Progressive Preschool Awards 2023: Independent retail finalists take a bow

The finalists across the independent retail categories for the Progressive Preschool Awards 2023 have been named.

The finalists reflect the cross-category focus of the Progressive Preschool Awards, spanning a broad selection of retailers which have made their mark within the preschool aged industry over the past year across nursery, apparel, giftware and toy.

“The independent categories always have a high level of nominations and this year was no exception,” commented Rob Willis, chief operating officer at Max Publishing, which owns and organises the Progressive Preschool Awards. “Each and every one of those nominations showed a real passion for independent high street retailing – going above and beyond to service their customers.

“We cannot wait to celebrate with the industry on 14 November and find out the worthy winners in each of the categories.”

The Retail finalists in the Progressive Preschool Awards 2023 are:

Best Independent Nursery Retailer

  • A3 Baby Barn, Esher
  • Baby Store, Sheffield
  • Babyland, Fife
  • Bambinista, London
  • King’s Baby Shop, Armagh
  • Lilycuddles Baby Store, Wellingborough
  • Newbie & Me Baby Store, Birmingham
  • Premier Baby, Stoke On Trent

 

Best Independent Apparel Retailer

  • Ben & Lola, Putney
  • Bo-Belles Boutique, Leek
  • Little Leggs, Shenfield
  • Mya Rose, Hull
  • Ragamuffin, New Alresford
  • Simply So Lovely, Hunstanton
  • This Little Piggy, Wokingham
  • Tickittyboo, Chipping Norton

 

Best Independent Giftware Retailer

  • Alf & Co, Nottingham
  • Buttercup, Whitstable
  • Ella’s Toy Shop, Stow on the Wold
  • Fox + Bramble, Ipswich
  • From The Stork Bespoke Baby, Stoke On Trent
  • Lucky and Gray, Melbourne
  • Niddle Noddle, Crouch End
  • Radish Loves, Marlborough

 

Best Independent Toy Retailer

  • Argosy Toys, Westcliffe-on-Sea
  • Gosling Toymaster, Stockport
  • Jolly’s Toys & Games, Kettering
  • Kids Stuff, Tunbridge Wells
  • QT Toys, Wandsworth
  • Tickety Boo, Norwich
  • Treasures of Wetherby Toy Shop, Wetherby
  • Toys N Trends, Whitstable

The Progressive Preschool Awards 2023 will take place on Tuesday 14 November at the Royal Lancaster London.

Tickets and tables for the Progressive Preschool Awards 2023 can be reserved easily and securely online by visiting Max-Tickets.net or by contacting Clare Hollick at Create Events: clare@createvents.co.uk or +44 (0)1183 340085.

Sponsors of the 2023 event include: Allison Baby (Joie), Amscan International, Aykroyd & Sons, Azaria PR, BBC Studios, BTHA & Toy Fair, Bébélephant, Bulldog Licensing & Sesame Street, Good Play Guide, Grapevine Global Communications, Harrogate International Nursery Fair, Hasbro, Insights Family, Jazwares, Juratoys, Media Snug & Nursery Online, Misirli, Moonbug Entertainment, Online4Baby, Paramount, Penguin Ventures, Poetic Brands, Rainbow Designs, Redan Publishing, Toymaster, Vista PR, Walker Books, Wildbrain CPLG.

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