The Calies are well supported by a group of leading calendar publishers, diary manufacturers and dedicated trade suppliers.

Headline sponsors of the 2017 event included Calendar Club, Carousel Calendars, Danilo, Eight Days A Week and Rose Calendars. In addition, there was also a good number off official supporters, which included Andrews McMeel Publishing, Avonside, BrownTrout, Flame Tree Publishing, Graphique de France, Pomegranate, Tallon and TeNeues.

Adding his endorsement of The Calies from both a retailer and publisher perspective, David Pike, managing director of Calendar Club and Carousel said: “We are pleased to see the National Calendar Awards being re-vitalised and broadened, in terms of both the publishers and the retailers taking part. We are also excited that the rejuvenation of the awards represents an opportunity to promote calendars as a product to retailers and the end-customer.”

Daniel Prince, operations director of Danilo is another who is enthusiastic about the launch of a fine-tuned, reinvigorated awards programme in The Calies. “The calendar market is still a very vibrant sector - over 16 million calendars are sold alone every year in UK.

The new event will provide a great opportunity for the industry to join together and celebrate the coming year’s calendars and diaries.”