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Progressive Preschool Award winners crowned

A number of licensed names picked up accolades at yesterday’s glittering ceremony.

A number of licensed names were among the winners at yesterday’s Progressive Preschool Awards 2017.

Held at London’s Dorchester Hotel on Thursday, November 9, the event was attended by over 400 guests and was hosted by comedian Jo Caulfield.

Licensed winners included Blues Clothing, which picked up Best Preschool Apparel and Accessories Range for its Peppa Pig Baby range.

In addition, Signature Gifts went home with Best Preschool Gift Range for its Peter Rabbit Little Guides.

Centum Books was awarded Best Preschool Reading or Writing Range for its Play-Doh Activity Books, while the In the Night Garden and RHS collaboration picked up the Best Preschool Marketing Award.

Publishing director Rob Willis commented: “It is a pleasure for us to be able to join the dots of the preschool sector, as over 400 people chose to celebrate their achievements together, from both product and retail, across multiple specialisms – toy, nursery, apparel, gift, publishing and, of course, licensing.”

The winners of the Progressive Preschool Awards 2017 were:

Best Supermarket Retailer of Preschool Products
Sponsored by Cooneen By Design

Best Multiple Retailer of Preschool Products
JoJo Maman Bébé
Sponsored by Misirli

Best Mixed Retailer of Preschool Products
Sponsored by Rainbow Designs

Best Department Store Retailer of Preschool Products
John Lewis
Sponsored by Blues Clothing

Best Online Retailer of Preschool Products
Sponsored by Nickelodeon

Best Preschool Retail Initiative
JoJo Maman Bébé
Sponsored by Tomy

Best Independent Nursery Retailer
A3 Baby Barn, Chessington
Sponsored by East Coast Nursery

Best Independent Apparel Retailer
The Pud Store, Newark
Sponsored by Amscan International

Best Independent Gift Retailer
Kids Stuff Toys, Chichester
Sponsored by Baby Brands Direct

Best Independent Toy Retailer
Eve’s Toy Shop, Llandeilo
Sponsored by Golden Bear

Best Preschool Apparel and Accessories Range
Peppa Pig Baby Range from Blues Clothing
Sponsored by DHX Brands

Best Preschool Toy Range
Sensory Range from Infantino
Sponsored by BBC Worldwide

Best Preschool STEM Range
Cook ‘n Learn Kitchen from Little Tikes
Sponsored by Fundamentally Children

Best Preschool Reading or Writing Range
Play-Doh Activity Books from Centum Books
Sponsored by Redan Publishing

Best Preschool Home or Furniture Range
Stamford Furniture Range from Obaby
Sponsored by Harrogate International Nursery Fair

Best Preschool Gift Range
Peter Rabbit Little Guides from Signature Gifts
Sponsored by Masha and The Bear

Best Preschool Mobility Range
Spin 360 Car Seat from Joie
Sponsored by Baby & Toddler Show

Best Preschool Essentials Range
My Carry Potty Range from Cheeky Rascals
Sponsored by Ardega Nursery Distribution

The Innovation Award
Children’s Cutlery from Nana’s Manners
Sponsored by Cheeky Rascals

Best Preschool Marketing Award
In The Night Garden and RHS Anniversary Collaborations
Sponsored by MIPR Global

Best Wholesaler/Distributor of Preschool Product
Sponsored by We Made Me

The Outstanding Achievement Award was presented to:
Mr Eric White, East Coast Nursery Group.
Sponsored by Toymaster

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