Create and Craft, the award winning multi – channel craft retailer, are honored to have been nominated for an amazing 6 awards at this year’s Best of Craft Awards (formally known as the International Craft Awards), hosted by Crafts Beautiful magazine.
The categories Create and Craft have been nominated in are as follows:
- Most Loved Crafts TV Shopping Channel
- Best Rated Customer Service
- Crafting Man of the Year – Dean Wilson
- Crafting Woman of the Year – Dawn Wheeler
- Crafting Woman of the Year – Stephanie Weightman
- Most Inspiring Blog
The Best of Craft Awards have evolved to become a renowned highlight of the crafting calendar, and the nominees for this prestigious occasion have now been chosen and shortlisted for 2019 by the dedicated readers of Crafts Beautiful and PaperCrafter magazines. Recognised as a genuine mark of quality within the craft industry, the Best of Craft Awards prides itself in commemorating key brands and personalities as well as drawing attention and recognition to the smaller independent stores across the UK, authors and influencers.
This year, new categories have been introduced to reflect the trends for 2019, with additions that include Crafting Woman and Crafting Man of the Year, Mixed Media Must-Haves, Most Inspiring Craft Book and Most Reliable Adhesive. The awards are a unique opportunity for consumers to let the brands, producers, designers and retailers know how much they are respected. Readers, and indeed the crafting community, are able to voice their opinions and communicate this to all the people who dedicate so much time in providing them with the very best creative experiences, materials and inspiration.
From the 15th August 2019 through to the 14th November 2019, crafters will have the opportunity to cast their votes for each of the categories. Winners will be announced in early 2020. The voting process kicks off in the September issues of Crafts Beautiful and PaperCrafter magazines or via an online voting form available at craftawards.com or by heading over to the Create and Craft website below using the following link: https://acevillepublications.typeform.com/to/GMKGCU
Jamie Martin, CEO of Create and Craft, commenting said: “I am delighted that Create and Craft has been nominated for six awards.” “The nominee’s deserve the recognition for all their hard work throughout the year which makes Create and Craft such a unique and special business.”
Notes to Editors –
About Create and Craft TV
Create and Craft, part of the Ideal Shopping Direct Group, is an award winning multi – channel craft retailer. Create and Craft broadcasts live on TV and online in the UK and US to over 70 million homes. It offers paper craft, jewellery, sewing, cake decorating and knitting products. Create and Craft is part of Ideal Shopping Direct Limited, one of the UK’s leading multi-channel home shopping retailers with a growing team of 700 based in Peterborough, UK. Ideal Shopping Direct is the most prolific broadcaster of live television in the UK and the No1 direct retailer in craft in the UK. Create and Craft won GOLD in seven categories at the 2016 International Craft Awards including; Best TV Shopping Channel for Crafts, Best for Quality, Best for Customer Service, Best Website, and Best on-line shop. In September 2015, the business was acquired by US private equity firm Blackstone.
US customers access Create and Craft via its dedicated channel on Dish TV channel 221, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android or Apple apps via createandcraft.com 24hrs a day.
UK customers access Create and Craft via Freeview channel 23, Sky channel 683, Freesat 813, Virgin 748, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android or Apple apps and via createandcraft.com
About the International Craft Awards
The awards are 100% nominated and then voted for by the readers who really care about their hobby. The International Craft Awards are now well established as a genuine and true mark of quality within the craft industry, providing a platform for consumers to let the brands, producers, designers and retailers know how much they value them.