Stationery House Among The Award Winners At The Retas

Over 400 people headed to annual greeting card awards event The Retas last Thursday (4 July) which took place at Mayfair’s glittering Grosvenor House Hotel. Among those who took home trophies was Malcolm Adams, owner of Stationery House, with shops in Somerton, Clevedon and Wrington for the Best Non-Specialist Independent Retailer of Greeting Cards – South.

Stationery House wrote on its Instagram page: “We are so proud to announce that Stationery House Wrington, Clevedon and Somerton won the category Best Non Specialist independent retailer of Greetings Cards for the South of the Country at yesterday’s Retas industry awards ceremony held at the Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane London. A big thank you to Sarah in Wrington, Daniel and Tom in Clevedon and Lynne in Somerton for helping us to win this award.”

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The full list of Retas Awards 2024 Winners are…

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – London (Award sponsored by Ohh Deer)

Nor, Beckenham Place Park and West Norwood

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – Home Counties and South East (Award sponsored by Hallmark Cards)

Objectables, Folkestone

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – East Anglia (Award sponsored by Abacus Cards)

Dzo Dzo, Woodbridge

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – South West (Award sponsored by Rosie Made A Thing)

Highworth Emporium, Highworth

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – Wales (Award sponsored by Progressive Greetings Live)

Paperweight, Cardiff

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – Midlands (Award sponsored by International Cards and Gifts)

Set, Leicester

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – North West (Award sponsored by UK Greetings)

Wishes Cockermouth, Cockermouth

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – North East (Award sponsored by Wendy Jones-Blackett)

Strickland and Holt, Yarm

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – Scotland (Award sponsored by London Stationery Show)

The Bay Tree Company, Edinburgh

Best Greeting Card Retailer Newcomer (Award sponsored by Carte Blanche Greetings)

Cards & Moor, Yelverton

Best Independent Bookstore Retailer of Greeting Cards (Award sponsored by Woodmansterne Publications)

Kemps General Store & Bookshop, Malton

Best Non-Specialist Independent Retailer of Greeting Cards – North (Award sponsored by Lucilla Lavender)

Proudfoot Group

Best Non-Specialist Independent Retailer of Greeting Cards – South (Award sponsored by Pigment)

Stationery House, Somerton, Clevedon and Wrington

Best Greeting Card Small Multiple (Award sponsored by Ling Design)

Postmark

Best Department Store Retailer of Greeting Cards (Award sponsored by Spring & Autumn Fair)

Morley Stores

Best Supermarket Retailer of Greeting Cards (Award sponsored by Danilo)

Sainsbury’s

Best Non-Specialist Multiple Retailer of Greeting Cards (Award sponsored by Cath Tate Cards)

Waterstones

Best Specialist Multiple Retailer of Greeting Cards (20+ branches) (Award sponsored by Paperlink)

Cardfactory

Best Garden Centre Retailer of Greeting Cards – Independent (Award sponsored by Museums & Galleries)

Yarnton Home & Garden, Yarnton

Best Garden Centre Retailer of Greeting Cards – Multiple (Award sponsored by Woodmansterne Publications)

Notcutts

Best Greeting Card Retailer Initiative (Award sponsored by N Smith Packaging & Display)

Presentation Cards & Gifts, Barrowford for its Mother’s Day and Easter charity initiative with Open Door

Best Greeting Card Wholesaler (Award sponsored by Xpress Yourself)

BGC Wholesale

Greeting Card Retailer of the Year (Award sponsored by The Art File)

Postmark

This year The Retas took on a Beatrix Potter theme.

Photos from The Retas will be available to view and download from the awards’ website (www.theretasawards.co.uk) over the next few days and the event will be covered in full in the next edition of Progressive Greetings magazine, the sister publication to Stationery Matters.

The Retas, organised by Max Publishing, owners of Progressive Greetings magazine, are the only dedicated awards for greeting card retailers.

 

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