Nursery Today magazine

And the winner is...

Held at the Majestic Hotel last night, it was time for the winners of the prestigious BANTAs (sponsored by Nursery Today Magazine) to be announced

Yesterday morning, when the Harrogate International Nursery Fair opened its doors, the judges for this year’s BPA Baby and Nursery Trade Awards (BANTAs) assembled for the tough task of finalising the winners. 

Sponsored by Nursery Today, the BANTAs are much coveted as they single out exceptional products from the multitude at the exhibition, all of which, in the judge’s opinion, stand out from the crowd and are highly recommended to retailers attending the show.

Putting the shortlisted products through their paces, the judges were looking for innovation and products in line with current buying trends across the categories. All products entered - both innovative new items to the market tried-and-tested best-sellers – were judged on quality, consumer appeal, unique selling points and safety features. The judges commended all of this year’s entries in what was a close competition.

The awards ceremony, held at the Majestic Hotel last night, was a must-attend event full of fun, frivolity and the best products the industry has to offer. The winners were awarded their well-earned BANTA awards – a sign of industry excellence.

Hot off the press, we bring you the winners and the highly commended, for each of the categories. We’ve also included the stand numbers to assist you in finding all of this year’s winners.
Make sure to pick up tomorrow’s issue of the Daily News, where we bring you more from the awards, including pictures of the ceremony and evening’s entertainment.
The categories for 2014 were: Child Restraints; Wheeled Goods; Playtime; Sleep Accessories; Travel Accessories; In Home; Safety; Feeding, Cleaning & Changing; and Best New Product.

Here are the winners and highly-commended products in full:

Child Restraints Category

Winner: Simple Parenting (CuddleCo Ltd) Doone – The Next-Generation car seat
Highly Commended: Dorel – 2way Duo Pack

Wheeled Goods Category
Winner: BabyStyle UK Ltd – Oyster 2
Highly commended: Emmaljunga - Double Viking

Playtime Category
Winner: Halilit – Taf Toys Developmental Walker
Highly commended: Great Gizmos Ltd – Plan Toys Bird Walker

Sleep Accessories Category
Winner: Sweet Dreamers Ltd – Russell The Dream Sheepdog
Highly commended: Small Ideas Ltd - LumiPotti

Travel Accessories Category
Winner: Diono – Easy View Plus
Highly commended: East Coast Nursery Ltd - Tiny Love Take Along Bouncer

In Home Category
Winner: Cheeky Rascals Ltd – Mima Moon
Highly commended: NSAuk (Newton Stovold Associates Ltd) Babybay – Trend

Safety Category
Winner: Cheeky Rascals Ltd – Lascal KiddyGuard Assure
Highly commended: Belt Up Kidz – Belt Up Kidz

Feeding, Cleaning and Changing Category
Winner: Lässig GmbH – Green Label Neckline Bag Denim Blue
Highly commended: TMC Ventures Europe – Sili Squeeze Original with Spill-Proof Spout

Best New Product Category
Winner: CuddleCo Ltd – Greentom UPP
Highly commended: Prince Lionheart (UK) Ltd - yoMOTO

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