The Retas 2020 Awards Event To Move To November

It has been confirmed today (April 2) that The Retas greeting card retailer awards event will now take place on Wednesday 11 November 2020, having been postponed from the original date of Wednesday 8 July 2020.

The popular afternoon industry event, which shines the spotlight on the best UK greeting card retailers of the last year, will take place in the Ballroom of the Grosvenor House Hotel, as originally planned.

Commenting, Jakki Brown, joint managing director of Max Publishing said: “While the vast majority of the UK’s greeting card retailers are closed temporarily as part of the nation’s effort to curb the spread of the pandemic, it would be a great shame to miss out on applauding and acknowledging the strength of so many of our sectors great retailers. By moving The Retas awards event to November will mean the industry can look forward to celebrating together.”

Above: The entry form has been updated showing that retailers now have until August 11 to enter The Retas 2020.
Above: The entry form has been updated showing that retailers now have until August 11 to enter The Retas 2020.

While all entries and nominations received are still valid, the entry deadline has been extended until August 11. A revised entry form for retailers is now available to download from the website (www.theretasawards.co.uk/), while entries can also been made by email. Retailers should email their submissions to Jakki Brown on jakkib@max-publishing.co.uk

The finalists will be announced in September with a full list published in the October edition of Progressive Greetings.

Above: The 2019 Retas’ winners and organisers on stage at last year’s Frida Kahlo-themed event.
Above: The 2019 Retas’ winners and organisers on stage at last year’s Frida Kahlo-themed event.

The date shift has received the full backing of The Retas 2020 sponsors, an impressive bunch of leading names who are totally committed to supporting greeting card retailers. These currently include The Art File, Belly Button Designs, Cath Tate Cards, Danilo, Glick, Hallmark, Ling Design, Nigel Quiney Publications, Ohh Deer, Paperlink, Pigment, Progressive Greetings Live, Second Nature, Sensations/Xpress Yourself, Santoro, UK Greetings, Wendy Jones-Blackett and Woodmansterne.

Above: Which retailers’ names will be on The Retas’ trophies this year?
Above: Which retailers’ names will be on The Retas’ trophies this year?

For full details on The Retas 2020 head to the website (www.theretasawards.co.uk), where you can book your tickets online on Max-Tickets.net or by contacting Clare Hollick on 0118 334 0085 or email her on clare@createvents.co.uk

Top: The Retas 2020 event will now take place on November 11.

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