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The Henries Awards

The finalists for The Greats Awards 2016 are as follows:

Retail Employee of the Year

Finalists 2016

Lynsey Bolton, department manager, Cliftons, Lytham
Shelley Frost, customer sales assistant, The Country House Gift Company, Winscombe
Leah Grimes, senior sales assistant, Hallmark Celebrate, Chigwell
Marina McManus, shop manager, Liquorice Tree, Edinburgh Airport
Georgia Perkin, assistant manager, The Inside Man, S London

Sponsored by Home & Gift Harrogate

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

Finalists 2016

All Good Gifts, Battersea
In Spitalfields, Spitalfields
MAP Gift Shop, Archway
Rumbles, Ealing
SMUG, Islington
The Indigo Tree, Streatham

Sponsored by Really Good/Soul

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

Finalists 2016

Box of Delights, Flitwick
Dragonfly, Cheam
MiMi, Hartley Witney
One Forty, Cranleigh
Pussy Home Boutique, Brighton
Something Special, Edenbridge

Sponsored by Carte Blanche

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - South West

Finalists 2016

Bentleys, Stourpourt on Severn
Hyde + Seek, Exeter
Just Delights, Penryn
The Cedars, Bourton on the Water
The Country House Gift Co., Winscombe
The Emporium, Devizes

Sponsored by Wild & Wolf

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - East Anglia

Finalists 2016

Feathering Your Nest, Rayleigh
Gifted, Norwich and Cambridge (3 shops)
Horizon Gifts, Hunstanton
Osokozi Gallery, Holt
Quest, Bury St Edmunds, Holt and Norwich (3 shops)
The Java Store, Norwich

Sponsored by Harrogate Christmas & Gift

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - Midlands & Wales

Finalists 2016

Hamptons, Penarth
Marmalade Meringue, Hinckley
Narborough Hall, Narborough
Selections, Port Talbot
Set Design, Leicester
Skinny Whistle, Quorn

Sponsored by Parlane International

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - North & North Ireland

Finalists 2016

Libby's, Chesterfield
Oklahoma, Manchester
Peppermint Pig, Clekheaton
Saffrons of York and Little Saffrons, York
The Bottom Drawer, Portadown
The Imaginarium, York

Sponsored by Joe Davies

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - Scotland

Finalists 2016

Bijou, Elgin
Cloudberry, Edinburgh
Liquorice Tree, Edinburgh and Glasgow
Maia Gifts, Glasgow
Papyrus, Glasgow
Spirito, Glasgow

Sponsored by Sass & Belle

Best Newcomer - South & Wales

Finalists 2016

All About Rose, Great Missenden
Bibi's Home, Weymouth
Coast & Country Interiors, Bude
Panache, Yeovil, Taunton and Lyme Regis
The Bump Company, Southampton
We Built This City, London, W1

Sponsored by IF

Best Newcomer - Midlands, North & Scotland

Finalists 2016

Embrace, Strathpeffer
Lily Blue Gifts, Hagley
Penny and Black, Lundin Links
Quirky Coo, Dundee
Saffrons of Northallerton
Serendipity House, Kirkham

Sponsored by Autumn Fair & Spring Fair |

Best Specialist Multiple Retailer of Gifts

Finalists 2016

Between The Lines (12 stores)
Love Aroma (10 stores)
Menkind (40 + stores)
Sass & Belle (5 stores)
Time & Tide (6 stores)
Utility (4 stores)

Sponsored by Root Candles

Best Department Store Retailer of Gifts

Finalists 2016

Barretts of St Neots
Bentalls of Kingston
Fenwick, Brent Cross
John Lewis
Jarrolds, Norwich

Sponsored by Kaemingk

Best Non-Specialist Retailer of Gifts

Finalists 2016

Brodie Countryfare, Brodie by Forres
Potters of Hockley
Robert & Ruby, Helmsley
The Bristol Guild of Applied Arts, Bristol
Zing Furniture, Willington

Sponsored London Stationery Show and National Stationery Week |

Best Lifestyle, Homewares and Gifts

Finalists 2016

About Living (3 stores)
Love Thy Interiors, Thirsk
Oliver Bonas (multiple)
Orange Tree, Topsham
The Old School Beauly, Beauly
Time & Tide (6 stores)

Sponsored by Xystos

Best Gift Retailer of Jewellery & Fashion Accessories

Finalists 2016

Celtic Company, Welshpool
Harvey Willis, Glenrothes
Macmillans of Penwortham
Ruby Red, Milngavie
Staacks, Wirral
The Herbary, Troon

Sponsored by Carrie Elspeth

Best Garden Centre Retailer of Gifts

Finalists 2016

Lanchester Garden Centre, Durham
New Hopetoun Garden Centre, Broxburn
Redfields Garden Centre (Blue Diamond), Crookham
Thetford Garden Centre, Thetford
Whitehall Garden Centre, Lacock
Van Hage, Amwell

Sponsored by Premier Decorations

Best Museum/Visitor Attraction Gift Shop

Finalists 2016

Chester Zoo, Islands Gift Shop
Imperial War Museum Gift Shop, London
Longleat Safari Park, Longleat
Science Museum Gift Shop, London
St Michael's Mount, Marazian
Waddesdon Manor Gift Shop, Aylesbury

Sponsored by Ravensden

Best Retail Display

Finalists 2016

The Bottom Drawer, Portadown
Gardenarium, East Molesley
MAP Gift Shop, London
Olive Tree, Wolverhampton
Orange Tree, Topsham
Retro36, Scarborough

Sponsored by Gisela Graham

Best Online Retailer and/or Mail Order Gift Retailer

Finalists 2016

Gifts From Handpicked
Handpicked Gifts
JD Williams
Love Aroma
The Inside Man

Sponsored by Gift Republic

Best Retailer Initiative

Finalists 2016

Loch Levens Larder, Loch Levens
For its series of Princess breakfasts and afternoon tea events

Mantons, Port Erin
For its Small Business Saturday campaign

Narborough Hall, Narborough
For its Pay Forward Day: random acts of kindness

Oliver Bonas
For its Innocent Big Knit for Age UK initiative

Spirito, Glasgow
For its jewellery initiative

The Old School Beauly, Beauly
For its Mrs Old School blog

Sponsored by Yankee Candle Europe

Best Service to the Independent Retailer

Finalists 2016

Ashleigh & Burwood
Gisela Graham
Joe Davies
Lesser & Pavey
Really Good
Sass & Belle by RJB Stone
Widdop and Co.
Xpressions 4 U
Yankee Candle

Sponsored by Progressive Greetings Live

Honorary Achievement Award

Finalists 2016

No finalists are revealed for this special award.

Sponsored by The Giftware Association