Last night’s Excellence in Housewares Awards recognised a host of top retailers and new products within the housewares industry.
The event, at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel, also presented a range of special awards for service, training and honorary achievement.
The winners of the Retailer Awards were: Retail Employee of the Year, David Lee; Most Promising Newcomer, HomeStore & More; Excellence in Retail Training, John Lewis; Excellence in Direct Retailing, Littlewoods; Excellence in Retail Display – Independent, Pots and Pans, St Andrews; Excellence in Retail Display – Multiple or Department Store, Steamer Trading, Marlow; Excellence in Retailer Initiative, Cook To Perfection, Kings Lynn; Excellence in Multiple Retailing – Non Specialist, Wilkinson; Excellence in Multiple Retailing – Specialist, Lakeland; Best Department Store, John Lewis, Oxford Street; and CHA Retailer of the Year, Whisk Cooking Solutions.
In the Product Awards the categories and winners were: Cutting Edge, Signature Knives, Block with Inbuilt Sharpener from Robert Welch Designs; Plugged In, Nespresso CitiZ & Milk from Magimix and Krups; Excellence in Cookware, Raymond Blanc by Anolon from Meyer Group; Excellence in Homewares, Nest 8 from Joseph Joseph; Top Tool or Gadget, Signature Serving Utensils, Rack and Signature Utensil Stand from Robert Welch Designs; Top of The Table, Vacuvin Glass Markers from International Innovation Company; and The Icon Award, Krisk Bean Slicer from Utensa.
Finally, in the Special Awards, the Excellence in Marketing Award went to Le Creuset; the Excellence in Innovation Award to Joseph Joseph; the Excellence in Service Award to Kitchen Craft; and the Honorary Achievement Award to David Phillips.