As the UK’s nursery industry prepares for the Harrogate International Nursery Fair this weekend, the Baby Products Association has announced the shortlisted products for its 2022 Baby and Nursery Trade Awards (BANTAs), which take place at Harrogate International Nursery Fair this coming weekend (16-18 October 2022).
The BANTAs have always been the highlight of the show, and retailers and buyers attending look out for the products which the judges (who are all industry experts) have deemed to be the best in the show. Products are judged on several criteria which the judges believe make them attractive to consumers, including safety, functionality, desirability, and value for money.
Julie Milne of the Baby Products Association advises: “The BANTAs are only open for entry to companies exhibiting at the Harrogate show, with the aim to point retailers in the right direction when seeking what in the judges’ opinions are the highlights of the show. The winners will be announced on Sunday afternoon (16th October) with the products chosen based on design, style, market need and price.”
The categories this year are:
In the Nursery
Textiles & Soft Accessories
Toys & Educational
Best New Product
For the full list, and to find out more about the BANTAs click here.
The shortlisted companies will be emailed directly and invited to bring a sample of their product to the BANTA judging area, which is next to the Organiser’s Office at the entrance of Hall A.