Gifts Today magazine

Success at The Greats

The great and the good of the gift industry gathered at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London yesterday to celebrate the best gift retailers - and to discover who would scoop the Best Service to the Independent Gift Retailer and special Honorary Achievement Awards

At a Great Gatsby-themed Awards afternoon on Thursday 17 May, the winners of the 2018 Greats Gift Retailer Awards were announced.

With sponsors including Clarion Events, Ashleigh & Burwood, Joe Davies, Ascential and Yankee Candle, winners of the retail awards included:

* Best Museum or Visitor Attraction Gift Shop - ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
* Best Garden Centre Retailer of Gifts - Ransoms Garden Centre
* Best Department Store Retailer of Gifts - Fenwick Bracknell
* Retail Employee of the Year - Peter de la Mare, 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 North & Northern Ireland - The Gift Gallery, York
* Independent Gift Retailer of the Year Scotland - The Gift, Beauly
* Independent Gift Retailer of the Year Midlands & Wales - Mooch Gifts & Home, Stourport-on-Severn and Bewdley


In a special award sponsored by The Giftware Association, the Best Service to the Independent Gift Retailer was won by Joe Davies. And the Honorary Achievement Award was won by John Athwal, OBE, of Premier Decorations.


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