The Henries 2017 Winners Are Announced

The winners of The Henries 2017 greeting card industry awards were announced this evening (Thursday 5 October) at a lavish awards event, held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, hosted by comedian John Robins.

The lavish awards event, which this year took on a Parisian theme, was attended by over 600 members of the greeting card community who shared in the joy as the publishers of the UK’s most innovative greeting card ranges and suppliers who had gone the extra mile on service made their way to the stage to collect their impressive trophies.


Organised by Progressive Greetings, The Henries are accepted as the ultimate accolades in the greeting card industry.

Welcoming guests, Warren Lomax, joint managing director of Max Publishing said: “The Parisians are known for many attributes that are synonymous with the greeting card industry. Namely style, panache, elegance, individuality and that elusive ‘Je ne sais quoi.

We in the UK greeting card industry have all of this in abundance. Plus, Paris, the city of love and romance, has soul and feeling, two key attributes of our great industry.”

The grand finale was the presentation of Honorary Achievement Award, which was presented to Second Nature’s Rod and Trevor Schragger.

Introducing this prestigious award, PG’s editor Jakki Brown said: “Over the last 30 years they have constantly reinvented the products they produce, creating stalwart ranges that stand the test of time, both in the UK and every corner of the world.”

The Winners 2017

The Lynn Tait Most Promising Young Designer or Artist Award

Louise Tiler

Best Children’s Range

Animal Magic from Janie Wilson

Best Christmas Counter Range

Christmas Edged In Gold from Five Dollar Shake

Best Christmas Box or Pack

Paloma Christmas Box from Belly Button Designs

Best Traditional Words & Sentiments Range

Heart Story from Hallmark

Best Contemporary Words & Sentiments Range

Every Picture from Icon

Best Contemporary Trend Range

Flair from Hotchpotch

Best Handmade or Hand-Finished Range

Magic Box from Forever Cards

Best Photographic Range

B&W Photo from The Proper Mail Company

Best Humorous Range

Cloud Nine from Redback Cards

Best Art Range

Jungle Tumble from Louise Mulgrew Designs

Best Licensed Range

Ladybird Books for Grown-ups from Danilo

Best Giftwrappings Range

Stephanie Dyment from Glick

Best Male Range

Geronimo from The Art File

Best Wholesale Range

Ritzy from Simon Elvin

Best Relations or Occasions Range

Postco from Lagom

Best Spring Seasons Range

All My Love Valentine’s from Stop The Clock Design

Best Cute Range

Stripey Dogs from Stripey Cats

The Henry Cole Classic Award

Pizazz from Nigel Quiney Publications

Best Service To The Independent Retailer

Bronze WinnerUK Greetings

Best Service To The Independent Retailer

Silver Winner – Noel Tatt

Best Service To The Independent Retailer

Gold Winner – IC&G

Honorary Achievement Awards

Rod Schragger and Trevor Schragger

Second Nature


All photos from The Henries 2017 will appear on the website over the next few days. 


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