Re-live The Retas 2018

This time last week there was all to play for – England was on the cusp of its World Cup semi-final match against Croatia and the UK’s top greeting card retailers were on tenterhooks as to who would win the coveted trophies at The Retas greeting card awards event.

While England’s hopes of ultimate victory were dashed over in Russia, it was celebrations all round in The Dorchester Hotel on Wednesday July 11 as the greeting card community cheered and applauded as the cream of British card retailers made their way to the stage to collect their Retas accolade.

All photos from The Retas are now available to view (and download) – click here.

If you missed out on seeing the winners of The Retas click here to see the announcement on PG Buzz.

PG Buzz shares a flavour pictorially of The Retas 2018 fabulous event, which this year was on an Into the Blue oceanic theme.

Over 400 members of the greeting card community attended The Retas, which took place at The Dorchester last Wednesday (July 11).
Over 400 members of the greeting card community attended The Retas, which took place at The Dorchester last Wednesday (July 11).
The PG team in the swim of the Into the Blue oceanic theme of The Retas! (Left-right) Gale Astley, Jakki Brown, Warren Lomax and Ian Hyder with MC Robert Persell in The Dorchester Ballroom.
The PG team in the swim of the Into the Blue oceanic theme of The Retas! (Left-right) Gale Astley, Jakki Brown, Warren Lomax and Ian Hyder with MC Robert Persell in The Dorchester Ballroom.
Comedian Tania Edwards, a self-confessed “greeting card and stationery obsessive’ hosted the awards event.
Comedian Tania Edwards, a self-confessed “greeting card and stationery obsessive’ hosted the awards event.
The Retas was (right) Chris Houfe’s first official outing since becoming joint md of Emotional Rescue. Pictured here with the publisher’s other joint md Martin Nevin and WHSmith card buyer Claire Castle.
The Retas was (right) Chris Houfe’s first official outing since becoming joint md of Emotional Rescue. Pictured here with the publisher’s other joint md Martin Nevin and WHSmith card buyer Claire Castle.
Publishers and retailers united at The Retas! (Left-right) The Card Shop of Norwich, IC&G and Gee Tees in a great team photo.
Publishers and retailers united at The Retas! (Left-right) The Card Shop of Norwich, IC&G and Gee Tees in a great team photo.
Klondyke/Strikes’ Kerri Sorbi (left) and colleague Karen Ross with Noel Tatt’s Lee Hartley.
Klondyke/Strikes’ Kerri Sorbi (left) and colleague Karen Ross with Noel Tatt’s Lee Hartley.
The Retas raffle, which was drawn by the GCA ceo Sharon Little and Simon Elvin, founder of the Simon Elvin group, raised well over £4,000 for The Light Fund charity.
The Retas raffle, which was drawn by the GCA ceo Sharon Little and Simon Elvin, founder of the Simon Elvin group, raised well over £4,000 for The Light Fund charity.
All the winners took to the stage with their trophies.
All the winners took to the stage with their trophies.
It was a double win for the Paperchase team, as the retail chain won both Best Specialist Greeting Card Retailer and the Greeting Card Retailer of the Year award.
It was a double win for the Paperchase team, as the retail chain won both Best Specialist Greeting Card Retailer and the Greeting Card Retailer of the Year award.
Robert Petrie, his wife Caroline and daughter Lorna of Orkney-based Kairds were well attired for the event – and were delighted to win the Best Independent Retailer – Scotland award!
Robert Petrie, his wife Caroline and daughter Lorna of Orkney-based Kairds were well attired for the event – and were delighted to win the Best Independent Retailer – Scotland award!
Fenwicks of Newcastle buyers Emma Davies (right) and Abigail Ball with the gorgeous Retas goody bags everyone received.
Fenwicks of Newcastle buyers Emma Davies (right) and Abigail Ball with the gorgeous Retas goody bags everyone received.
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