Retailers have fortnight to enter The Retas

Closing deadline for greeting card retailer awards is 14 April

 

If you’re a great greeting card retailer, then shout about it! We know there are so many of you out there and we want to hear from you before The Retas 2023 awards closing deadline of Friday, 14 April.

Above: The 2022 winners had a great time – we’re looking forward to celebrating this year’s awards
Above: The 2022 winners had a great time – we’re looking forward to celebrating this year’s awards

The only awards that celebrate greeting card retailing in the UK, The Retas are now in their 19th year of shining the spotlight on retailers in all their forms – the best indies and multiple specialists across the country, along with those who stock cards alongside their other main offerings, as well as the retail employees who’ve gone the extra mile.

Above: The Retas entry form
Above: The Retas entry form

Please don’t be shy – retailers can enter themselves to be in with a chance of gaining the fame, morale boost and sense of price that winning a Retas’ trophy engenders in your whole team and customers.

Progressive Greetings’ Jakki Brown said: “With all the horrid happenings around the world, it’s important to recognise and celebrate the good things in our lives, both on a personal and business front – and The Retas very much form part of that.

“We’re looking for retail contenders for all the award categories, from brand new shops to long established players, who have demonstrated true ingenuity and a commitment to engage with their customers, over-delivering on product selection, retailing environment and customer service in the last year.”

The Retas entry form is on the awards website, but can also be downloaded here.

Above: The entry form and all details about The Retas event are on the website
Above: The entry form and all details about The Retas event are on the website

All Retas 2023 winners will be announced at a fabulous awards lunch and afternoon event to be held on Thursday, 6 July in the Ballroom of the Grosvenor House Hotel which this year will take on a Van Gogh-esque theme, to tie in with the Amsterdam Museum’s 50th anniversary.

To mark the occasion, The Retas 2023 has a very strong roster of sponsors, including AfroTouch Design, The Art File, Belly Button Designs, Carte Blanche Group, Cath Tate Cards, Danilo, GBCC, Hallmark, Ling Design, Lucilla Lavender, Meraki, Museums & Galleries, Ohh Deer, Paperlink, Paper Salad, Pigment, Progressive Greetings Live, Rosie Made A Thing, Sensations/Express Yourself, Spring Fair/Autumn Fair, UK Greetings, W Select, and Woodmansterne Publications.

Above & top: Who will win this year’s Greeting Card Retailer Of The Year? House of Cards’ Nigel Williamson and Miles Robinson, 2022 winners of this award
Above & top: Who will win this year’s Greeting Card Retailer Of The Year? House of Cards’ Nigel Williamson and Miles Robinson, 2022 winners of this award

“Despite many ongoing challenges, from the postal strikes to cost increases, so many greeting card retailers really have pulled out the stops with their product selection, customer engagement and marketing initiatives and so deserve to have this recognised – The Retas 2023 awards promise to do just that,” commented Warren Lomax, chairman of Max Publishing, which owns and organises The Retas.

To be among the UK’s best greetings retailers as well as some great card publishers, book your ticket online via Max-Tickets.net or contact The Retas’ awards manager Clare Hollickdirector of Createvents, on 0118 334 0085 or email clare@createvents.co.uk.

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