The Très Bon Henries live on!

The industry’s ‘big night’ of the year – The Henries awards – took place last Thursday (October 5), but the positive ripples are still palpable as the award winners celebrate their victories, suppliers follow up on the contacts made and so many attendees rejoice in the ‘esprit de corps’ through numerous posts on social media.

Fresh from his win at Edinburgh Festival, comedien John Robins had written lots of cardcentric material.
Fresh from his win at Edinburgh Festival, comedien John Robins had written lots of cardcentric material.

This year’s Henries Awards event (that were hosted by top comedian John Robins) had a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’, not just because of the Parisian theme of the night, but as everyone was up for a night of celebration, and of togetherness.

As Jakki Brown, editor of PG said in the opening speech: “There is no denying that it has been a challenging year in the industry, both on the publishing and retailing fronts, but The Henries rises above these challenges and celebrates our collective achievements.”

It was a big night for IC&G, which won the Gold Best Service to the Independent Retailer Award.
It was a big night for IC&G, which won the Gold Best Service to the Independent Retailer Award.

The photos from the night are now available to view within the galleries section of PGBuzz.net. You can browse through glamorous arrival shots, the Windles’ drinks reception, fantastic award winners, and the after party. If you wish to social-share or download high resolution images, then visit our digital gallery here:(https://maxpublishing.shootproof.com/gallery/TheHenries2017/). It will ask for your email address, but only once.

Fancy a case of deja vu? Click below to watch a ‘fast forward’ of The Henries 2017.

The winning photo that was posted on The Henries Twitter feed by Jelly Armchair.
The winning photo that was posted on The Henries Twitter feed by Jelly Armchair.

The winners of The Henries award’s categories were not the only winners as a result of last Thursday. The charity raffle (which included some very ‘grands prix’) raised over £7,500 for The Light Fund industrywide charity.

And, PG Buzz can reveal the winner of The Henries Twitter competition. The Jelly Armchair team will be receiving a lovely bottle of France’s fine Champagne as a result of posting a fun photo with some chums from Five Dollar Shake and Stop the Clock Design.

It was a ‘French Kiss’ theme from the Brainbox Boys this year! On the dancefloor with Windles’ Andrea Norcott (right) and Paper Salad’s Jess Hadfield.
It was a ‘French Kiss’ theme from the Brainbox Boys this year! On the dancefloor with Windles’ Andrea Norcott (right) and Paper Salad’s Jess Hadfield.
WHS trio (right-left) Katie Briggs, Rachel Hevicon and Claire Castle with Pigment’s Debbie Saltmarsh.
WHS trio (right-left) Katie Briggs, Rachel Hevicon and Claire Castle with Pigment’s Debbie Saltmarsh.
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