Product entries are coming in thick and fast for the The Progressive Preschool Awards 2018 – the trade awards for the toy, nursery and preschool product and retail sector.
The awards, which are now in their sixth year, are considered a benchmark of excellence throughout the industry, with previous winners delighted to have been recognised for outstanding product, retailing and marketing.
“It’s great to win an award that is so well respected in the industry,” said Sambro’s director Nikki Samuels. “It’s been a fantastic event from start to finish.”
“This year (2017) was our first time at the PPS awards and it was a really great event,” offered David Welsh, managing director of Joie UK. “We were thrilled to win top honours at the first attempt, with great recognition for the Spin 360 car seat, in what was clearly a wide ranging and hotly contested nursery category.”
The awards are totally free to enter and the product categories (as listed here) will be judged by a number of major and independent retail buyers. This prestigious judging panel has previously included experts from John Lewis, Bentalls, Mothercare, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Toymaster, Character.com and M&Co as well as a number of specialist independent retailers.
“It has been extremely helpful to see the whole range of preschool product on display here,” commented Greg Stanton, senior buyer at Kiddicare, during last year’s judging. “Having the opportunity to play with a product without any pressure to buy makes such a difference!”
Winners will be announced at a lavish lunchtime event at The Dorchester Hotel in London on Thursday 8 November, surrounded by over 400 suppliers, retailers and industry pioneers.
Entering product into the awards is simple and completely free – just download and complete this simple form and send it in along with a sample to be judged by the panel. The closing date for entry is Friday 6 July, 2018.
For more information, please visit the dedicated PPS Awards page. Details on how to enter the retail, marketing and special awards will be announced in the coming weeks.