SALTBURN’S Holly Blue Card and Gift Shop has once more reached the finals of the 2019 Retas, the nationwide greeting card retailing awards.

The Retas are the only dedicated award for greetings card retailers, celebrating the finest stockists in the UK. Launched in 2005 by Progressive Greetings, they recognise and celebrate the top independent and multiple greeting card retailers regionally and nationally, and also acknowledge outstanding retail employees.

These awards for retailers have risen immeasurably in status in recent years and are now universally acknowledged as being measures of excellence. As one in six shops sell greetings cards, the finalists emerge from a wide range of highly competitive areas and reaching the finals is a huge achievement.

Holly Blue, with its colourful and diverse range of greetings cards and helpful staff, has been nominated for ‘Best Newcomer North’.

“It is good to be nominated for a second year” said Mr Michael Hampson, owner of Holly Blue. Again, the consistent support of fiancée Jacqui Buckworth has contributed to another happy year in Saltburn.

“Saltburn is an excellent community and it is great to represent it as a finalist once more”.

The Retas award winners are to be announced at the Retas Awards Lunch on Wednesday, July 10, at the Grosvenor Hotel, London.