The Greats Gift Retail Awards 2020 - The Finalists


RETAIL EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR 2020
Ella Bradbury, shop manager, Forget Me Not, Stubbington
Rita Huston, manager, Paprika, Chippenham
Alex Kirkham, manager, The Barn at The Hollies
Ellie Kennedy-Walker, manager, Hand Picked by Henrietta, Chapel-En-Le-Frith
Gina Pratt, sales advisor and assistant merchandiser, Orange Tree, Darts Farm, Topsham
Touhi Prime, area manager, Lark London
 
INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR – LONDON (INSIDE M25)
The Indigo Tree, Streatham and Crystal Palace
InSpitalfields, Spitalfields Market
Northwood Cards and Gifts, Northwood
The Ark, Stoke Newington
Temptation, Temple Fortune
W. A. Green, Shoreditch
 
INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR – HOME COUNTIES, SOUTH & SOUTH EAST
All About Rose, Thame
Alligator Pear, Tadworth
Bay Tree Gifts, West Wickham
Five and Dime, Hertford
Metalyka, Stony Stratford and Leighton Buzzard
Zest, Crowborough
 
INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR – EAST ANGLIA
Abigails Lifestyle, Ingatestone
Ark, Cambridge
Amore, Woodbridge
Bells of Suffolk, Bungay
Buy The Light, Bury St Edmunds
Little Boat Gifts, Brightlingsea
 
INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR – MIDLANDS & WALES
The Celtic Company, Welshpool
Chi Chi Gifts, Lickey
Ian Snow, Machynlleth 
Joco, Nuneaton
MOOCH, Olney, St Giles Street, and Towcester (concession: Bell)
Wonder Stuff, Treorchy
 
INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR – SOUTH WEST
The Cats Whiskers, Bishops Cleeve; Polkadot, Keynsham
Cilla and Camilla, Beaminster, Bridport, Sherborne
Highworth Emporium, Highworth
Lulu Loves, Stubbington
Paprika, Bath and Chippenham
Swagger, Chipping Sodbury
 
INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR – NORTH & NORTHERN IRELAND
Brian Hunter, Limavady
Hand Picked By Henrietta, Chapel-En-Le-Frith
Hares & Graces, Hull
Kemps General Store, Malton and Whitby
Pure Inspiration, Ramsey
Within Reason, Sheffield
 
INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR – SCOTLAND
Ewe & Me + Ewe Too, Grantown on Spey
The Keekin’ Glass, Prestwick
The Old School Beauly, Beauly
Liquorice Tree Gifts, Glasgow
Pippin, Edinburgh
Starlings, Kirkwall
 
BEST NEWCOMER: SOUTH & WALES
Bill & Berts, Colchester
Ginger Nut, Lynton
HOLD, Brighton
Oliver’s Brighton, Brighton
Sunshine & Snow, Bideford
Raven Lifestyle, Tavistock
 
BEST NEWCOMER: MIDLANDS, NORTH & SCOTLAND
The Bean Hive, Kettering
The Dotty House, Gateshead
For The Love Of The North, Whitley Bay
Giftilicious with Thorntons, Nuneaton
Peony Lane Interiors, Wombourne
The Wild Ginger, Ansdell
 
BEST SPECIALIST MULTIPLE GIFT RETAILER
Between The Lines (15 stores)
Brocante (4 stores)
Gifted (4 stores)
Lark (5 stores)
Smart Ideas (7 stores)
Utility (4 stores)
 
BEST NON-SPECIALIST RETAILER OF GIFTS
Brodie Countryfare, Brodie
The Hollies, Little Budworth
La Cookshop, Seaton Burn
Lanerscost Tea Room, Abbey Farm,  Brampton
Loch Levens Larder, Kinross
Overton Gallery, Overton
 
BEST DEPARTMENT STORE RETAILER OF GIFTS
Atkinsons of Sheffield, Sheffield
Barkers Home, Northallerton
John Lewis & Partners
One Forty, Cranleigh
Selfridges, London
Strickland & Holt
 
BEST GIFT RETAILER OF JEWELLERY & FASHION ACCESSORIES
Bay Tree Gifts, Wickham
Bijou, Buckie
Greenwood & Co., Saintfield
Jewel, St Andrews
Medusa Gems, Southport
MiMi, Hartley Wintney and Wokingham
 
BEST LIFESTYLE OR HOMEWARES RETAILER OF GIFTS
Daisy Lanes, Rayleigh
Dear Grace, Colchester
The Emporium Interiors, Clitheroe
Orange Tree, Darts Farm, Topsham
Skinny Whistle, Quorn
White Rhino, Hastings
 
BEST GARDEN CENTRE RETAILER OF GIFTS
Bernaville Nurseries, Cowley Bridge
Blue Diamond Group
Klondyke Group
Longacres Group
Ruxley Manor Garden Centre, Sidcup
Smith’s Garden Centre, New Denham
 
BEST MUSEUMS OR VISITOR ATTRACTION GIFT SHOP
Kew Garden Gift Shop, Kew
National Portrait Gallery Gift Shop, London
North of England Zoological Society (Chester Zoo)
RHS Garden Wisley Gift Shop, Wisley
Science Museum Gift Shop, London
ZSL, Whipsnade
 
BEST IN-STORE OR WINDOW DISPLAY
The Celtic Company, Welshpool
Cornucopia, Worcester
The Emporium, Clitheroe
Garsons, Esher
Highworth Emporium
Rhubarb Home/Rhubarb Gifts, Malvern
 
BEST RETAILER INITIATIVE
Highworth Emporium, Highworth
For its Shop Local Christmas raffle and Visa ad initiatives
 
The Hollies
For its two pre-Christmas visitor days
 
Jo Amor, Tiverton
For its Jo-A-Story online children’s bedtime storytelling initiative
 
Joco, Nuneaton
For its Christmas video and Letter To Santa initiatives
 
MOOCH, Northampton (x2), Olney, Towcester
For its cark park charges initiative
 
Papilio at Heritage, Thornbury
For its Junior Retail and Makaton initiatives
 
BEST SUPPLIER MARKETING AWARD
Ashleigh & Burwood
Chilly’s Bottles
Katie Loxton
Joma
Marmalade of London
Stoneglow
Wild Things
Wrendale Designs
 
BEST SERVCE TO THE INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER
Ashleigh & Burwood
Enesco
Gisela Graham 
Heaven Sends                                            
Joe Davies
Lesser & Pavey 
Nemesis Now 
Straits Trading
Widdop and Co 
Wrendale Designs