Progressive Preschool Awards winners revealed

Hosted by comedian Sean Collins, the event celebrating independent retailers, major retailers and suppliers in the preschool industry, took place on Monday, November 11th.
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The winners of the first ever Progressive Preschool Awards were revealed at a ceremony held at London's Dorchester Hotel this week.

Hosted by comedian Sean Collins, the event celebrating independent retailers, major retailers and suppliers in the preschool industry, took place on Monday, November 11th.

"The event was a spectacular celebration for the high achievers and champions of the pre-school sector," said Rob Willis, publisher of Progressive Preschool.

"The afternoon truly brought the industry together to recognise the power of quality product, superior retail and relationships that go beyond the balance sheet."

300 retailers, suppliers, exhibition organisers and trade associations attended the event in Mayfair alongside awards sponsors including Advanstar, Carte Blanche Greetings, Cheeky Rascals, Fisher-Price/Mattel, Inspiration Works, Warner Bros, Disney and VTech.

The winners (pictured) of the Progressive Preschool Awards, 2013 are:

Best Preschool Apparel and Accessories Range
PaddlePak Tropical Range from Trunki

Best Preschool Toy Range
Plan Toys from Great Gizmos

Best Preschool Publishing Range
Baby’s Very First Touchy-Feely and Lift-The-Flap Playbooks from Usborne Children’s Books

Best Preschool Home Décor, Furniture and Bedding Range
Koo-di Bath Range from Weybury Hildreth

Best Preschool Gift Range
Organic Baby Clothing Giftset from Kite Kids

Best Preschool Mobility Product
Ip Op Evolution Travel System from Bébécar, distributed by East Coast Nursery

Best Preschool Feeding Product
Pulp Silicone Teething Feeder from Boon, distributed by Tomy

The Innovation Award
Angel Care Soft-Touch Bath Support, from Hardenberg & Co

The Marketing Award
Let Toys be Toys

Best Independent Nursery Retailer
Ann¹s Prams Nursery & Baby Centre, Petersfield

Best Independent Toy Retailer
Kids Stuff Toymaster, Wells

Best Independent Apparel, Lifestyle, Giftwear Retailer
Igloo Kids, Islington, St John's Wood and Chelsea

Best Supermarket Retailer of Preschool Products
Sainsbury’s

Best Multiple Retailer of Preschool Products
JoJo Maman Bébé

Best Varietal Retailer of Preschool Products
Boots

Best Department Store
John Lewis

Best Online Retailer
Kiddicare

Best Preschool Retailer Initiative
JoJo Maman Bébé for its photoshoots of children of friends and customers

The Progressive Preschool Awards will now become an annual event with the date for the 2014 awards pending confirmation.

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