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The Retas Rollcall

The Retas 2017


The UK’s greeting card retail ‘forest’ comprises of many courageous, wise and very friendly creatures who are aficionados in the field of card retailing, and The Retas 2017 are dedicated annual awards that recognise and reward these UK greeting card retailers right across the spectrum for their activities in the last year. This year The Retas Awards will take on an ‘Enchanted Tails’ animal and woodland beasts themed ball event at The Dorchester Hotel in London on Wednesday July 12, when this year’s winners will be unveiled. Here are the official finalists of The Retas 2017. Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer - London (inside the M25) l The Cherry Tree - East Finchley l Hallmark - Hornchurch l Nor - West Norwood l Northwood Cards & Gifts - Northwood l Postmark - Greenwich, Balham, Dulwich and Chiswick l With Best Wishes - Petts Wood

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer - Home Counties l The Card Hall - Maidstone l Dee’s Cards - Leighton Buzzard l Paddock Wood Cards - Paddock Wood l SWALK - Lindfield l Threads - Harpenden l Zest - Crowborough

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer - East Anglia l First Class Greetings and Plum Green - Hadleigh l Love It! - Stamford and Bury St Edmunds l Pedlar’s Gold - Fakenham l Mackenzies Cards - Gainsborough l Snape Maltings - Aldeburgh l Spots - Southwold

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer - South West l By The Way - Bradford On Avon l The Card Collection - Bath l Celebrations - Waterlooville and Eastleigh l Coles Of Sidmouth - Sidmouth l Expressions - Swindon l Paper Gangsta - Bristol

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer - Wales and the Midlands l Celebrations - Stourbridge l Doodlebug - Cwmbran l Sentiments - Whitchurch

l Something Special - Kingswinford l Special Occasions - Castle Bromwich l The Tutbury Present Company - Tutbury

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer - North and Northern Ireland l Belly Button - West Didsbury and Heaton Moor l Blue Rose Gifts - Heywood l Cards & Candles - Lancaster l On Church Hill - Knutsford l Mantons Cards - Port Erin l Wishes Hallmark - Cockermouth

Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer - Scotland l Blueberry - Musselburgh l CloudyBlue - Aberdeen l JP Pozzi and Bijou - Buckie and Elgin l Kairds - Kirkwall l Papyrus - Glasgow l Polka Dot - Dumfries

Best Greeting Card Retailer Newcomer or New Branch - South l Ceri Jam - Warwick l Expressions - Broadstairs l Ohh Deer - Ipswich and Loughborough l Paper Turtle - Lewes l Peppertrees - Northampton l Sweet Autumn - Buckingham

Best Greeting Card Retailer Newcomer or New Branch - North l Baileys Cards & Gifts (Hallmark) - Ainsdale l Card Heaven - Mexborough l Celebrations - Kirkham l The Hummingbird at Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury l Joy! - Heswall l Zo & Co - Knutsford



Progressive Greetings Worldwide May 2017