The Henries Best Service finalists revealed

Record votes from indies nominating publishers on service front


Independent retailers have voted in their droves, keen to share which publishers have pulled out the stops on the service front for them over the last year, to arrive at the finalists for the hotly-contested Henries’ Best Service To The Independent Retailer Award 2023.

The nomination process involved asking 1,750 independent greeting card retailers to submit their votes in a confidential online survey for the top three card publishers they feel have provided them with the best service over the past 12 months.

“Independent retailers well know how crucial it is to provide a wonderful service to their customers but, to be able to do so, they in turn need to know they can rely on fabulous service from their card publisher suppliers,” commented Warren Lomax, director of Max Publishing, which owns and organises The Henries Awards.

“The engagement level from indies to this year’s survey hit new heights, testament to the importance retailers place on seeing that these publisher service heroes receive their just rewards.”

Without further ado, in alphabetical order The Henries 2023 Best Service To The Independent Retailer finalists are:

PrintAbacus Cards

Alljoy Design

Dandelion Stationery

International Cards & Gifts (IC&G)

Noel Tatt

Ohh Deer



The Art File

UK Greetings (UKG)

Woodmansterne Publications

Words ’n’ Wishes

As in previous years there will be three trophies – Bronze, Silver and Gold – for the Best Service To The Independent Retailer category which will be announced along with all winners of The Henries 2023 at a lavish awards event, the industry’s big night.

The Best Service To The Independent Retailer award is sponsored by the Cardgains buying group. And nominations were sought over the past month from 1,750 independent card retailers, both Cardgains members as well as non-members, for this award.

The Henries 2023 Awards event takes place at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel on Thursday, 5 October, and will have a lively Mardi Gras carnival theme this year.

To book tickets click here – it will be a fabulous opportunity for the greeting card community to get together and celebrate its creative excellence as well as its strong sense of camaraderie.

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