Nursery Today magazine

BANTAS' big night beckons

The Baby Products Association (BPA) has announced the Baby and Nursery Trade Awards (BANTA) shortlist with a number of fabulous products in the running to win industry recognition at Harrogate International Nursery Fair this year.

Julie James, member and technical manager for the BPA, said: “These awards are only open to companies exhibiting at Harrogate and once again we had a huge amount of entries with the judges’ work cut out trying to pick those products that really stood out from the rest.”

Companies with shortlisted products have been contacted and asked to bring samples to a designated area at Harrogate International Nursery Fair on Saturday 19 March ready for judges to meet and make final decisions on Sunday.

Julie continues: “All of the judges are nursery industry experts with many years' collective experience. They will be looking at the products in terms of quality, value for money, market need and commercial viability and the winning products will be those that they consider will be must haves in shops over the coming year.”

The winners of the BANTAs will be announced at the BANTA Awards Dinner at the Majestic Hotel on Sunday 20 March.

This is a ticket-only event and includes pre-dinner drinks (sponsored by Absolutely Mama magazine), a three-course dinner with wine (sponsored by The Baby Show) and live entertainment from the fabulous band HUGE. The BANTAs are sponsored by Nursery Today magazine.

For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, click here.

The full shortlist is as follows:

BANTA 2016 SHORTLIST
Company Name                                                              Product Name
Travel

Apramo UK Ltd                                                               Apramo ONE
Bebecar UK Ltd (East Coast Nursery Ltd)                     Spot Tech
Joie Children's Products Ltd                                          Joie Every Stage 0+/1/2/3 car seat
Lapsi UK Ltd                                                                  BABYHOME Vida Stroller
Lapsi UK Ltd                                                                  Noordi Polaris Sport
MagicBaby/VENICCI                                                     Venicci 3V
Nuna via Joie                                                                 REBL
Obaby Ltd                                                                      ABC Design Mamba Plus
Obaby Ltd                                                                      Zeal Bundle

Travel Accessories
Baby&More Ltd                                                             Choopie CityStroll2
Connecta Baby Ltd                                                       Connecta Baby Carrier
Halilit                                                                             Taf Toys Playful Cloud Shade
Kidnative Ltd                                                                 Tidy Freaks
Nuna via Joie                                                                SENA
Oxford Space Structures                                              SpaceCot
Thule                                                                            Sapling Elite

Sleep Accessories
Ardega Nursery Distribution                                         Whisbear
Crane USA (Nimans)                                                   Cool Mist Humidifier
Hardenberg & Co                                                         Duux Bluetooth Projector Night Light
Lapsi Ltd                                                                      Babyhome SideLight Bed Guard
Natures Purest                                                             My First Friend Sleeping Bag
Tuck n' Snug                                                                Tuck n' Snug

Toys
East Coast Nursery Ltd                                               "Say Hello" Tummy Time Dicovery Toy
Golden Bear Products Ltd                                           My First Forever Friends Sweet Dreams
Greenover Sports/Globber Scooters                           Globber 5in1
Halilit                                                                           Taf Toys Musical Car Toy Owl
Hardenberg & Co                                                        Sassy Silly Sensory Blocks Range
Hippychick Ltd                                                             Pl-ug Ultimate Den Kit
Myweeteepee Ltd                                                        Isabella Flower Fairy Children's Play Teepee Bundle
Natures Purest                                                            Natures Nathan Ragdoll

In Home
East Coast Nursery Ltd                                              Rest & Play 360° Dreamer Rocker
Hardenberg & Co                                                       Duux Ultrasonic Air Humidifier
Lapsi UK Ltd                                                              Micuna Big Juvi
Lapsi UK Ltd                                                              Micuna OVO City
Obaby Ltd                                                                  Disney Nursery Bundle
RHSM Group                                                             Little Chick London Breathable Bedside Crib
Saplings                                                                    Katie Crib
Shnuggle                                                                   Dreami

Safety
Ardega Nursery Distribution                                      Callowesse Magnetic Locks
Ardega Nursery Distribution                                      Lights Out XL
Ardega Nursery Distribution                                      Mommy's Helper Lid-Lok
Ardega Nursery Distribution                                     Motorola MBP853 Connect Wi-Fi HD Video Monitor
Ardega Nursery Distribution                                     Onni Twinkle Connect Smart Monitor
Hardenberg & Co                                                      Angelcare AC1300 Movement, Video & Sound Baby Monitor
ifindyou                                                                      ifindyou child safety app and locator
RHSM Group                                                             Little Chick London Bed Bolster

Feeding, Cleaning and Changing
Bibetta Ltd                                                                  Folding Star Baby Changing Mat
DoddleCreation Ltd                                                    DoddleBags
Hippychick Ltd                                                           Tidy Tot Bib and Tray Kit
Lassig GmbH                                                             Rice Husk Dish Set
Natures Purest                                                          Pure Love Cuddle Robe and Wash Mitt
Twistshake of Sweden AB                                       Twistshake

Best New Product
Apramo UK Ltd                                                        Apramo ONE
Ardega Nursery Distribution                                    Motorola MBP853 Connect Wi-Fi HD Video Monitor
Ardega Nursery Distribution                                    Whisbear
BabyStyle UK Ltd                                                    Hybrid Edge
Chiaro Technology                                                  Elvie
Halilit                                                                       Taf Toys Musical Boat Cot Toy
Hardenberg & Co                                                   Sassy Pop Playmat
ifindyou                                                                   ifindyou child safety app and locator
Innovative Baby Products Ltd                                Sleepybobo - Gerry the Giraffe


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