The Henries 2020 Award Winners Revealed

The winners of The Henries 2020 Greeting Card Awards were revealed tonight (December 10) at a memorable awards event, which took place virtually, and brought together 700 members of the greeting card community, not just from all around the UK, but from all around the world.

“What a fantastic night. It really did bring everyone all together for a shared evening that celebrated everything that is great about our industry – the fabulous people, the wonderful products, the strong relationships and the tenacious spirit which connects us all,” said Jakki Brown, joint managing director of Max Publishing, which owns and organises The Henries.

Above: Warren Lomax and Jakki Brown congratulated the worthy winners at a virtual awards ceremony.
Above: Warren Lomax and Jakki Brown congratulated the worthy winners at a virtual awards ceremony.

The award winners saw a multitude of greeting card publishers being recognised and rewarded for their creative excellence as well as for their outstanding service. (See below for all winners).

The awards ceremony ended on an emotional high, with the Honorary Achievement Award being presented to Cath Tate, founder of Cath Tate Cards. “What I really wanted to do when I started out 40 years ago, was to change the world – and cards seemed as good a place to start as any!” said Cath in her acceptance speech. Cath also tribute to her customers, her team as well as the support publishers give each other. As she said: “We all want to make sure the industry thrives”.

Above: The Henries 2020 Honorary Achievement Award was presented to a delighted Cath Tate.
Above: The Henries 2020 Honorary Achievement Award was presented to a delighted Cath Tate.

The Henries’ Session Rooms, both pre and post awards ceremony were abuzz with greeting card publishers, retailers, overseas distributors, trade suppliers, agents and artists making the most of the opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues, using the capabilities of the Hopin event platform to chat, congratulate and share the moment.

Above: The Henries 2020 guests enjoyed the virtual session rooms in the lead up to the awards ceremony.
Above: The Henries 2020 guests enjoyed the virtual session rooms in the lead up to the awards ceremony.

The Henries ‘show’ included messages of support from a dozen leading overseas distributors and publishers, but also as this was the 25th anniversary of The Henries, there were some special memories from industry stalwarts who have been to many Henries evenings.

Buyers from John Lewis, Scribbler, Fortnum & Mason, Waterstones,Paperchase, Card Factory, WHSmith, Cardzone, Sainsbury’s, Clintons,Moonpig, RHS and Oliver Bonas, as well as a host of leading small groups (including Between the Lines, House of Cards, Postmark, Gee Tees, Mooch, Zo & Co, 3 Wishes, Baileys and Utility) and an incredible array of independents, scrutinised over 9,000 greeting cards and giftwrappings which were submitted into The Henries 2020 to arrive at the worthy winners.

And here they are…


The Henries Awards 2020 Winners

The Lynn Tait Most Promising Young Designer or Artist Award

Louise Mulgrew, founder and creative director of Louise Mulgrew

Award sponsored by Jehane

 

Henries 2020 WinnersBest Lockdown Range

Gin & Frolics from Rosie Made A Thing

Award sponsored by the GCA

 

Best Art Range

Safari Party from Louise Mulgrew

Award sponsored by Abbotprint

 

Best Wholesale Range

Isabel’s Garden from Simon Elvin

Award sponsored by LB Warehousing

 

Best Licensed Range

Emma Bridgewater from Woodmansterne Publications

Award sponsored by Skylight Media

 

Best Humorous Range

Gin & Frolics from Rosie Made A Thing

Award sponsored by Enveco

 

Best Children’s Range

Hoopla from Paper Salad

Award sponsored by Loxleys

 

Best Relations and/or Occasions Range

Hey Fresco from Wendy Jones-Blackett

Award sponsored by Fedrigoni

 

Best Male Range

Elle Bleu from Belly Button Designs

Award sponsored by Aspin

 

Best Handmade or Hand-Finished Range

Diamond Blush from Five Dollar Shake

Award sponsored by EBB Paper

 

Best Photographic Range

Landscape Photographer of The Year from UK Greetings

Award sponsored by Spring Fair and Autumn Fair

 

Best Traditional Words and Sentiments Range

Cherished from Cherry Orchard Publishing

Award sponsored by Foilco

 

Best Giftwrappings Range

Paper Salad from Glick

Award sponsored by PG Live

 

Best Contemporary Words and Sentiments Range

Words of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery

Award sponsored by The Imaging Centre

 

Best Cute Range

Opal from Woodmansterne Publications

Award sponsored by Alpha Colour Printers

 

Best Contemporary Trend Range

Treasures from Raspberry Blossom

Award sponsored by Loxleys Digital

 

Best Christmas Counter Range

Christmas Decoration Cards from Jessica Hogarth

Award sponsored by Windles Group

 

Best Christmas Box or Pack Collection

Luxury Boxes from The Art File

Award sponsored by Gould Paper Sales UK

 

Best Spring Seasons Range

Ohh Deer Father’s Day from Ohh Deer

Award sponsored by GF Smith

 

The Henry Cole Classic Award

Virtual Safari from Emotional Rescue

Award sponsored by The Sherwood Group

 

Best Service to the Independent Retailer – Bronze Winner

UK Greetings

Award sponsored by Herbert Walkers

 

Best Service to the Independent Retailer – Silver Winner

Woodmansterne Publications

Award sponsored by Herbert Walkers

 

Best Service to the Independent Retailer – Gold Winner

IC&G

Award sponsored by Herbert Walkers

 

Honorary Achievement Award

Cath Tate

Award sponsored by UK Envelope Centre

 

All winners will be featured on The Henries website from tomorrow. (www.thehenrieswards.co.uk)

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