Start-up Entrepreneur Scoops Five Awards in one week Wednesday 28 September 2011 PDF Print It’s been a truly amazing week Last week was a week like no other for Gander Kids as the company collected the equivalent of an award a day! The UK-based toy and play furniture importer and distributor scooped two Practical Pre-School Awards, a Practical Parenting Magazine Award, Best Start Up at Mumpreneur UK and was listed in the O2 SMARTA100 business awards. Maxine Lewis, founder of Gander Kids, said: “It’s been a truly amazing week". To have won all of these awards is testament to the quality of our products and our determination to provide innovative, new and stylish toys and play furniture retailers can offer UK consumers. Given we are not yet a year old, we are delighted to have received such widespread industry recognition. These awards deliver that independent endorsement that gives retailers the confidence to invest in our products, which means we can look forward to developing the business in 2012 and supporting retailers with new lines." Gander Kids enjoyed a range of podium finishes after it won Gold for P’kolino multi-solution puzzles and Silver for the P’Kolino Playful Art Set in the Practical Pre-School Awards. Practical Parenting and Pregnancy Magazine awarded the Bronze to the multi-solution puzzles and Mumpreneur UK sponsored by Yell, awarded Gander Kids the Best Start Up. Rounding off the fistful of gongs was making the winners list at the O2’s SMARTA100 awards. Maxine added: “The warehouse is full of our latest P’Kolino and IVI products and we’re now head down into the Christmas season as we work to meet retailer demand.” Retailers interested in stocking the award winning range should email firstname.lastname@example.org ABOUT GANDER KIDS Gander Kids is a London based importer and wholesale distributor of quality toys and play furniture to the UK market. With parents becoming more design aware, cash conscious and often space-starved, Gander Kids aims to meet the needs of today’s parents by sourcing products from around the world bringing to the UK a new generation of stylish, affordable, multi-use products for children aged one to seven. As parents we believe that high quality children’s products shouldn’t break the bank but at Gander we want them to break the mould. Maxine Lewis founded Gander in 2010 following a successful career in financial services. She is supported by a network of professionals in fields including Retail Marketing, PR, and logistics. www.ganderkids.co.uk ABOUT P’KOLINO P’kolino (pee-ko-lee-no) was founded to improve play at home by two dads with a passion for creating great products. With the help of friends, family and a global network of designers, P’kolino has created play products that are beloved worldwide for their playful style and smart functionality. Their innovative line of toys, play furnishings, art supplies, décor and more offer children of all ages playfully smart solutions to improve play at home. P'kolino was founded in 2004 and is located in Florida, USA. ABOUT IVI RUGS Founded by architect and product designer mum of 2, IVI was created to encourage play away from a TV screen and contribute to creative and imaginative development of the next generation. IVI rugs are high quality, high design and made in Turkey, a country renowned for their skills in quality carpet production. For more information or product images, please contact: email@example.com Tel;@ 01274 583 043 or 07795 481 671 Or Maxine Lewis Hello@ganderkids.co.uk Tel: (0)208 853 8355 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Gander Limited in the following categories: Children & Teenagers, Home & Garden, Business & Finance, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.