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WELCOME TO THE PROGRESSIVE

PRESCHOOL AWARDS 2016!

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ow in their fourth year, the Progressive Preschool Awards 2016 are a ringing endorsement and an inspiring reflection of one of the most exciting retail sectors around. Reflecting PPS magazine's diverse reach, these cross-category accolades specialise in everything from newborn essentials and baby books right through to travel systems and toddler toys. We are once again truly honoured that so many of you have come together as an industry united, to help celebrate the creativity and excellence found throughout the preschool market. Today is about celebrating the sector’s most notable achievements from the last 12 months. It's a fabulous opportunity to highlight the dedication, dynamism and inventiveness this industry is known for; with independent retailers celebrated alongside the majors and suppliers rewarded for product excellence and innovation. In addition to honouring the great and the good from all walks of the preschool world, the awards also offer an

invaluable platform to showcase the sheer expertise and ingenuity found amoung us. The fabulous décor and table settings which can seen throughout this ballroom are testament to the very talent and vision we are here to recognise today. It's always a real honour and a privilege to be able to bring everyone together in one room, and we would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who has helped us make this event possible, from our judging panels and industry advisors to today's sponsors who invest in making this industry so very special. Last – but by no means least – we'd like to thank each and every one of you for coming along today and helping us celebrate the products, people and passion which make this industry so very special. We hope you have a wonderful afternoon and thoroughly enjoy yourselves – after all, you deserve it! The Progressive Preschool Team Rob Willis, Jacqui Parr, Jo Pilcher, Jakki Brown, Ian Hyder and Warren Lomax.

Rob Willis: 0203 370 4752, robw@max-publishing.co.uk Jacqui Parr: 0203 370 4822, jacquip@max-publishing.co.uk Jo Pilcher: 0203 375 2660, jop@max-publishing.co.uk The Progressive Preschool Awards are organised by Progressive Preschool. The Progressive Preschool Awards are owned by Max Publishing, an independent company that is owned by Jakki Brown, Ian Hyder and Warren Lomax. The company publishes The Licensing Source Book, Progressive Preschool, Progressive Greetings, Progressive Gifts & Home, Progressive Housewares and Progressive Party. The company also organises and owns other awards events, namely The Licensing Awards, The Henries, The B&lla’s, The Excellence in Housewares Awards, The Greats and The Retas as well as Progressive Greetings Live exhibition (through its sister company Max Exhibitions). www.max-publishing.co.uk Copyright 2016. PUBLISHERS OF The publishers cannot accept legal liability for any errors or omissions, nor can they accept responsibility for the standing of advertisers nor any organisation mentioned in the text.

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The Judging Process

CHOOSING

THE CHAMPIONS

Below: Babynest's Amir Noorani checking out the publishing entries.

As an endorsement of the very industry they celebrate, the Progressive Preschool Awards 2016 celebrate and recognise the excellence which is found right across the preschool world. Recognising achievements from every corner of the market ensures a truly impressive list of finalists, highlighting the top-quality products, dedicated retailers and ingenious marketing campaigns which have taken the preschool sector to the next level throughout the last year. Selecting the frontrunners from such a diverse and wide-reaching industry is by no means straightforward, and in order to guarantee credibility, the PPS Awards programme ensures that entries are of the highest possible standard and that a top-notch judging process is employed at every stage. PPS explains more about the meticulous process that went into selecting the finalists and winners for the Progressive Preschool Awards 2016.

About The Awards

Inset: The judges had their work cut out choosing their favourite from each category.

Now in their fourth successful year, the Progressive Preschool Awards 2016 are firmly established as a key date in the industry calendar; as true crosscategory accolades which honour the great and the good from across the preschool sector. Launched by Progressive Preschool magazine, the awards reflect the publication's diverse reach, covering everything from newborn essentials right through to toddler toys, and highlighting the passion, dynamism and creativity which can be found right across the sector. The deserving winners

Inset: Tesco's Beth Farrar plays with the toys.

are recognised for their dynamism, dedication and passion; with independent retailers named alongside the majors and suppliers being rewarded for product excellence and innovation. The quality of entries for this years awards was particularly outstanding, making it more crucial than ever that the judging process was both credible and thorough. An integral part of the Progressive Preschool Awards, the selection criteria differs for each category (product, retail and marketing), ensuring that the process delivers the most commendable finalists and the most deserving winners.

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JUDGING THE

PRODUCT AWARDS

Below: It was a busy morning, spent exploring fantastic product.

The retailers on the PPS product judging panel had their work cut out this year, scrutinising thousands of product award entries submitted by hundreds of companies. Entries were sent in from right across the preschool spectrum for each of the nine different product categories, which were then judged in person by major and leading independent retail buyers.

About The Awards

Inset: Erin Hook and Grahame Hook from Bentalls get hands-on with product.

Leaving no stone unturned, suppliers of all shapes and sizes were encouraged to submit product entries (free of charge) to be judged independently on the individual merit of each product or range and how it sits in the current preschool market. Each product entered was aimed at (such as Mothercare, Tesco, Jo Jo Inset: Books were scrutinised the preschool market (aimed at 0-5 Maman Bebe, Toymaster) and as choices were made. years) and was launched at retail in specialist independent retailers from Below: Judges made sure they got to the UK between 16 July 2015 and 15 across the toy, gift, apparel, book and grips with special features. July 2016. Entries could be for a nursery spectrum. single product or a range of up to The judges were asked to consider five products, except for the each category in turn, carefully Innovation Award category which examining each entry and bearing in could be for one specific item. mind criteria such as design, cost, Each individual entry was carefully innovation and quality before logged, listed and labelled with a choosing their top five products distinct entry number featuring each from that particular category, in product's recommended retail price. order of preference. before being displayed within its awards category. Votes were then verified and counted, revealing the The product judging itself took place on Thursday 22 six deserving finalists in each category, along with the September 2016 in a central London location, with eventual winner. The finalists have been announced, but travel systems, toys, books and nursery essentials the winners remain a closely guarded featuring among the plethora of product which were secret until today's awards ceremony. carefully displayed (in the respective award categories) for the judges' perusal. Right: Sharing notes on the The responsibility of judging the product categories best buggies. Left: Huggle's Jason Heller then fell entirely eyes up potential winners. to this year's Below: Toy time for Jade Crow, JoJo Manan Bebe. impressive judging panel, which comprised toplevel buyers from some of the nation's top retailers including major multiples

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RETAIL AWARDS The retail awards are designed to reflect and recognise the professionalism, business acumen and retailing nous which has been in evidence throughout the last year. With nominees excelling in all areas of preschool retail and promotion, initial contenders in the retailer award categories were the result of nominations submitted via suppliers, distributors, wholesalers and agents, who were keen to recognise retailers they believed had excelled within the preschool sector. Nominees were then validated by a lively panel of industry retail experts at a meeting in early September, which saw the nominated retailers in each category discussed and considered before votes were cast to arrive at the chosen finalists and winners. These in-depth discussions ensured that the overall process truly recognises each retailer's approach and achievements over the last year and maintains total integrity while arriving at the eventual finalists and deserving winners.

Above: The judging for the 2016 retail award categories took place at The Grosvenor Hotel, London. Inset: The Validation Panel for the 2016 retail award categories garnered opinion from key industry executives.

The Retail Validation Panel The Validation Panel for the 2016 retail award categories included a number of top level industry executives, with experience spanning the entire preschool retailing spectrum. The panel, chaired by PPS' Rob Willis and Jacqui Parr (neither of whom had a vote), were: Eric White (East Coast Nursery), Kim Bown (Misirli), Anthony Temple (Rainbow Designs), Jane Johnstone (Cheeky Rascals), Mel Beer (Amscan/Travis), Rikesh Desai (BBC), Julie Jones (Redan Publishing), Sarah Quigley (Carte Blanche), Karen Clarke (Smart Games / Artists & Scientists), Tullika Bhalla (GfK Retail Technology), Fred Wolff (Tomy Europe), Nick Hampton (Ardega Nursery Distribution), Ruth Leonard (PMS International / GOSH Designs), Charlotte Hill (DHX Media), David Martin (Funrise International) and Rob Trup (Fiesta Crafts).

The Marketing Award With increasingly creative marketing and promotional initiatives targeting preschool children and their parents, marketing, social media and consumer engagement is now an essential part of the preschool world. The Marketing Award is designed to recognise any kind of multi-platform marketing, communication or media programme for any product or service related to the preschool sector. This includes, but is not limited to, TV advertising, PR campaigns, outdoor events, experiential activities, promotions, sponsorship, online campaigns and social media initiatives. The final shortlist of all marketing category finalists was decided by a top-notch Above: The 2016 validation panel for the Progressive Preschool Marketing Award were: 9l-r): Tristan Brooks (Arena Azure), Lisa Bryant panel of independent industry and marketing experts who came together in (Bump PR), Kelly Jones (Butterfly Consultancy), central London to discuss and debate the merits of the nominated campaigns. Lesley Singleton (Playtime PR), Richard Punk (Pink Key Consultancy), James Marsh (B3 The discussions, overseen by Richard Pink, md at Pink Key Consulting, took a Creative), Paul Godwin (PCG Consultants), and Barbara Robinson. number of factors into account, including clear measurable objectives such as effectiveness, commitment to preschool product and retail support. “This year's entries gave the judges a real challenge, with strong advocation for a number of campaigns,” said Richard. “This was the highest quality of entries we have seen, with a number of strong campaigns in serious contention for the award. While always good-natured, the judges exchanged strong views on the creativity, objectives and overall effectiveness of the campaigns.” PROGRESSIVE PRESCHOOL AWARDS 2016

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Best Supermarket Retailer of Preschool Products Sponsored by Criteria: Nominees could be UK-based supermarket retailers selling preschool product including nursery, toy, apparel and gift. These awards are for retailers' approach and achievements in the preschool market over the last year.

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Morrisons

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Sainsbury’s

Tesco

Waitrose

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Best Multiple Retailer of Preschool Products Sponsored by Criteria: Nominees could be UK-based retailers with five or more stores, selling preschool product including nursery, toy, apparel and gift. These awards are for retailers' approach and achievements in the preschool market over the last year.

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Hamleys

JoJo Maman BĂŠbĂŠ

Mamas & Papas

Mothercare

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Toys R Us (Including Babies R Us)

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Best Mixed Retailer of Preschool Products Sponsored by Criteria: Nominees could be UK-based retailers specialising in other areas but also selling preschool product including nursery, toy, apparel and gift. These awards are for retailers' approach and achievements in the preschool market over the last year.

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Argos

Boots

Marks & Spencer

Matalan

Next

TK Maxx

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Best Department Store Retailer of Preschool Products Sponsored by Criteria: Nominees could be UK-based department stores selling preschool product including nursery, toy, apparel and gift. These awards are for retailers' approach and achievements in the preschool market over the last year.

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Daniel Stores

Debenhams

Fenwick Brent Cross

Harrods

John Lewis

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Best Online Retailer of Preschool Products Sponsored by Criteria: Nominees could be UK-based online retailers selling preschool product including nursery, toy, apparel and gift. These awards are for retailers' approach and achievements in the preschool market over the last year.

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Argos.co.uk

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GLTC.co.uk

Very.co.uk

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Best Preschool Retail Initiative Sponsored by Criteria: Nominees could be UK-based retailers selling preschool product that has undertaken an activity or series of activities to promote the preschool market. These awards are for a retailer's specific initiative or its overall approach over the last year.

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Mamas & Papas

Mothercare

for its Parent-To-Be event and in-store masterclasses.

for the ongoing revamp of the in-store ELC areas and play zones.

Selfridges

The Book Nook Brighton

for its partnership with Jo Jingles to get kids moving.

Piccola Epping, Essex for its outstanding 50th anniversary celebrations.

The Entertainer

for its programme of events, readings and workshops.

for its ongoing Super Saturdays programme.

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Best Independent Nursery Retailer Sponsored by Criteria: Nominees could be UK-based retailers selling nursery product. These awards are for retailers' approach and achievements in the preschool market over the last year.

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Babycare

Bump to Baby

Huggle

Dagenham

Balham

Hampstead

Natural Baby Shower

Peppermint

Uber Kids

Bagshot

Chiswick

Wrexham

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Best Independent Apparel Retailer Sponsored by Criteria: Nominees could be UK-based retailers selling preschool clothing and accessories. These awards are for retailers' approach and achievements in the preschool market over the last year.

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JellyRolls Kidswear

Mini Mi

Lewisham

Leicester

Rochester

Niddle Noddle

Sid and Evie’s

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The Cotton Nappy Company Leamington Spa

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Best Independent Toy Retailer Sponsored by Criteria: Nominees could be UK-based retailers selling toys and other play product. These awards are for retailers' approach and achievements in the preschool market over the last year.

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Cambridge Toy Shop

Carousel

Crocodile Toy Shop

Cambridge

Christchurch

Cirencester

Storktown Toys & Prams

Toy Galaxy

When I was a kid

Ealing

Wellingborough

Leigh

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Eeny Meenie Miney Mo

Enchanted Wood Toys

Ongar

Farnham

Kiddiroo

Natures Purest

Nursery Window

Preston

York

Kensington

Brighton

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Leggings and outerwear accessories

Love To Dream, Swaddle UP collection

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Dinosaur dress-up

Peter Rabbit co-ordinated sets

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Kite daywear range from Kite Clothing

Unicorn dress-up from Travis Designs

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Best Preschool Toy Range Criteria: Open to all toys and games aimed at 0 - 5 year olds. To qualify all products being entered must have been launched at retail in the UK between July 16 2015 and July 15 2016.

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Gigi blocks from Bigjigs

Dear Zoo wooden toys from Milly & Flynn

My Fairy Garden owerpot and garden

Lion Guard play set and interactive plush

from Interplay UK

from Flair

Pirate range

Toot-Toot Friends kingdom and enchanted palace

from Playmobil

from VTech

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Best Preschool Outdoor Range Criteria: Open to all outdoor toy and play ranges aimed at 0 - 5 year olds. To qualify all products being entered must have been launched at retail in the UK between July 16 2015 and July 15 2016.

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U-Zoom scooter from Kiddimoto

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Go Green playhouse from Little Tikes

ActionPak, high-vis rucksack from LittleLife

Paw Patrol outdoor toys

Gerry the Giraffe from Trunki

from Sambro

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Best Preschool Publishing Range Criteria: Open to all books, comics and greeting cards aimed at 0 - 5 year olds. To qualify all products being entered must have been launched at retail in the UK between July 16 2015 and July 15 2016.

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Animal Babies collection

Mr. Men Adventures

Bing book collection

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Convertible publishing range

The Very Hungry Caterpillar activity publishing range

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My First JCB Books from Igloo Books

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Nomi highchair

Say Hello play mats

from DCUK

from East Coast Nursery

Amelia Aran Luxe Collection from Lapsi

Disney nursery furniture and bedding

Soho combo unit and cotbed

Lucas room set from Tutti Bambini

from Silver Cross

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Best Preschool Gift Range Criteria: Open to all giftware ranges aimed at 0 - 5 year olds. To qualify all products being entered must have been launched at retail in the UK between July 16 2015 and July 15 2016.

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Beside The Seaside breakfast sets

Taf Toys, owl toy collection

Farm Kitchen collection

from Churchill China

from Halilit

from Orange Tree Toys

Paddington For Baby gift set

Made With Love baby gift sets

from Rainbow Designs

from Silvercloud

Meiya and Alvin teethers and comforters from Suncrest Trading

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Best Preschool Mobility Range Criteria: Open to all prams, pushchairs, car seats and infant carriers aimed at 0-5 year olds. To qualify all products being entered must have been launched at retail in the UK between July 16 2015 and July 15 2016.

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egg stroller

Sirona M i-size

Pockit stroller

from BabyStyle

from Cybex

from gb

Peach 3

Evoluna i-Size infant carrier

Chase travel system

from iCandy

from Obaby

from Kiddy

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Best Preschool Essentials Range Criteria: Open to all essential infant, nursery and preschool ranges including feeding, monitoring, changing, travel product, health and hygeine. aimed at 0 to 5 year olds. To qualify, all products being entered must have been launched at retail in the UK between July 14 2015 and July 15 2016.

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Little Litecup from Litecup

Travel essentials from Diono

6-in-1 projection thermometer

Pop-in reusable nappy range

from Brother Max

from Close

Potty training essentials

Skip Hop Zoo range from Skip Hop UK

from Prince Lionheart

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The Innovation Award Criteria: This special award is for one specific item of any discipline that shows outstanding innovation in its design or technical function. To qualify all products being entered must have been launched at retail in the UK between July 16 2015 and July 15 2016.

finalists2016

Whisbear – The Humming Bear

Pacif-i connected pacifier

Duux, bluetooth baby projector

from Ardega

from Blue Maestro

from Hardenberg&Co

Lapbaby seating aid

OXO Tot mash maker

from Lapbaby

from OXO Tot

Doddl training cutlery from Phelps Innovations

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Best Wholesaler or Distributor Award Criteria: Open to all distributors and wholesalers of infant and preschool product, operating in the UK. Companies must be successfully trading, and are entered based on excellence in product selection, marketing, retail support, distribution potential, customer care, and online activity.

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Baby Brands Direct

Cheeky Rascals

Hippychick

Kayes

Little Concepts

Maguari

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Good luck to this year’s finalists

Sponsors of the Best Preschool Marketing Award

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Best Preschool Marketing and Communication Campaign Criteria: The campaign can cover any kind of marketing communication including TV advertising, PR campaign, promotion, sponsorship or other initiative for any preschool product or service. It must have appeared in the UK market during the period between July 16 2015 and July 15 2016.

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Beatrix Potter 150th anniversary

In the Night Garden and Jo Jingles

Little Tikes Town at Butlins

Nick Jr Sing-Along Summer

Peppa Pig and Asda Baby and Toddler event

Teletubbies launch

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Outstanding Achievement Award Criteria: The outstanding achievement award is open to all individuals in the preschool sector, be they retail, supplier, licensing or otherwise. Nominations were sought by way of recommendation, based on individual achievement, knowledge and performance in the preschool aged industry.

WHO WILL BE THE WINNER FOR 2016?

2015 winner Barbara Robinson

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Farm Kitchen Collection Beautifully designed wooden toys

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Beautifully designed and built to last, the furniture set includes a cot bed, under drawer, closed changing unit and spacious double wardrobe, all packed full of convenient storage solutions to give parents a much needed helping hand in organising baby’s room.

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