How to Enter

The Greats Gift Retailer Awards, the ‘Oscars’ of the gift industry, are now open for entries, with gift retailers from the largest to the smallest invited to submit their entries. We want to hear from you!

With a closing date of May 28, 2021, the Awards - organised by Progressive Gifts & Home magazine - set out to reward excellence, professionalism, innovation and commitment over the past year.

We are looking forward to receiving self-nominations as well as nominations highlighting those gift retailers who stand out head and shoulders from the crowd. 

Self-nominating? We invite you to enter as many categories as you wish. We cannot wait to hear what you have been up to!

Nominating? Feel free to submit multiple nominations in all or some of the categories, to  wave the flag for those retailers who have gone above and beyond in the past year.

Last year, we introduced an online entry system whereby you can submit your nominations for each category. Just click on the Award in which you wish to make your nomination to follow the link to an online entry form. Don't forget to include as much information and an image(s) to support your nominations. We love to see what incredible things you have achieved over the past year.

Don't worry though, if you prefer to complete your entry 'on paper', downloadable forms are also available below and can be returned to suem@max-publishing.co.uk 

The Greats Gift Retail Awards 2021 categories are as follows:

Retail Employee of the Year 2021 - click to enter online or by form

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year- Midlands & Wales - click to enter online or by form

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - Scotland - click to enter online or by form

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - North and Northern Ireland - click to enter online or by form

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - South West - click to enter online or by form

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - East Anglia - click to enter online or by form

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - London (inside M25) - click to enter online or by form

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - Home Counties, South and South East - click to enter online or by form

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - Best Newcomer – Midlands, North and Scotland - click to enter online or by form

Independent Gift Retailer of the Year - Best Newcomer - South & Wales - click to enter online or by form

Best Specialist Multiple Retailer of Gifts (four or more shops) - click to enter online or by form

Best Department Store Retailer of Gifts - click to enter online or by form

Best Non-Specialist Retailer of Gifts - click to enter online or by form

Best Lifestyle or Homewares Retailer of Gifts - click to enter online or by form

Best Gift Retailer of Jewellery and Fashion Accessories - click to enter online or by form

Best Garden Centre Retailer of Gifts - click to enter online or by form

Best Museum or Visitor Attraction Shop - click to enter online or by form

Best In-Store Or Window Display - click to enter online or by email Sue Marks

Best Retailer Initiative - click to enter online or email Sue Marks

Best Service To The Independent Retailer - click to enter online or by form

Best Gift Supplier Marketing Award - click to enter online or by form

Outstanding Achievement Award 2021 - click to enter online or by form