Following the announcement by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday (June 14), The Retas 2021 greeting card retailer awards are moving to a new date – Tuesday 16 November 2021 – and will go ahead as a physical event.
The Retas awards event, which this year takes on a Finery of Greenery theme, will be staged in the Ballroom of JW Marriott Grosvenor House hotel on London’s Park Lane, in its traditional lunchtime slot. (The event was initially planned to take place on July 14).
Commenting, Jakki Brown, joint md of Max Publishing which owns and organises The Retas, said: “Three weeks ago we really believed we were home and dry with the date for The Retas this year. The Prime Minister’s recent announcement confirmed however that it would be impossible to run the awards as a physical event in our planned July time slot, so in order to ensure that it could go ahead as a wonderful networking celebration of the UK’s best greeting card retailers, we have pushed it forward four months into very safe territory.”
The finalists of The Retas were announced a few weeks ago. https://www.pgbuzz.net/the-retas-2021-finalists-have-been-announced/
The Retas 2021 already has a strong roster of sponsors, leading companies, who are all committed to rewarding retailing expertise. These currently include The Art File, Belly Button Designs, Carte Blanche Greetings, Cath Tate Cards, Danilo, Hallmark, Ohh Deer, Ling Design, Paper Salad, Paperlink, Pigment Productions, Progressive Greetings Live, Second Nature, Sensations, UK Greetings, Wendy Jones-Blackett and Woodmansterne Publications.
“We can’t thank our sponsors enough for their continued support for The Retas and look forward to welcoming everyone to the Grosvenor House Hotel in November. It has been a long and gruelling road for us all, but The Retas 2021 awards event in November really will bring us altogether to celebrate greeting card retailers right across the spectrum,” commented Warren Lomax, joint managing director of Max Publishing.
To see some happy reactions from retailers finding out they are in the finals…
Tickets and tables to The Retas 2021 can be bought online via www.max-subscriptions.net or by contacting The Retas’ awards organiser, Clare Hollick of Createvents on 01183 340085 or by emailing her on firstname.lastname@example.org.