The Henries Awards 2016 took place in the glittering surroundings of the prestigious Lancaster London Hotel on Thursday October 6 to celebrate the immense creativity in the UK greeting card industry. Over 700 greeting card industry publishers and retailers attended the event to honour the industry’s best greeting card ranges. Over 14,000 greeting cards were entered into The Henries year, judged by a panel of over 40 prestigious retailers, including buyers from John Lewis, Scribbler, Paperchase, WHSmiths, Tesco, Waterstones, Moonpig and a host of leading independents.
BBC Asian Network DJ and television presenter, Tommy Sandhu, compered the Bollywood themed event this year.
Warren Lomax, joint owner of The Henries awards commented: “What a fantastic night for the UK greeting card industry. It is great to shine the spotlight on the fantastic creativity, innovation and design within the greeting card industry.”
Celebrating its 21st year, The Henries Awards is owned and organised by Progressive Greetings magazine, the only monthly greeting card trade magazine in the world, celebrates the achievements of a thriving UK industry that leads the world and is worth over £1.6 billion.
Hallmark was awarded in two categories:
Best Licensed Range
Star Wars: The Force Awakens from Hallmark
Award sponsored by Skeet Print
Best Wholesale Range
Gold Female Contemporary from Hambledon Studios (Hallmark Cards)