THE BEST IN UK RETAIL ARE CROWNED AT THE GREATS

This year’s Greats awards held at Grosvenor House on May 15 attracted hundreds of guests to including the cream of gift retail, leading gift suppliers, trade show organisers and gift industry reps and agents – to see the winners crowned at The Greats Awards 2019, organised by leading giftware trade magazine Progressive Gifts & Home. 

Taking A Walk On The Wild Side as its theme, it was certainly a fabulous occasion, with everyone enjoying a magnificent lunch, created by the chefs at the Grosvenor House, along with stand-up comedy from comedian and Greats compere Henry Paker.

“Despite the challenges that retail throws at independents and multiples year after year, the best continue to rise to the challenge and it is these ‘greatest of the great’ gift retailers that we were delighted to recognise and reward this afternoon,” stated Sue Marks, editor of Progressive Gifts & Home and GiftsandHome.net.

Special mentions go out to our vice chairman Henri Davis who won the honorary achievement award, presented by CEO Sarah Ward as well as two companies on The Giftware Associations table, Papillio at Heritage who won the best non-specialist retailer of gifts and Mooch for best independent gift retailer of the year – Best newcomer Midlands, North and Scotland

A huge congratulations to all the winners which you can find below

The 2019 Greats Awards winners are:

Retail Employee of the Year 2019

Beverley Yates, shop manager, Maddison, Harborne

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – London (inside M25)

The Present, Barnet

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – Home Counties, South and South East

Etcetera, Hitchin

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – East Anglia

Loft & Spires, Bury St Edmunds

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – Midlands and Wales

Joco Interiors, Nuneaton

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – North and Northern Ireland

Williams of Audlem, Audlem

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – South West

Jo Amor, Tiverton

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – Scotland

Spirito, Glasgow

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – Best Newcomer South & Wales

Highworth Emporium, Highworth

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year – Best Newcomer Midlands, North and Scotland

Mooch on St Giles Street and Mooch Bell, Northampton

Best Specialist Multiple Gift Retailer

Between The Lines

Best Department Store Retailer of Gifts

John Lewis & Partners

Best Non-Specialist Retailer of Gifts

Papilio at Heritage, Thornbury

Best Lifestyle Or Homewares Retailer Of Gifts 

The Emporium, Clitheroe

Best Gift Retailer Of Jewellery & Fashion Accessories

Bijouled, Harrogate

Best Garden Centre Retailer of Gifts

Garsons, Esher & Titchfield

Best Museum Or Visitor Attraction Gift Shop

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas

Best In-Store Or Window Display

Pure Inspiration, Ramsey

Best Online Or  Mail Order Gift Retailer

Oliver Bonas

Best Retailer Initiative

Feathering Your Nest, Rayleigh For its Angel Wings window

Best Service To The Independent Retailer, Bronze Award Winner

Enesco

Best Service to the Independent Retailer, Silver Award Winner

Widdop and Co

Best Service to the Independent Retailer, Gold Award Winner

Joe Davies

Honorary Achievement Award, Winner 2019

Henri Davis

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