Hoorays from Henries’ finalists keep flowing

Publishers spread the love in sharing their good news

 

“It’s flippin’ brilliant to be a finalist for Most Promising Young Designer! I’m absolutely tickled pink –unless it’s just a rash!” exclaimed Bewilderbeest founder Iain Hamilton, responding to the news that he’s in the finals of The Henries.

“There’s no end of fantastic designers in the industry, so it’s great to be up there with some of them. I knew that I’d learn to colour inside the lines eventually, and clearly, it’s paid off!” Click below to hear it from Iain himself.

Iain is one of many very happy publishers who heard the good news a few days ago that they have made it into the finals of The Henries 2022 greeting card awards.

Click here to see all the finalists in The Henries 2022 product categories as well as in The Lynn Tait Best Young Designer Or Artist award. PG Buzz shared some of the initial reactions on Friday, 5 August, the lovely outpourings of joy keep coming, so lap them up…

James Ellis managing director James Stevens’ lovely holiday in Cornwall got even better when he heard thje news. “It’s just great and we couldn’t believe it! We’ve been producing Shakies for years, but it has taken a while to get the hang of how to recreate the format without using plastic and we were really happy with these two ranges.  We were so pleased that this hard work has been recognised by the judges and we are humbled to be in the finals with such great competition. Looking forward to the 6th October!” Click below to see James and the sea…

Another holidaying Henries’ finalist is Sarah Boddy, creator of Camilla & Rose, where the collection published by Peartree Heybridge is in the finals of The Henry Cole Classic award. Here Sarah shares her sunshine feeling…

Raspberry Blossom’s co-owners Rebecca and Mark Green were more than happy with a kids-free night out to celebrate their Henries success, being in the finals of two product categories as well as the publisher’s designer Mia Dunton reaching the finals in The Lynn Tait Most Promising Young Designer or Artist award. Join Rebecca and Mark on their celebratory night out below…

Enjoying the fine weather at home Lorraine and Ian Bradley, co-owners of Rush Design, are even more full of smiles than usual. “We are honoured and excited to be a finalist in The Henries awards 2022, Best Christmas Counter Card category. Perfect weather for it. Yay!” said the Bradleys. Join them in their garden…

Staying on the garden theme, Stormy Knight founder Sarah Jackson told PG Buzz: “I was incredibly excited to find out our BLOOM seed stick cards are finalists in two categories in this year’s Henries, in Best Contemporary Trend and Best Christmas Counter Range. The Henries awards night is a highlight of our year – it’s amazing to come together with other friends and publishers to celebrate this wonderful industry. I’d like to say a big thank you to the PG team for organising them and for all of the retailers who voted for us – it means so much – and I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed from now until October.” Click below to see and hear Sarah…

“I am SO blooming happy, literally over the moon since I read the PG Buzz announcement. Fingers and toes are all crossed and will remain so until 6 October – we are up against some stiff competition. Thank you to everyone who voted for us, it genuinely means the world to us,” said Jo Wilson, head honcho of Dandelion Stationery. See Jo’s joy…

“We are so grateful and excited to be a finalist in the Best Male category in this year’s Henries. With so many fabulous companies in our industry it’s a real honour to have been nominated. Thank you so much to all the buyers who voted for us. Good luck everyone,” was the message from Anna and Troy Nelson, co-owners of Rossana Rossi.

Above: Anna and Troy Nelson, co-owners of Rossana Rossi
Above: Anna and Troy Nelson, co-owners of Rossana Rossi

“We are delighted that our Only Fools And Horses range has been nominated for the prestigious Henry Cole Award. We have been working with the BBC to publish an Only Fools And Horses card range for 15 years and it continues to perform very well as an evergreen brand at retail to this day, particularly as it is the leading male brand for Father’s Day and Male captions. We have our fingers crossed for the award ceremony on 6 October that this classic and popular TV sitcom-based range will claim the trophy and is welcomed into The Henry Cole Hall Of Fame,” said Daniel Prince, managing director of Danilo.

“Wow, what a lovely surprise. A big thank you to the retailers who voted for us and well done to all of the finalists,” said Claire Hill, founder of Claire Louise. See Claire for yourself here…

Nicci Gower, founder of Hammond Gower Publishing, was dead chuffed: “Everyone here at HGP is absolutely delighted to have got this far! There are so many brilliant card companies here in the UK producing such exceptional product we feel thrilled to stand beside them,”

“I am so thrilled to be a finalist, I honestly can’t quite believe it. It means so much to be recognised especially among such talented designers across all the categories,” exclaimed Sophie Brabbins, who is in the finals in The Lynn Tait Most Promising Young Designer Or Artist category as well as Best Art Range with her The Botanist’s Study Collection.

Above: Sarah Brabbins is in the finals in two Henries categories
Above: Sarah Brabbins is in the finals in two Henries categories

“We’re absolutely delighted to be a finalist at this year’s Henries Awards. Super chuffed to be chosen among so many other great designers and publishers!” said Jamie Macdonald, co-owner of Whale & Bird.

Above: Jamie Macdonald, co-owner of Whale & Bird, celebrating with his furry Fr1end on Forest Fr1ends being in the finals
Above: Jamie Macdonald, co-owner of Whale & Bird, celebrating with his furry Fr1end on Forest Fr1ends being in the finals

Cinnamon Aitch co-owners Sarah Fitzgerald and Sara Burford exclaimed: “We feel totally honoured and very proud to be finalists in the Best Diversity & Inclusion category for our lovely She range. It definitely does seem to have hit the spot with retailers and customers as it’s selling like hot cakes!  Proud to be celebrating strong women everywhere!”

Above: Two of the designs in Cinnamon Aitch’s She range
Above: Two of the designs in Cinnamon Aitch’s She range

“We are over the moon to have made it to the finals of this year’s Henries. We’ve worked really hard over the past year on lots of fun new ranges, and it means a lot to have some of that hard work recognised through this nomination. Myself and all the team at Lucy Maggie want to thank the judges for choosing our Too Wordy range, and we look forward to attending the awards ceremony in London in October!” said Lucy Nicholson, founder of Lucy Maggie Designs and Sunshine Llama.

Above: Lucy Nicholson is super happy at the news
Above: Lucy Nicholson is super happy at the news

“I’m absolutely over the moon that Ginger Betty are a Henries finalist! I can’t stop smiling! A huge thank you to everyone that voted for us.” said Tracey Colliston, founder of Ginger Betty, whose Owl’s Nest range is a Best Cute Range finalist, having won that award last year with the same range.

Above: Tracey Colliston, founder of Ginger Betty
Above: Tracey Colliston, founder of Ginger Betty

Photographer Ed Crispin, founder of Carpe Lumen, is snap happy: “What great news!; I am delighted to have made it to the finals of The Henries and am looking forward to the awards ceremony very much.”

Above: Ed Crispin in front of his Golden range
Above: Ed Crispin in front of his Golden range

With the Best Service To The Independent Retailer finalists to be announced later week, all winners of The Henries 2022 will be announced at the industry’s big night, a lavish awards event, taking place at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel on Thursday, 6 October, 2022.

The Henries 2022 awards event will be jumpin’, as it takes on an up-tempo 1950s theme this year for the fabulous opportunity for the greeting card community to get together and celebrate its creative excellence as well as its strong sense of camaraderie. To book tickets click here.

www.thehenriesawards.co.uk

Top: A happy Penguin Ink team which has reached the finals in the Best Art category with Flora

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