Excellence in Housewares Awards names 2018 winners

The winners of the Excellence in Housewares Awards 2018 were announced last night (Wednesday October 4) during a ceremony at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

The victors of the event, which was organised by ‘Progressive Housewares’ magazine in conjunction with bira (British Independent Retailers Association), are:

Retail Employee of the Year: Sue Stone, manager, Dinghams, Winchester

Most Promising Newcomer: House UK

Excellence in Direct Retailing: Harts of Stur

Excellence in Retail Training: Borough Kitchen

Excellence in Retail Display – Independent: Potters Cookshop, Hockley

Excellence in Retail Display – Multiple or Department Store: Harrods

Excellence in Retailer Initiative: Hobbs the Kitchen Shop, Penzance

Excellence in Non-Specialist Multiple Retailing: Blue Diamond Group

Excellence in Specialist Retailing (Multiple and Large Independents): Steamer Trading Cookshop

Best Department Store – Independent: Dawsons, Skipton and Clitheroe

Best Department Store – Multiple Branch or Group Member: Fenwick, Brent Cross

Bira Cookshop and Housewares Retailer of the Year: Potters Cookshop, Hockley

Winner of the Oxford Summer School Prize: Steamer Trading

gia UK Winner 2018-2019: Potters Cookshop

Excellence in Cookware: Stellar Rocktanium Cookware from Horwood Homewares

Top Tool or Gadget Award: Barista & Co Brew It Stick from Nixxee

The Plugged-In Award: Baking Bamix from Burton McCall

Cutting Edge Award: Signature Q Knife Block Range from Robert Welch Designs

Excellence in Homewares: Mepal Cirqula Multi Bowl from Mistral Brands

Top of the Table Award: Drift Barware Collection from Robert Welch Designs

Innovation in Product Award: Flex and Flex Plus Toilet Brushes from Joseph Joseph

Icon Award: Thermos Flasks from UK Thermos

Excellence in Innovation Award: Joseph Joseph

Excellence in Marketing Award: Le Creuset UK

Excellence in Service Award: Horwood Homewares

Honorary Achievement Award: Alan Hawkins

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