw), Hartley Wintney

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – London (inside M25)
Source, Spitalfields and South Woodford

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – Home Counties, South and South East
England at Home, Brighton

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – East Anglia
Feathering Your Nest, Rayleigh

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – Midlands and Wales
Rhubarb, Great Malvern

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – North and Northern Ireland
The Shop at The Emporium, Clitheroe

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – South West
Daisy Park, South Molton

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – Scotland
Papyrus, Glasgow

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – Best Newcomer South & Wales
Mooch, Ealing

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – Best Newcomer Midlands, North and Scotland
The Lion’s Paw, Bridge of Weir

Best Specialist Multiple Gift Retailer
Between The Lines

Best Department Store Retailer of Gifts
Barkers Home, Northallerton

Best Non-Specialist Retailer of Gifts
The Barn at The Hollies Farm Shop, Little Budworth

Best Lifestyle Or Homewares Retailer Of Gifts
Lily’s Attic, Witney

Best Gift Retailer Of Jewellery & Fashion Accessories
Melbury Gallery, Dorchester and Sherborne

Best Garden Centre Retailer of Gifts
Garsons, Esher and Titchfield

 Best Museum Or Visitor Attraction Gift Shop
ZSL London Zoo

Best In-Store Or Window Display
Rossiters, Bath

Best Online Or  Mail Order Gift Retailer
IWOOT iwantoneofthose.com

Best Retail Initiative
Chester Zoo for its Never Forget fundraising campaign

Best Service To The Independent Retailer- Bronze Award Winner 2017
Gisela Graham

Best Service to the Independent Retailer – Silver Award Winner 2017
Joe Davies

Best Service to the Independent Retailer – Gold Award Winner 2017
Widdop and Co.

Honorary Achievement Award – Winner 2017
David Hicks

 

The photos of the The Greats awards will be uploaded to the official website by Monday 8 May  www.thegreatsawards.co.uk

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