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Gift of the Year - One month to go
The Gift of the Year competition close date is fast approaching – Friday the 25th November to be exact. So please ensure that you have registered your entries before this date for a chance of your products winning. Remember you can enter your product into more than one category for it to stand an increased chance of winning the coveted prize of ‘Gift of the Year 2017’
Rebranded for 2016, the Gift of the Year competition is organised by the Giftware Association and is the perfect way to raise your company profile as well as showcasing your products to leading industry figures on our select judging panel. We have seen a huge response this year, with 126 companies entering to date, 62 of these being non-members of the GA, showing how important an accolade the Gift of the Year title is to everyone in the gift and home industry. Around 50 companies who have entered this year have never entered before, which shows that the giftware industry is thriving with new ideas and products.
The judging panel this year sees the return of several judges, including Martin de la Fuente from Ocado and Sara Allbright from John Lewis; and we welcome newcomers Stuart Heritage, head of Buying for Wyvale Garden Centres and Maggie Thornton, Owner of Alligator Pear, among many others.