The greeting card publisher finalists in the Best Service to the Independent Retailer award in The Henries 2018 have been revealed today (August 2).
“We had an incredible response to the Best Service poll this year,” confirmed Warren Lomax, joint managing director of Max Publishing, which organises The Henries, the industry’s most prestigious accolades for greeting card publishers. “With service ever high on the agenda for independent card retailers, knowing that they have card publisher suppliers upon whom they can rely for a swift, efficient and accurate deliveries, as well as a friendly face from their sales teams, and responsive back up staff in case of queries, is paramount.”
The Best Service to the Independent Retailer 2018 Finalists
As in previous years, there is a Bronze, Silver and Gold trophy for this award category. The ‘dynamic dozen’ publishers who are all contenders for this award are listed below in alphabetical order.
Cherry Orchard Publishing
Nigel Quiney Publications
Words ‘n’ Wishes
The winners of the Bronze, Silver and Gold trophies for this important award category will not be revealed until The Henries 2018 awards event, the industry’s ‘big night’, which this year takes place on Thursday 4 October at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London.
Many other publishers are clearly pulling out the stops on the service front too and ranked highly in indies’ eyes. The companies who just missed out on making the finals in this award category this year, but are in the Top 30 companies who provide the best service to indies are listed below (in their ranking position).
Other serious contenders (in 13th to 30th position):
13th Ling Design
14th Tracks Publishing
15th Rosie Made a Thing
16th Belly Button Designs
17th Dandelion Stationery
18th Wendy Jones-Blackett
19th The Art File
20th Paper Rose
21st Hallmark Cards
22nd Abacus Cards
23rd Carte Blanche Greetings Group
24th Rachel Ellen Designs
25th Five Dollar Shake
26th The Great British Card Company (GBCC)
27th Stop the Clock Design
28th Ohh Deer
29th Think Of Me
30th Blue Eyed Sun
The finalists of The Henries’ product categories will be announced in the next 24 hours on PG Buzz and will appear in all their glory in the September edition of Progressive Greetings.
To join the industry at The Henries 2018, which this year will be on an 1980s Electric Dreams theme, book your tickets with Clare Davies on 01183 340085 or firstname.lastname@example.org.