Independent retailers were not backwards in coming forwards to cast their votes for which greeting card publishers they really believe have pulled out the stops on the service front over the last year to arrive at the finalists for the hotly contested Henries’ Best Service to the Independent Retailer Award 2021.
“The last year has been a truly challenging one and for indie retailers being able to rely on a good service from their suppliers has been a top priority both during the lockdowns as well as now as we journey back to normality,” explained Warren Lomax, joint md of Max Publishing, which owns and organises The Henries greeting card industry awards. “We were inundated with indies pledging their votes for this year’s Best Service award contenders, ever grateful of the lengths some publishers have gone to over the last 12 months.”
The nomination process asked 2,000 independent greeting card retailers to submit their votes for the three card publishers they feel have offered them the best service over the last year.
The Henries 2021 Best Service to the Independent Retailer Finalists are:
(Companies are listed alphabetically)
The Art File
International Cards & Gifts
Nigel Quiney Publications
Words ‘n’ Wishes
As in previous years there will be three trophies – a Bronze, Silver and Gold – for the Best Service to the Independent Retailer category in The Henries 2021.
Other publishers who were ranked highly on the service front by retailers in the nominations, but just missed out on making it into the finals, are (shown in order of the votes):
11th. Museums and Galleries/Mint Publishing
12th. Five Dollar Shake
13th. Belly Button Designs
14th. Pigment Productions
15th. Cherry Orchard Publishing
16th. Wendy Jones-Blackett
17th. Caroline Gardner
19th. Rosie Made a Thing
20th. Dandelion Stationery
The winners of this award category as well as all the product award categories, The Lynn Tait Most Promising Young Designer as well as Honorary Achievement recipient will be unveiled at a Boogie Wonderland-themed awards extravaganza on Thursday 7 October, which will take place at The Royal Lancaster Hotel, London – and will be hosted by none other than the marvellous Tom Allen.
Tickets and tables for The Henries 2021 can be reserved quickly and securely online by visiting Max-Tickets.net or by contacting Clare Hollick of Createvents via email: email@example.com or phone: +44 (0)1183 340085.
The Henries Awards 2021 have the strong backing of major names in the industry as official sponsors. These currently include Alpha Colour, EBB Elliott, Baxter, Fedrigoni, Foilco, GCA, GF Smith, Gould, Herbert Walkers, The Imaging Centre, LB Warehousing, Loxleys, Postmark, PG Live, Sherwood Group, Skeet Print, UK Envelopes and Windles.
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Top: There will be three trophies for the Best Service to the Independent Retailer category – a Bronze, Silver and the ultimate Gold.