Maybugs, the independent home and gift retailer in Hailsham and Eastbourne today celebrate the announcement that they are double award finalists!
They have been nominated as Independent Gift Retailer of The Year in The Greats (The Gift Industry Oscars). And also as in the High Street Hero award at The Smalls (a UK wide small business awards.)
On hearing the news Co-Owner of Maybugs Greg Rose said;
“We are just stunned! Firstly to be finalists again in The Greats, being recognized by industry experts and your peers is such a great complement. Also to find out we are finalists in the UK Wide Small Awards, in the High Street Hero category is just amazing! We are over the moon, it’s made our year!”
“Finding out this information exactly a year to the day after retail was allowed to reopen following lockdown, is such a nice thing. As all owners of small retail businesses will know, the last 365 have been so challenging, so to find out this news has made it all worthwhile. Win or lose it doesn’t matter, just to be finalists is good enough for us!”
“All of Team Bug are so excited, and we can’t wait for the glittering ceremonies in May! Which also just happens to be when we have a big Maybugs announcement to make too!”
Maybugs is owned by couple Greg Rose and John Dale. They opened their first branch in Hailsham’s Vicarage Field in 2018. In 2020 they opened Flowers by Maybugs, a contemporary florist and floral design studio next door to their Hailsham gift shop.
Maybugs Eastbourne opened in July 2021, in Terminus Road. Bringing life to an old Laura Ashley store in the center of the town.
Maybugs stock a huge variety of gifts and homewares including brands such as Wrendale Designs, JellyCat and Inis. Prices start at just £1 and go up to £300 for some of their most luxurious items.
About The Greats
The Greats recognize retailers who have shown excellence in all areas across the retail spectrum over the past year, to include their range of gifts, product knowledge, customer service, shop environment, marketing and display.
Maybugs has been nominated in the following category
Independent Gift Retailer Of The Year – London, South, South East + East AngliaNominees:Maybugs, Eastbourne and Hailsham
Bill & Bert’s, Colchester
Gifts With Love . . . Middleton-on-Sea
Jumping Bean, Beckenham, East Dulwich and Honor Oak
Little Boat Gifts, Brightlingsea
About The Smalls
Maybugs had been nominated in the following categoy
High Street Hero – Best High Street BusinessNominees:MaybugsPrior Shop, Outdoors & Active, Richardson & Richardson, EBB & FLO, The Straight and Narrow, Chorlton CheesemongersSmall Stuff UK.
This award is looking for a strong high street business that has a proven record of contributing towards the success of their street. The busiOn their premises.
The Small Awards is run by Small Business Britain. Small Business Britain runs a number of national campaigns for small businesses, including Small Business Saturday. It has the reach, knowledge and access to be able to create a vibrant and exciting awards for both participants and sponsors.