The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018 winners revealed

The winners of The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018 were announced on the evening of Monday (February 5), at a glittering evening ceremony held at The National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

Organised by Housewares Magazine and its digital partner Housewareslive.net, in partnership with Spring Fair, the Awards recognised and rewarded the outstanding products, retailers and suppliers in the UK housewares industry.

The evening was hosted by actor, presenter, writer and producer Ryan Philpott, who was joined by co-presenters ‘The Wine Show’ star Joe Fattorini and School of Wok founder Jeremy Pang. Internationally- acclaimed celebrity chef Ken Hom OBE also made a special appearance on stage.

The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018 were sponsored by Aspin, the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA), Brookes & Co, Creative Products, Creative Tops, David Mason Design, Dexam International, DKB Household, Dutch Creative Brands, The English Tableware Company, Gourmet Gadgetry, Harts of Stur, Home Hardware, Horwood, The International Housewares Association (IHA), Joseph Joseph, KitchenAid, KitchenCraft, Lakeland, Magimix, MJ Harradine, Potters Cookshop, PR Direct, School of Wok, Spring Fair, Stax Trade Centres, SMART Worldwide, T&G Woodware, What More UK, Villeroy & Boch and the Rainy Day Trust

Here are the results in full:

THE KITCHENWARE INNOVATION AWARD

Winner KitchenCraft Industrial Kitchen Collection

Highly Commended KitchenCraft Good Measure Glasses by Fred

Finalist Joseph Joseph Titan Trash Compactor

Finalist JWP Clearly Lock & Lock Range

Finalist Kuhn Rikon Stay Clean Scrubber

Finalist T&G Woodware Pride of Place Bread Bin

 

THE BEST RISING STAR AWARD
Winner
The Kitchen Whisk Dublin

Highly Commended Richard Dare, London

Finalist Cook Central St Andrews, Fife

Finalist Rye Cookshop, Rye, East Sussex

 

TABLETOP INNOVATION AWARD
Winner
Creative Tops V&A Alice in Wonderland Collection

Highly Commended David Mason Design The English Tableware Company Artisan Range

Finalist Arthur Price Sophie Conran Dune 44 Piece 6 Person Cutlery Set

Finalist Creative Tops Roald Dahl Collection

Finalist Eddingtons Eco Bamboo 5-piece Kids Sets

Finalist LSA International GIN Collection

Finalist LSA International GIN Grand Serving Set

Finalist Strahl Champagne Flute Gift Pack

Finalist Strahl Stemless Osteria Gift Pack

 

THE BEST HOUSEWARES RETAIL WEBSITE AWARD

Winner www.lakeland.co.uk

Highly commended www.hartsofstur.com

Finalist www.amazon.co.uk

Finalist www.argos.co.uk

Finalist www.ecookshop.co.uk

Finalist www.johnlewis.com

Finalist www.millyskitchenstore.co.uk

Finalist www.potterscookshop.co.uk

Finalist www.shopdirect.com

Finalist www.wayfair.co.uk

 

BAKEWARE INNOVATION AWARD
Winner
What More UK Baker & Salt Vitreous Enamel Bakeware

Highly Commended Joseph Joseph Nest Oven 3-piece roasting set

Finalist OXO Non-Stick Pro Bakeware

Finalist What More UK Wham Cook Cake Storage

 

COOKWARE INNOVATION AWARD
Winner
KitchenCraft MasterClass Cast Aluminium Range

Highly Commended BOSKA Holland Cheesewares Partyclette To Go Oak

Finalist KitchenCraft World of Flavours Non-Stick Pasta Pot

Finalist GreenPan Elements Cookware with Evershine Technology

Finalist BOSKA Holland Cheesewares Cheese Baker with Base

 

THE BEST INDEPENDENT COOKSHOP AWARD
Winner
Borough Kitchen, London

Highly Commended Potters Cookshop, Hockley, Essex

Finalist Coopers of Stortford, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

Finalist Copperfields, Whitstable, Kent

Finalist The Kitchen Range Cookshop, Market Harborough, Leicestershire

Finalist Trevor Mottram, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Finalist Upstairs Downstairs, Oswestry, Shropshire

 

THE BEST INDEPENDENT DEPARTMENT STORE AWARD
Winner
Fenwick, Brent Cross, London

Highly Commended Bentalls, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey

Finalist Arnotts, Dublin, Ireland

Finalist Dawsons Department Store, Clitheroe, Lancashire

Finalist Fenwick, Colchester, Essex

Finalist Harrods, London

 

SMALL ELECTRICALS INNOVATION AWARD
Winner
SMART Worldwide, SMART Bacon Express

Highly Commended Kenwood Braun MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender

Finalist Horwood Judge Table Top Grill
Finalist Melitta AromaFresh Grind & Brew Filter Coffee Machine

Finalist SMART Worldwide SMART Samosa Maker

 

THE BEST MULTIPLE HOUSEWARES RETAILER AWARD
Winner
Dunelm

Highly Commended Steamer Trading Cookshop

Finalist Charlies Stores

Finalist John Lewis

Finalist Lakeland

Finalist Leekes

Finalist Lords At Home

Finalist Morleys Department Stores

 

FOOD PREPARATION INNOVATION AWARD
Winner
Dexam Chef’n Twist’n Sprout Brussels Sprout Prep Tool

Highly Commended Microplane Master Series

Highly Commended New Soda Big Peeler

Finalist Creative Products Smart Cutter & Crinkle

Finalist Dexam Chef’n PalmZester 2.0

Finalist Dexam Chef’n Switchit Spatulas

Finalist Furi Pro Knives Range

Finalist I.O. Shen Suraisu Slicer

Finalist Kilner Fermentation Set

Finalist Taylor’s Eye Witness Brooklyn Rose Gold Knife Block

 

THE BEST HOUSEWARES SALESPERSON AWARD
Winners
Sue Knight, Dexam & Rachel Procter, David Mason Design

Finalist Grant Simmons, Horwood

Finalist Keith Germain, DKB Household UK
Finalist Mark Morgan, DKB Household UK

THE BEST INDEPENDENT GARDEN CENTRE RETAILER AWARD
Winner
Raemoir Garden Centre, Banchory, Scotland

Highly Commended Longacres Garden Centres: Bagshot (Surrey), Shepperton (Surrey), Bybrook Barn (Kent), Chobham (Surrey)

Finalist Barton Grange Garden Centre, Preston, Lancashire

Finalist Bents Garden & Home, Warrington, Cheshire

Finalist Chessington Garden Centre, Chessington, Surrey

Finalist Garsons Garden Centres: Esher (Surrey), Titchfield (Hampshire)

Finalist Van Hage Garden Centres: Peterborough (Cambridgeshire), Chenies (Hertfordshire), Great Amwell (Hertfordshire)

 

PACKAGING INNOVATION AWARD
Winner
Creative Tops, V&A Alice in Wonderland Collection

Highly Commended Furi Pro East/West Santoku 2-piece

Finalist Arthur Price Signature Cascade Collection

Finalist De’Longhi Primadonna Elite Experience

Finalist Eddingtons Ice Lolly Moulds

Finalist Portmeirion Sara Miller London Portmeirion Chelsea Collection

Finalist Taylor’s Eye Witness Brooklyn Rose Gold Knife Range

 

THE BEST MULTIPLE GARDEN CENTRE RETAILER AWARD
Winner
Blue Diamond Garden Centres

Highly Commended Squire’s Garden Centres

Finalist Haskins Garden Centres

Finalist Klondyke Garden Centres

 

THE BEST WHOLESALER AWARD
Winner
Home Hardware

Highly Commended Stax Trade Centres

Finalist Jones Wholesale Business Store

Finalist EFG Housewares

 

THE BEST WINDOW DISPLAY AWARD
Winner
Potters Cookshop, Hockley, Essex

Highly Commended The Kitchen Range Cookshop, Market Harborough, Leicestershire

Finalist Creative Cookware, Edinburgh, Scotland

Finalist Heart of the Home, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

Finalist Hebden Cook & Coffee Co., Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

Finalist Ruby & Scarlet, Felixstowe, Suffolk

 

THE BEST HOUSEWARES RETAIL BUYER AWARD

Winner David Conduit, Harts of Stur

Highly Commended Jayne Stewart, Ulster Stores

 

Finalist Sarah Wood, Trevor Mottram

Finalist Gillian Allsop, Klondyke Garden Centres

Finalist Helen Miller, Fenwick

 

THE BEST HOSPITALITY WHOLESALER AWARD
Winner
Nisbets Catering Equipment

Highly Commended Lockhart Catering Equipment
Finalist Crosbys

Finalist Jacksons
Finalist Stephensons

 

SERVICE AWARD (SUPPLIER)
Winner Dexam

Highly Commended Dutch Creative Brands

Finalist Beam Group

Finalist DKB Household UK

Finalist Eddingtons

Finalist Rayware

 

THE BEST STAFF TRAINING AWARD
Winner
Steamer Trading Cookshop (42 stores nationwide)

Highly Commended Lakeland (68 stores nationwide)

Finalist Art Of Living (3 shops in Surrey: Reigate, Banstead, Cobham)

Finalist Brown Thomas, Dublin, Ireland
Finalist Harts of Stur, Dorset

Finalist Meadows & Byrne (12 stores in Ireland)

 

THE BEST IN-STORE DEMONSTRATIONS AWARD

Winner Potters Cookshop, Hockley, Essex

Highly Commended Harts of Stur, Dorset

Finalist Arnotts, Dublin, Ireland

Finalist Bentalls, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey

Finalist Fenwick, Brent Cross, London

Finalist Lawsons, Devon

 

THE BEST SERVICE AWARD (RETAILER)
Winner
Lakeland

Highly Commended Amazon.co.uk

Finalist Argos

Finalist John Lewis

Finalist Steamer Trading Cookshop

 

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Winner
LSA International GIN Collection

Finalist Creative Tops V&A Alice in Wonderland Collection

Finalist Royal Worcester Wrendale Designs Mug Collection

Finalist SMART Worldwide, SMART Bacon Express

Finalist Taylor’s Eye Witness, Brooklyn Rose Gold Knife Range

 

KITCHEN HERO AWARD
Alastair Fisher, Director of Taylor’s Eye Witness

 

THE RAINY DAY TRUST PHILANTHROPIST AWARD

David Hibbert, joint managing director of Stax Trade Centres and his staff

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