The Calies 2019 Winners Caught On Camera

A rousing high note of The Calies calendar awards was the presentation of The Calies’ Ambassador Award to Nigel Green, owner of Eight Days A Week, whose ‘start to finish’ calendar print management company is instrumental in the UK production of many leading brands, from Danilo to BrownTrout, Avonside to Pyramid. 

“The only thing that comes close to their love of the calendar industry is their passion for music – in fact we are lucky that The Calies didn’t clash with any notable rock concerts or we might not have had him here,” jested Jakki Brown, joint md of Max Publishing building to the crescendo in the Ambassador Award.

Click on the video below to see the presentation and acceptance of the Ambassador Award.

Building up to reveal the identity of the recipient, Jakki described him as is “the calendar industry’s own rock n roll star and even named his company after one of The Beatles famous songs!”

She described Nigel as “Hugely but quietly influential, who knows everyone in the business and is liked and respected by one and all, as a true gentleman.”

In his acceptance speech, Nigel gave his heartfelt thanks to the many who have shown huge loyalty to him and his business over the last 16 years.

“None of this would have been possible,” Nigel said without their support and friendship, paying special tribute to Laurence Prince (founder of Danilo), Jack Straw (md of BrownTrout), Steve Bicknell (md of Maverick), Mordy Benaiah (director of Pyramid) as well as David Higgins and Rob Paul (directors of Avonside Publishers).

Although all the winners of The Calies were revealed by PG Buzz on the evening of the awards event (Tuesday 19 November), here is the photographic evidence….

Above: Max Publishing’s Warren Lomax (right) felt very honored to present the prestigious Calies’ Calendar. Ambassador 2019 award to Nigel Green, owner of Eight Days A Week.
Above: Max Publishing’s Warren Lomax (right) felt very honored to present the prestigious Calies’ Calendar. Ambassador 2019 award to Nigel Green, owner of Eight Days A Week.
Above: Nigel Green giving an impromptu acceptance speech.
Above: Nigel Green giving an impromptu acceptance speech.

Best Animal Kingdom Calendar  – Deluxe Wildlife Edition Seed Calendar from Seedlings Cards & Gifts

Above: Seedlings Cards & Gifts’ director, Sarah-Jayne Mercer was presented with the trophy by Renz UK’s managing director Iain Bullock.
Above: Seedlings Cards & Gifts’ director, Sarah-Jayne Mercer was presented with the trophy by Renz UK’s managing director Iain Bullock.

Best Corporate (B2B) Animals or the Natural World Calendar – Untamed from Allan & Bertram

Above: Paul Cecil, sales director of Allan & Bertram received the award from Otter House Group’s head of licensing, Martin Rees-Davies.
Above: Paul Cecil, sales director of Allan & Bertram received the award from Otter House Group’s head of licensing, Martin Rees-Davies.

Best Transport Calendar – Haynes Classic from teNeues Calendars

Above: Claire Trigger teNeues Calendars & Stationery’s sales and marketing manager was delighted to be presented with the trophy by Premier Paper Group’s branch sales manager, Martin Chadwick.
Above: Claire Trigger teNeues Calendars & Stationery’s sales and marketing manager was delighted to be presented with the trophy by Premier Paper Group’s branch sales manager, Martin Chadwick.

Best Scenic Calendar – National Trust Seasons from Carousel Calendars

Above: Carousel Calendars’ stock controller, Vicky Duxbury was presented with the trophy by Nigel Green, owner of Eight Days A Week.
Above: Carousel Calendars’ stock controller, Vicky Duxbury was presented with the trophy by Nigel Green, owner of Eight Days A Week.

Best Corporate (B2B) Scenic Calendar – 360 Interactive from Rose Calendars

Above: Elizabeth Rose, marketing manager of Rose Calendars received the award from Danilo’s managing director, Daniel Prince.
Above: Elizabeth Rose, marketing manager of Rose Calendars received the award from Danilo’s managing director, Daniel Prince.

Best Art, Illustration or Design Calendar – Ben Rothery Illustrator Natural History from BrownTrout Publishers

Above: BrownTrout’s creative and licensing manager, Jon Wright was delighted to be presented with the trophy by Calendar Club buyer, Rob Dand.
Above: BrownTrout’s creative and licensing manager, Jon Wright was delighted to be presented with the trophy by Calendar Club buyer, Rob Dand.

Best Corporate (B2B) Contemporary Calendar – Iconic Structures from Rose Calendars

Above: Rose Calendars’ managing director, Michael Rose received the company’s second award of the evening by Earth Island Publishing’s editorial director, Susan Wright.
Above: Rose Calendars’ managing director, Michael Rose received the company’s second award of the evening by Earth Island Publishing’s editorial director, Susan Wright.

Best Charity Calendar – Marine Conservation Society Sea Change from Carousel Calendars

Above: So delighted that the eco-advancements of the calendar’s packaging had been acknowledged, Carousel Calendars’ product and licensing lead, Martin Rees-Davies was all smiles as he received the award from the group marketing director of Premier Paper Group, David Jones.
Above: So delighted that the eco-advancements of the calendar’s packaging had been acknowledged, Carousel Calendars’ product and licensing lead, Martin Rees-Davies was all smiles as he received the award from the group marketing director of Premier Paper Group, David Jones.

Best Corporate (B2B) Special Interest, Bespoke or Humorous Calendar – Maritime Gallery from Allan & Bertram

Above: Allan and Bertram’s managing director, Andrew Bennett received its second trophy of The Calies 2019 by Danilo’s sales director, Angela Anderson.
Above: Allan and Bertram’s managing director, Andrew Bennett received its second trophy of The Calies 2019 by Danilo’s sales director, Angela Anderson.

Best Music, Talent or Sports Calendar – Liverpool FC Collector’s Edition Box Set from Danilo Promotions

Above: The innovative approach of this product (which plays the Liverpool FC anthem when the lid is lifted) wowed the judges. Danilo’s creative director, Martin Carter was very happy indeed to receive the award, presented by managing director of Rose Calendars, Michael Rose.
Above: The innovative approach of this product (which plays the Liverpool FC anthem when the lid is lifted) wowed the judges. Danilo’s creative director, Martin Carter was very happy indeed to receive the award, presented by managing director of Rose Calendars, Michael Rose.

Best Entertainment or Humorous Calendar – Peaky Blinders from Danilo Promotions

Above: Danilo’s head of calendar design, Bradley Green received the award from Calendar Club’s buying manager Becky Salter.
Above: Danilo’s head of calendar design, Bradley Green received the award from Calendar Club’s buying manager Becky Salter.

Best Family Organiser or Planner – The Country Set Family Organiser from Wrendale Designs

Above: A very jubilant Hannah Dale, creative director
Above: A very jubilant Hannah Dale, creative director of Wrendale Designs.

Best Advent Calendar – The Met Toy Shop Pop-Up from Abrams

Above: Abrams and Chronicle Books’ director of special sales, Sharon Gordan collected the award from Avonside Calendars’ managing director, David Higgins.
Above: Abrams and Chronicle Books’ director of special sales, Sharon Gordan collected the award from Avonside Calendars’ managing director, David Higgins.

Best Diary: Generic – One Line A Day from Chronicle Books

Above: Marking a second Calies 2019 award, Abrams & Chronicle Books’ trade sales director, Tabitha Ward was presented with the trophy from Reeve Calendars’ marketing manager, Elizabeth Rose.
Above: Marking a second Calies 2019 award, Abrams & Chronicle Books’ trade sales director, Tabitha Ward was presented with the trophy from Reeve Calendars’ marketing manager, Elizabeth Rose.

Best Diary: Licensed – Blue Planet II from Danilo Promotions

Above: Making it a hat-trick for Danilo Promotions, the company’s licensing director, Dan Grant was delighted to receive the award, presented by Renz’s sales manager, Dermot Callaghan.
Above: Making it a hat-trick for Danilo Promotions, the company’s licensing director, Dan Grant was delighted to receive the award, presented by Renz’s sales manager, Dermot Callaghan.

Best Desk Calendar – Dog Lovers from English Graphics

Above: It is the second year in succession that English Graphics has won this award, that was presented to Terry Wallace by All Trade Printers’ director, Dilu Mukadam.
Above: It is the second year in succession that English Graphics has won this award, that was presented to Terry Wallace by All Trade Printers’ director, Dilu Mukadam.

Top: All The Calies winners with their trophies as well as Max Publishing’s Jakki Brown and Warren Lomax plus host Stuart Goldsmith.

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