The Henries Love Keeps Flowing

“The sun is shining, I’m on my hols with my family in Cornwall and today also happens to be my birthday – it couldn’t get more perfect… until, holy cow flaps, is that an email telling me I’m a Henries finalist!?!?!?! exclaimed Danielle Rogers, founder of Popsy & Plum about how she felt having discovered her Daddy Made Me Do It range is in the finals of The Henries 2021 greeting card awards. “I honestly couldn’t feel more happy, proud or emotional than I do right now. To be a finalist alongside such established and amazingly talented publishers is a dream come true. I am truly grateful to everyone involved – thank you so much for all your support,” adds Danielle, just one of the many happy publishers right now!

Above: Danielle Rogers with one of her fave fans.
Above: Danielle Rogers with one of her fave fans.

Lap up the joy from some more of them…

Hannah Marchant, founder of Hannah Marchant

“I am truly thrilled to be a finalist for the The Lynn Tait Most Promising Young Designer or Artist award!

With all the amazing talent in the greeting card world, I never thought I would ever get close.

A big thank you to everyone who voted for me – I’m super excited to join in with October celebrations!”

Above and top: Hannah Marchant fully deserves to wear a ‘very clever person’ hat.
Above and top: Hannah Marchant fully deserves to wear a ‘very clever person’ hat.

Wendy Jones-Blackett, co-owner of Wendy Jones-Blackett

“BLOODY AMAZING!!”

Above: Wendy Jones-Blackett with colleague Jacqui Godlove at the recent PG Live.
Above: Wendy Jones-Blackett with colleague Jacqui Godlove at the recent PG Live.

Sophie Bylina, administration and relationships manager of the Mint Group

“We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for the Henry Cole Classic award. Knit & Purl is an iconic range that continues to evolve, but has always kept its (knitted) DNA. It’s as fun to make the cards as it is to receive them and we’re proud that the range has stood the test of time – and continues to grow!”

Above: Debbie Williams, co-owner of Mint Group in knitting mode.
Above: Debbie Williams, co-owner of Mint Group in knitting mode.

Laura Sherratt, founder of Laura Sherratt Design

“We are super proud and absolutely thrilled to be a Henries award finalist!!!! Thank you to the judges and good luck to our industry friends!!!!!!!! See you all at the award ceremony.”

Hear it from Laura herself

James Mace, sales and marketing manager of The Art File

“OMGGGGG we’ve been shortlisted for NINE!!!!!!”

Above: James Mace celebrating with Maia.
Above: James Mace celebrating with Maia.

Jessica Hogarth, founder of Jessica Hogarth

“I was shocked but elated to be shortlisted for the Most Promising Young Designer award. I have worked harder than ever on my business over the last year and it feels great to be in the running for an award for my design work. I can’t wait to see everyone and celebrate our wonderful industry in October.”

Above: Jess with partner (in life and business), Phil Hammill.
Above: Jess with partner (in life and business), Phil Hammill.

Hannah and Jack Dale, co-owners of Wrendale Designs

“We’re delighted to hear the news that we have made it into the finals for the Henries awards 2021 in three of the categories. We’re particularly excited about the Henry Cole Classic award, recognising greeting card collections that have stood the test of time. Our ‘Country Set’ range which has been shortlisted first launched in 2012 and continues to be our most popular collection with almost every new animal design first appearing here before being featured on other stationery and homeware items in our ranges. We’re so looking forward to attending the awards event!”

Above: Hannah and Jack Dale are delighted to be in the finals.
Above: Hannah and Jack Dale are delighted to be in the finals.

Onneke Nortcote-Green, founder of Onneke

“I am so excited to be a finalist in the Henries, and that is a bit of an understatement! I am so thrilled to be a finalist in the Best Art Range – it brings some much needed excitement after a difficult year for small businesses. Thank you very much!

I am an independent card designer and publisher and relatively new to the greeting card world. All my cards feature hand drawn stylised images of landscapes and coastal scenes. I worked on my Vitamin Sea collection during the last lockdown. Being lucky enough to live close to the sea I wanted to share my love for the coast by making a range that evokes the sights, scenes and memories of the perfect seaside day.”

Above: Onneke with some of her Vitamin Sea designs.
Above: Onneke with some of her Vitamin Sea designs.

Ben Hickman, co-owner of Brainbox Candy

“Wooo Hooooo!”

Sara Burford and Sarah Fitzgerald, co-owners of Cinnamon Aitch

“Delighted, excited, honoured and humbled to be nominated for a prestigious Henries award. It’s great to be recognised in the extremely competitive world of greeting cards alongside such fantastic fellow nominees by such an esteemed collection of judges!”

Above: Sara and Sarah celebrating!
Above: Sara and Sarah celebrating!

Michelle Hindle, head of sales of Belly Button Designs

“That’s fantastic news, we are so excited to be nominated and looking forward to the event.”

Pete Rawlingson and Clive Rubin, co-owners of Out of the Blue Studios

“We are delighted and proud to be nominated for the Best Wholesale Range award for our Everyday In-Stock Range, and great credit to our fantastic customers and their retailers who keep supporting our range, and of course to our fantastic design team for producing and developing our ever evolving collection!”

Above: Pete and Clive are all smiles!
Above: Pete and Clive are all smiles!

Tracey Colliston, founder of Ginger Betty

“I’m absolutely over the moon that Ginger Betty has reached the finals at The Henries awards! I’m just so happy!”

Above: It’s a cheers from Tracey!
Above: It’s a cheers from Tracey!

Rani Moochhala, founder of Paper Mirchi

“I am totally over the moon to be nominated as a finalist in the Best Gift Wrappings category. It’s so good to see that there’s a real place in the market for handmade and artisan ranges. Massive thank you to all the judges and good luck to all fellow finalists!”

Above: Rani is delighted to be in the finals.
Above: Rani is delighted to be in the finals.

Tony Cottrell, studio manager of Words ‘n’ Wishes

“We’re all thrilled with the news that we’ve been recognised as a Henries finalist once again for our range Moments In Time. It’s really nice to get some recognition for all the work that goes into creating this lovely range.”

Liz Ellis, studio manager of Abacus Cards

“We’re a finalist!  It was so great to return from holiday to the news. We’re absolutely delighted and super proud that the BBC Countryfile range has been nominated for Best Photographic Range in this year’s Henries Awards! A huge thank you to everyone that voted for us. Roll on The Henries!”

Above: Liz (left) and the Abacus team are super proud that its BBC Countryfile range was a hit with the judges.
Above: Liz (left) and the Abacus team are super proud that its BBC Countryfile range was a hit with the judges.

To see the full list of contenders in The Henries 2021 product awards as well as The Lynn Tate Most Promising Young Designer that was announced on PG Buzz recently, click here.

And you can read some other ‘whoops of joy’ reactions here

The winners of all the awards categories will be unveiled  at a Boogie Wonderland-themed awards extravaganza on Thursday 7 October, which will take place at The Royal Lancaster HotelLondon – 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: clare@createvents.co.uk 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 ColourEBB ElliottBaxterFedrigoniFoilcoGCAGF SmithGouldHerbert WalkersThe Imaging CentreLB Warehousing, LoxleysPostmarkPG LiveSherwood GroupSkeet PrintUK Envelopes and Windles.

www.thehenriesawards.co.uk | #Henries21

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