Apples to Pears wins progressive Preschool Award 2014

Adding another accolade to its impressive achievements, Apples to Pears has received the seal of approval from the preschool industry, after the Farm in a Tin won the Best Gift Range category in this year?s prestigious awards.

The winners of the 2014 Progressive Preschool Awards were announced at a high-profile event at The Dorchester Hotel in London’s Mayfair. Hosted by comedian Rob Deering, the awards were attended by nearly 400 suppliers and retailers who came together to celebrate the entire preschool industry.

All product entries were judged by a panel of expert retail buyers who bought their specialist knowledge and expertise from right across the preschool arena. The deserving winners were rewarded for product excellence, innovation and dedication.

Beating strong competition from such ranges as ?Guess How Much I Love You? and ?The Very Hungry Caterpillar?, Apples to Pears? Managing Director Brett Granger admitted: ?…I was on tenterhooks at the ceremony right up until the point we were announced winners of the Best Gift Range. Back in the office the team were following the announcements on twitter and there was a huge cheer when news of our victory was relayed. Everyone is really excited at the prospect of our Gift in a Tin range potentially now reaching an even wider audience.?

“Thursday 13 November was a remarkable day for the top achievers and champions of the preschool sector,” said Rob Willis, publisher of Progressive Preschool. “The afternoon saw the industry coming together to celebrate and recognise the true cross-category nature of preschool product and retail. It’s a real honour to be able to shine a spotlight on some of the incredible work that’s taken place over the last year. ?

Among the sponsors for the 2014 Progressive Preschool Awards were Tomy, Disney, Harrogate International Nursery Fair, Manhattan Toy Europe, The Baby Show from Clarion Events, B Kids UK, Carte Blanche Group, Mi-PR, GfK Retail Technology, Nickelodeon, Hoho Entertainment / IVS, Misirli, VMC Accessories, KD UK, Cheeky Rascals, Withit Licensing, LittleLife and Bump PR as media sponsor.

All photos from the Progressive Preschool Awards 2014 are now available for you to view and download from the official website,, while the official awards brochure is also available to view online.

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