Some of the best-known names in the housewares industry were honoured at last night’s Excellence in Housewares Awards.
Both retailers and suppliers were covered by categories at the event, organised by Progressive Housewares magazine and held at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel.
The awards were as follows: Employee of the Year, Katie Hall, Marchants Cookware Emporium; Best Department Store, Bentalls; Most Promising Newcomer, Artisan; Excellence in Retailer Initiative, Loose’s, Norwich; Excellence in Retail Display, Independent, The Denby Pottery Co; Excellent in Retail Display, Multiple or Department Store, Heal’s; Best Small Retailer, Steamer Trading; Best Large Multiple Retailer, Lakeland; Excellence in Online Retailing, Independent, Blue Shoots; CHA Retailer, Dinghams; The GIA Award, The Denby Pottery Co; The Cutting Edge Award, I O Shen; The Plugged-in Award, Nespresso TK30N01GB; Top Tool and Gadget, William Levene Culinare One Touch; Excellence in Cookware, Groupe SEB Lagostina Academia; Excellence in Homewares, RTA POPware; Top of the Table, ICTC Eva Solo barbecue; Icon Award, Kenwood Chef; Best Designer or Design Team, Portmeirion; Excellence in Service, Gold, Kitchencraft; Excellence in Service, Silver, Dexam; Excellence in Service, Bronze, Horwood; Honorary Achievement Award, Kate Carrick, formerly John Lewis Partnership.
The industry is now looking forward to Britain’s Best Retailer Awards, organised by HousewaresLive.net and Housewares Magazine, along with sister magazines DIY Week and Hardware & Garden Review.
The Awards recognise all-round excellence in retailing, with retailers needing to demonstrate imagination and creativity and show that they have made significant efforts to improve their businesses during the year.
The lavish Awards gala dinner takes place at The Hilton, Manchester Deansgate on November 7. For more information please contact Elanor Sayers at firstname.lastname@example.org.