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Winners announced for the Progressive Preschool Awards 2019

Hosted by award-winning comedian Stuart Goldsmith, the event was a roaring success, with retailers, suppliers and industry legends all taking to the stage to collect their trophies.

“Once again the PPS awards have been a genuine celebration of the hard work, dedication and commitment that has been seen across the preschool industry over the past year,” said publishing director Rob Willis. “We are honoured to host an event that brings together the cream of the preschool sector and our thanks go out to every entrant, sponsor and guest for making this year’s event so very special.”

The Outstanding Achievement Award was given to Robert Anslow, md of the Baby Products Association (BPA) and Harrogate International Nursery Fair, who thanked the industry in an emotional and heartfelt speech.

Above: The winners of the Progressive Preschool Awards 2019
Above: The winners of the Progressive Preschool Awards 2019

The winners of The Progressive Preschool Awards 2019 are:

Best Supermarket Retailer of Preschool Products
Sponsored by Cooneen By Design

Best Multiple Retailer of Preschool Products
The Entertainer
Sponsored by Misirli

Best Mixed Retailer of Preschool Products
Sponsored by Rainbow Designs

Best Department Store Retailer of Preschool Products
Bentalls – Fenwick Group
Sponsored by Dennicci / Blues

Best Online Retailer of Preschool Products
Sponsored by Aykroyd & Sons

Best Preschool Retail Initiative
The Entertainer
Sponsored by Viacom Nickelodeon

Best Independent Nursery Retailer
A3 Baby Barn, Surrey
Sponsored by East Coast Nursery

Best Independent Apparel Retailer
Snügg Kids, Sheffield
Sponsored by Amscan International

Best Independent Gift Retailer
The Growing Tree, Market Harborough
Sponsored by Hippychick

Best Independent Toy Retailer
Toy Galaxy, Ealing
Sponsored by RH Smith & Sons (Smiffys)

Best Preschool Apparel and Accessories Range
Peter Rabbit TV range for George from Aykroyds
Sponsored by WildBrain spark

Best Preschool Toy Range
Tiny Paws Pet Hotel from Playmobil
Sponsored by BBC Studios

Best Preschool STEM Range
Explore & Discover range from GALT
Sponsored by Fundamentally Children

Best Preschool Publishing Range
That’s Not My… 20th Anniversary Collection from Usborne Publishing
Sponsored by Redan Publishing

Best Preschool Home or Furniture Range
Next2me Magic side-sleeping crib from Chicco
Sponsored by Harrogate International Nursery Fair

Best Preschool Gift Range
The Snowman Tonie from Boxine
Sponsored by Centum Books

Best Wheeled Goods/Car Seats Range
Maxi-Cosi 3wayFamily range from Dorel
Sponsored by Vista Public Relations

Best Preschool Essentials Range
Moby bathtime essentials from SkipHop
Sponsored by Respiro by Baby Trend

Best Preschool Kids Lifestyle Range
Children’s unicorn suitcase from LittleLife
Sponsored by Poetic Brands

Best Infant Development Range
Taf Toys Koala Daydream collection from Halilit
Sponsored by

Best Preschool Marketing and Communication Campaign
The Entertainer with The Big Toy Rehoming
Sponsored by Azaria

Best Wholesaler or Distributor of Preschool Product
Sponsored by Diono

The Outstanding Achievement Award
Robert Anslow
Sponsored by Toymaster

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