Becoming a PPSA finalist is ‘a milestone achievement’

Following the announcement of the product finalists in the Progressive Preschool Awards 2023, suppliers have been celebrating their inclusion on the prestigious list.

Paul Black PR and brand director at Andersen Press, finalist in the Best Preschool Publishing Range category, commented: “Having our Elmer publishing recognised by the Progressive Preschool Awards is a brilliant moment, topping off the hard work of many of our team. From our editorial and design team, through to marketing, PR and charity partners we have all worked to boost Elmer’s profile and create some beautiful books – this is a moment to celebrate.”

Kiki & Sebby is in the running for the Best Preschool Home or Furniture Range. Founder Alice Au, told us: “At KIKI & SEBBY, our mission has always been to create innovative and high-quality products that enrich the early learning and growth of children around the world. It’s truly humbling to see our hard work and dedication recognised by the judges and our peers in the industry. We understand the rigorous selection process, and we are sincerely grateful for the effort put in by the judging buyers to acknowledge our contribution.

“This awards event holds immense significance to us, as it symbolises a milestone achievement and an opportunity to connect with other industry leaders and celebrate the collective achievements that drive the preschool sector forward.”

Finalist in the Best Infant Development Range category, Paul Blackaby, ceo of Sambro International, said: “We couldn’t be more thrilled that we’ve been shortlisted in the Best Infant Development Range category for our range in collaboration with Cosatto.

“We have a strong relationship with Cosatto, and utilising our expertise in the pre-school sector and Cosatto’s design-led approach, we have created an inspired range of best-selling baby activity toys to be proud of.

“We’re immensely honoured to be among some great names in the running and wish everybody luck on the night.”

The winners will be revealed at a lavish lunchtime celebration at the Royal Lancaster London on Tuesday 14 November.

Finalists in the Retail, Marketing and Distributor/Wholesaler categories will be announced shortly.

Tickets and tables for the event can be reserved easily and securely online by visiting or by contacting Clare Hollick at Create Events: or +44 (0)1183 340085. It is recommended that you reserve your place(s) as soon as possible.


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