Creased Awarded Top Accolade At Industry Awards

Retas 2016 Winner - Home Counties

Brighton-Based Creased Cards Receives Prestigious “Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – Home Counties” Award At The Retas 2016 Ceremony

‘The Retas’ greeting card retail awards ceremony took place n 13th July 2016 at The Dorchester Hotel, London to award the UK’s best greeting card retailers. Brighton-based Creased Cards, received the prestigious award of “Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – Home Counties” as a recognition of their fantastic development.

The awards ceremony of The Retas greeting card retail awards took place on 13th July 2016 at The Dorchester Hotel in London.  More than 425 greeting card retailers, publishers and suppliers attended the event to honour the “crème de la crème” of their industry.

Brighton based Creased Cards is now confirmed as one of the top companies in the country as it received the award “Best Independent Greeting Card Retailer – Home Counties”.  The company is an innovative and refreshing greeting card & wrap retailer. Their first shop is located in the famous Lanes shopping area of Brighton and offers a fantastic mix of contemporary, cutting edge products, coupled with some (very) risqué humour cards – all sitting alongside some unique locally created cards and gifts, all of which are guaranteed to put a smile on the face of the recipient.  This award is a prestigious recognition of the company’s development and the huge efforts behind it.

As Paul Jarman, Owner and Founder of Creased Cards, emphasises “We’re delighted to have been recognised by our industry peers and the award we’ve received is a testament to the products we choose and our great team. Creased is entering an exciting phase of its young life, as we look to expand in the next 12-18 months. If all works out well, in the next 3 years we’ll have another 4 stores across the country.”

He goes on to explain why Creased Cards is successful, “In my view, a successful retail business is based on two things – great product & great people – if you have those two things, you are likely to succeed. We work with a lot of smaller publisher partners, both local and national, in order to have the best cards for our customers. I also have a great team of people based in Brighton. We couldn’t have achieved this without them. As we work to expand our reach across the UK through our planned new stores, we will keep these two things firmly at the front of our mind.


Creased Cards Ltd. is a promising young business based in Brighton, UK. They are an innovative and refreshing greeting card, wrap, and gift retailer.  Their motto is “We exist to source and provide great product that puts smiles on the faces of the buyer and the recipient.”

Greeting Card Market

The Greeting card market in the UK continues to be a major British success story with a value of over £1.6 billion p.a at retail.  The total value of single cards sold in the UK in 2014 stood at £1.39 billion with 878.8 million single cards being sold in this period. When compared with 2013, value is up 7.77%.  Figures from 2012 onwards show the UK market has emerged from recession and is experiencing a sustained growth in sales across all occasions.  This upward trend signals an optimistic future for greeting cards, which of course is great news for retailers, publishers, suppliers and investors in our industry.  Further information can be found at the GCA website –

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