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The 2018 Greats Awards Winners


RETAIL EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR 2018
-Peter de la Mare, store manager, England at Home, Brighton

INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR
LONDON (INSIDE M25)
-Max and Melia, Clapham

INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR
HOME COUNTIES, SOUTH AND SOUTH EAST
-Alligator Pear, Tadworth

INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR
EAST ANGLIA
-Love It, Bury St Edmunds and Stamford

INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR
MIDLANDS AND WALES
-Mooch Gifts & Home, Stourport-on-Severn

INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR
NORTH & NORTHERN IRELAND
-The Gift Gallery, York

INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR
SOUTH WEST
-Brocante, Fowey

INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR
SCOTLAND
-The Gift, Beauly

BEST NEWCOMER - SOUTH & WALES
-Josie's, Bideford

BEST NEWCOMER - MIDLANDS, NORTH & SCOTLAND
-Joco Interiors, Nuneaton

BEST SPECIALIST MULTIPLE GIFT RETAILER
-Oliver Bonas

BEST DEPARTMENT STORE RETAILER OF GIFTS
-Fenwick Bracknell

BEST NON-SPECIALIST RETAILER OF GIFTS
-Bookends, Christchurch

BEST LIFESTYLE OR HOMEWARES RETAILER OF GIFTS
-Etcetera, Hitchin

BEST GIFT RETAILER OF JEWELLERY & FASHION ACCESSORIES
-Pozzi, Buckie

BEST GARDEN CENTRE RETAILER OF GIFTS
-Ransoms Garden Centre, St Martin

BEST MUSEUM OR VISITOR ATTRACTION GIFT SHOP
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

BEST IN-STORE OR WINDOW DISPLAY
-The Shop At The Emporium, Clitheroe

BEST ONLINE OR MAIL ORDER GIFT RETAILER
-Find Me A Gift

BEST RETAIL INITIATIVE
-Lulu Loves, Stubbington
For its Hygge Weekend initiative

BEST SERVICE TO THE INDEPENDENT RETAILER BRONZE AWARD WINNER 2018
-Parlane

BEST SERVICE TO THE INDEPENDENT RETAILER SILVER AWARD WINNER 2018
-Widdop and Co

BEST SERVICE TO THE INDEPENDENT RETAILER GOLD AWARD WINNER 2018
-Joe Davies

HONORARY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER 2018
-John Athwal OBE





The 2018 Greats Awards Finalists

RETAIL EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR 2018
-Mark Alexander, retail manager, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas
-Peter de la Mare, store manager, England at Home, Brighton
-Lucy Hamblin, operations manager, Forget Me Not and Lulu Loves, Stubbington
-Monica Leeder, sales, In Time Studios, Hazlemere
-Liana Moran, visual merchandiser, Cloudberry, Barnton and Blackhall
-Angie Pipe, assistant manager, Alligator Pear, Tadworth

INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR
LONDON (INSIDE M25)
-The Indigo Tree, Streatham
-Indish Design Shop, Crouch End
-Maiden, Shoreditch
-Max & Melia, Clapham
-Mooch, Ealing
-The Present, Barnet

INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR
HOME COUNTIES, SOUTH AND SOUTH EAST
-Alligator Pear, Tadworth
-Calliope Gifts, Alton, Dorking and Haywards Heath
-The Chocolate Frog Company, Oakhanger
-Inklings, Hungerford
-Millies of Hailsham, Hailsham
-Something Special, Edenbridge

INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR
EAST ANGLIA
-Buy the Light, Bury St Edmunds
-Gifted, Norwich
-Love It, Bury St Edmunds and Stamford
-Loveone, Ipswich
-Podarok, Cambridge, London and Oxford
-Quest Gifts, Bury St Edmunds

INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR
MIDLANDS AND WALES
-The Alphabet Gift Shop, Burton on Trent and Mickleover
-Daisy Chain, Stratford upon Avon
-Mooch Gifts & Home, Stourport-on-Severn
-Roobarb, Bridgnorth
-The Tutbury Present Company, Tutbury
-Uno, Mumbles

INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR
NORTH & NORTHERN IRELAND
-Belly Button Designs, Manchester and Stockport
-The Gift Gallery, York
-Imaginarium, York
-Love Letters, Anlaby
-Swags & Tails, Waltham
-Utility, Liverpool

INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR
SOUTH WEST
-Bibi's Home, Weymouth
-Brocante, Fowey
-Cats Whiskers, Bishops Cleeve
-Just Trio, Barnstaple
-Just Delights, Penryn
-Frame of Mind, Illminster and Wellington

INDEPENDENT GIFT RETAILER OF THE YEAR
SCOTLAND
-Cloudberry, Barnton and Blackhall
-The Gift, Beauly
-Keekin' Glass, Prestwick
-Maia Gifts, Glasgow
-Paper Tiger, Edinburgh
-Pozzi, Buckie

BEST NEWCOMER - SOUTH & WALES
-Bromley & Co, Ipswich
-Highworth Emporium, Highworth
-Josie's, Bideford
-Little Boat Gifts, Brightlingsea
-Lulu Loves, Stubbington Green
-Strawberry Blue, Bath
-Stuff & Co., Midhurst

BEST NEWCOMER - MIDLANDS, NORTH & SCOTLAND
-The Bonny Hoose, Alnwick
-Jaine's Giftbox, Kings Lynn
-Joco Interiors, Nuneaton
-MOOCH on St Giles Street, Northampton
-Mysa, Edinburgh

BEST SPECIALIST MULTIPLE GIFT RETAILER
-Between The Lines (14 stores)
-Chickidee (6 stores)
-Huttons (5 stores)
-Oliver Bonas (70 stores)
-Smart Ideas (8 stores)
-Vinegar Hill (11 stores)

BEST DEPARTMENT STORE RETAILER OF GIFTS
-Barkers Home, Northallerton
-Fenwick Bracknell, Bracknell
-Jarrolds, Norwich
-John Lewis, Oxford Street
-Liberty, London
-Strickland & Holt, Yarm

BEST NON-SPECIALIST RETAILER OF GIFTS
-The Barn At The Hollies, Little Budworth
-Bookends, Christchurch
-Francis Iles Gallery, Rochester
-Luxe Cookshop, Northampton
-PennyClares, Newholme
-Ruby & Scarlet, Felixstowe

BEST LIFESTYLE OR HOMEWARES RETAILER OF GIFTS
-Etcetera, Hitchin
-Graham & Green, Bath and London
-Love Thy Interiors, Thirsk
-The Old School Beauly, Beauly
-Orange Tree, Topsham
-Robert & Ruby, Pockley

BEST GIFT RETAILER OF JEWELLERY & FASHION ACCESSORIES
-Azure, Sidmouth
-Feathering Your Nest, Rayleigh
-The Herbary, Troon
-MiMi, Hartley Wintney
-Pozzi, Buckie
-Soukous, Bristol

BEST GARDEN CENTRE RETAILER OF GIFTS
-Cannon Hall Garden Centre, Cawthorne
-Caulders, Kirkintilloch
-Frosts Group
-Hawley Garden Centre, Hawley
-Ransoms Garden Centre, St Martin
-Whitehall Garden Centre, Lacock, Whitchurch and Woodborough

BEST MUSEUM OR VISITOR ATTRACTION GIFT SHOP
-The Eden Project, Bodelva
-Hawk Conservancy Trust, Andover
-National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
-National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas
-Rheged Centre, Cumbria
-ZSL London Zoo & ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

BEST IN-STORE OR WINDOW DISPLAY
-John Lewis, Oxford Street
-Just Delights, Penryn
-The Merchants House, Marlborough
-Peppertrees, Northampton
-The Shop At The Emporium, Clitheroe

BEST ONLINE OR MAIL ORDER GIFT RETAILER
-Find Me A Gift
-Oklahoma
-Oliver Bonas
-Prezzybox
-rigby and mac
-ZSL London Zoo & ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

BEST RETAIL INITIATIVE
-Alligator Pear, Tadworth
For its Mother's Day and Father's Day promotions

-Dragonfly Cards & Gifts, Knaresborough
For its Design A Beanie Boo competition in conjunction with Ty
-The Herbary, Troon
For its Gok Wan DreamSpace collaboration

-The Hollies, Little Budworth
For its Monty the Mini initiative

-Lulu Loves, Stubbington
For its Hygge Weekend initiative

-Womacks of Bawtry, Bawtry
For its Christmas initiative

BEST SERVICE TO THE INDEPENDENT RETAILER
-Carte Blanche
-East of India
-Enesco
-Gisela Graham
-Joe Davies
-Lesser & Pavey
-Parlane
-Sass & Belle
-Widdop and Co
-Yankee


The 2018 Greats Awards Categories and Sponsors


Retail Employee of the Year 2017

Sponsored by Home & Gift

www.homeandgift.co.uk

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

Sponsored by ASHLEIGH & BURWOOD

www.ashleigh-burwood.co.uk

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - Home Counties, South & South East

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - South West

Sponsored by NPW

www.npwgifts.com

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - East Anglia

Sponsored by Harrogate Christmas & Gift

www.harrogatefair.com

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - Midlands & Wales

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - North & North Ireland

Sponsored by Joe Davies

www.joedavies.co.uk

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - Scotland

Sponsored by Boxer Gifts and Books by Boxer

www.boxergifts.com | www.booksbyboxer.com

Best Newcomer - South & Wales

Best Newcomer - Midlands, North & Scotland

Sponsored by Autumn Fair

www.autumnfair.com

Best Specialist Multiple Retailer of Gifts

Best Department Store Retailer of Gifts

Sponsored by Yankee Candle

www.yankeecandle.co.uk

Best Non-Specialist Retailer of Gifts

Sponsored by London Stationery Show and National Stationery Week

www.stationeryshow.co.uk | www.nationalstationeryweek.com

Best Lifestyle, Homewares and Gifts

Sponsored by Parlane

www.parlaneinternational.co.uk

Best Gift Retailer of Jewellery & Fashion Accessories

Sponsored by Dansk Smykkeskunst

www.danskcopenhagen.co.uk

Best Garden Centre Retailer of Gifts

Sponsored by Premier Decorations

www.premierdec.com

Best Museum/Visitor Attraction Gift Shop

Best In-Store Or Window Display

Sponsored by Gisela Graham

www.giselagraham.co.uk

Best Specialist Online/Mail Order Gift Retailer

Sponsored by Gift Republic

www.giftrepublic.com

Best Retailer Initiative

Best Service to the Independent Retailer

Sponsored by Progressive Greetings Live

www.progressivegreetingslive.com

Honorary Achievement Award

Sponsored by The Giftware Association

www.ga-uk.org