2 in a row for Geronimo!
The Henries Awards 2017 took place in the glittering surroundings of the prestigious Lancaster London Hotel on Thursday October 5 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 Scribbler, Waitrose, Paperchase, WHSmiths, National Trust, and a host of leading independents.
Comedian, John Robins, compered the Parisian 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 22nd 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 £1.6billion
The Art File team were absolutely delighted to hear that it’s male orientated greeting card collection, Geronimo made it two wins in two consecutive years in the ‘Best Male Collection ‘category at the prestigious awards! A rare feat, achieved by very few publishers to date.
Lucie Whitehead, The Art File designer behind the collection had this to say on the win, “I am incredibly happy that Geronimo has won the award two years in a row! It's a great achievement for The Art File, and it’s lovely to celebrate the success of all the hard work the team has put in this year.”
Furthermore to this, Managing Director Ged Mace had this to add about the win, ‘This is a fantastic achievement for all involved in The Art File, I would like to express my thanks to those who voted for Geronimo for a second year running. Historically it’s very difficult to create a long term successful male orientated range, and this award shows that we’re on the right track.’
The Art File team returned to Nottingham very happy chaps indeed!
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