All of us at Heyland and Whittle are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Gift of the Year Awards! The awards are run by the Giftware Association and showcase some of the best products on the market, which is why we are so excited to be shortlisted.
This year, four of our product ranges are nominated in three categories. Our new range of Hand Creams is shortlisted for best Body Bath and Spa, our Black Narcissi Candle in a Glass and our Clementine and Prosecco range are both nominated for best Home Fragrance; while our range of products for Seasalt is shortlisted for Best Made in the UK.
So what exactly does all this mean?
First off, it means that our products will be judged by some of the most prestigious buyers in the UK. The judging panel includes people from John Lewis, the National Gallery, Ocado, Achica and more, which shows the high standard that products need to reach.
The second round of judging - the first round was at the start of the year and resulted in the shortlist - will take place on January 14th. However, we won't know if we have won anything until February 7th, with the awards ceremony taking place at the Spring Fair International 2016.
As well as our products being judged by such high profile people, winners also receive an endorsement from the awards, which is an amazing honour. Winners will also get free promotion and a lot of media coverage, which would be fantastic for our UK-made company.
You'll also get to see our products as part of a Gift of the Year showcase at the Spring Fair and Autumn Fair at the NEC in Birmingham if we are lucky enough to win in any of the three categories.
Of course, we couldn't have achieved even being shortlisted if it wasn't for our brilliant customers! We'd like to thank you all for supporting us and trying our products, which has inspired us to create more new and beautiful things.
To thank you, we're giving you 30% off and free P&P on orders over £40 until January 18th with the code 'JAN16'. Treat yourself to any of our products - whether from our shortlisted ranges or your favourite fragrances.
Don't forget to keep your fingers crossed for us on January 14th and February 7th! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest updates.