Romantic award from Mills & Boon for Northampton company

The Romantics awards by Mills and Boon, April 29,  2015.'One of the judges Jo Grant, from Mills & Boon, Louise Verity from Bookishly with the host Jemma Forte
The Romantics awards by Mills and Boon, April 29, 2015.'One of the judges Jo Grant, from Mills & Boon, Louise Verity from Bookishly with the host Jemma Forte

A company that sells gifts inspired by literature has won a Mills & Boon Romantics award.

Bookishly, based at Moulton Park Business Centre, in Northampton, received the award in the gift category at the ceremony in London on Wednesday, April 29.

The company beat competition from Secret Escapes, The Chocolatier and Rom-com Movie Tour of London to take the prize.

The awards, held at the 17th Floor event space at 1 London Bridge, were hosted by romance author and television presenter Jemma Forte. The judges and experts in love and romance included international ‘sexpert’ Tracey Cox, deputy editor of Hitched.co.uk Zoe Burke and director of weddings at Quintessentially, James Lord. Entrepreneur Jacqueline Gold also provided her expertise and judged the entries for Most Romantic Entrepreneur.

Joanna Kite, marketing manager at Mills & Boon said: “The inaugural Romantics awards were a huge success and we are so pleased so many people share our enthusiasm for the best in romance. The shortlist and winning companies, locations and individuals all thoroughly deserve the recognition and we hope that the awards have inspired others to seek out new romantic experiences throughout the UK!”