Finalists unveiled in top industry awards

4/8/14 Carte Blanche Group is celebrating a fantastic team effort after reaching the finals of the prestigious Henries Awards in three separate categories.

The awards – recognised as the ‘Oscars’ of the greeting card industry - are judged by a panel of 60 top retailers including buyers from Paperchase, W H Smith, Tesco, Scribbler, Clintons, Longacres, Joy, Waitrose, Fenwick, Fortnum & Mason, House of Cards, Funky Pigeon, Jarrolds, Moonpig as well as many leading independent stores. This year over 14,000 cardswere entered in 18 different categories, with just six finalists nominated for each category.

Carte Blanche is delighted to be a finalist in the following categories:

Best Male Range Hotchpotch Publishing’s ‘Gordon Bennett’

Best Licensed Range Hotchpotch Publishing’s ‘Pickle Parade’

Best Service to the Independent Retailer Carte Blanche Group

Steve Blakemore, 2D Category Director at Carte Blanche Group, said “We are delighted and proud to be nominated in several categories at this year’s Henries. In such an incredibly crowded industry it is fantastic to be recognised for both our superb creative talent and for offering a service to our customers that stands out as some of the very best available. Hotchpotch Publishing’s Pickle Parade has also reached the finals in this Year’s Licensing Awards in the best Licensed Paper Products and Stationery category, so we’ll be crossing everything for success in both of these highly coveted industry awards!”

The winners will be announced at the Henries Awards ceremony on October 9th at the Lancaster Hotel in London.