Uniting the gift industry, The Greats gift retailer awards have joined forces with The Giftware Association’s Gift of the Year (GOTY) awards for the second year, with all winners – both The Greats and the GOTY – revealed at a fabulous black tie awards event, to be held at the glamorous Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on Thursday 11 May.
The two award programmes see both gift product excellence and retail prowess recognised and rewarded at an awards event to make the whole industry proud, attended by hundreds of gift suppliers and retailers.
The ownership and running of the Gift of the Year product awards – now entering their 46th year – remains under the stewardship of the Giftware Association, while The Greats gift retailer awards, now entering their 21st year, will continue to be wholly owned and run by Max Publishing (publishers of Progressive Gifts & Home magazine and giftsandhome.net).
Both parties worked closely together to create a hugely successful event in 2022 that was attended by over 500 of the gift product and retail sector’s top executives.
Reinforcing its commitment to the gift sector, Hyve Group (which owns and organises Spring Fair and Autumn Fair) remains as the headline supporter for the UK Gift Awards event, and will remain integral to the Gift of the Year Awards, with the live judging of the 2023 GOTYs taking place during Spring Fair 2023.
The Gift Awards 2022 also enjoyed a strong roster of category sponsors including Abysse Corp/GB eye, Brand Licensing Europe, British Allied Trades Federation (BATF), Candlight, Cardzone, Carte Blanche Greetings, Gift Republic, Gisela Graham, Home & Gift Harrogate, Joe Davies, Lesser & Pavey, Life Charms, Progressive Greetings Live, Talking Tables, Top Drawer and Widdop and Co.
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