The Progressive Preschool Awards
The Progressive Preschool Awards made its debut in 2013 to recognise and reward excellence in product, retailing and marketing in the preschool sector. These prestigious trade awards culminate in a lavish lunchtime event at The Dorchester Hotel in London each November. The awards are attended by suppliers, retailers and industry pioneers from across the preschool aged sector.
The Henries awards are ‘the Oscars’ of greeting card publishing. Introduced by Progressive Greetings magazine 16 years ago, The Henries reflect the creative dynamism of the UK greeting card industry. The Henries awards are presented at the greeting card industry’s largest social occasion of the year. Named after Sir Henry Cole, the founder of the first commercial Christmas card, The Henries take place at The Lancaster London Hotel.
The Retas are ‘the Oscars’ for UK greeting card retailers. Launched by Progressive Greetings magazine in 2004, The Retas are annual awards that recognise and celebrate not only the top independent and multiple greeting card retailers regionally and nationally, but also the new breed of retailers as well as outstanding retail employees. The Retas awards are presented at a lavish afternoon event, which take place at The Dorchester Hotel in London and is attended by over 400 of the top retail buyers of cards in the UK.
The Greats gift retailer awards were launched by Progressive Gifts & Home magazine in 2003, in recognition of the tremendous contribution that retailers, both large and small, make to the success of the gift industry. The Greats are established as the premier awards event of the year and take place at a lavish afternoon event at The Savoy Hotel in London. It is attended by over 400 of the top retail buyers of gifts in the UK.
The Excellence in Housewares Awards
The Excellence in Housewares Awards were launched by Progressive Housewares magazine and The Cookshop and Housewares Association in 2000 as ‘the Oscars’, recognising innovation, integrity and commitment on both the retailing and supply sides of the housewares industry. The Excellence in Housewares Awards are presented at a lavish evening event, attended by around 500 of the top decision makers in the housewares industry and is the trade’s largest social event of the year.
Progressive Greetings Live
Launched in 2009 Progressive Greetings Live (PG Live) is the only dedicated trade show in the world for the greeting card industry. This annual trade exhibition takes place at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London every May. PG Live is where greeting card retailers and distributors from all corners of the world, come to see and meet the largest collection of card publishers under one roof.