Finalists of Housewares Innovation Awards 2020 revealed

The judging for all retailer and supplier categories has now taken place of the Housewares Innovation Awards 2020, and the shortlist can now be revealed in full.

Following two days of judging and much discussion, the successful products, companies and initiatives that made the cut – and are now in with a chance of taking home the title in their respective categories – are detailed below:

 

BEST CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Chef’s Ware, Hastings

Lakeland, Windermere

Lawsons, Plymouth

Potters Cookshop, Hockley

The Kitchen Range Cookshop, Market Harborough


BEST FAMILY BUSINESS

Barnitts, York

Charlies Stores, Welshpool

Harts of Stur, Sturminster Newton

Leekes, Llantrisant

Louis Potts, Lewes


BEST HOUSEWARES RETAIL BUYER

Andrew Wilkins, AIS

David Conduit, Harts of Stur

Martin Coles-Evans, Hargreaves and Sons

Sarah Wood, Trevor Mottram


BEST INDEPENDENT COOKSHOP

Frankie & Johnny’s Cookshop, York

Hargreaves and Sons, Buxton

Jill’s Cookshop, Wirral

Trevor Mottram, Tunbridge Wells

Woodbridge Kitchen Company, Woodbridge

 

BEST INDEPENDENT DEPARTMENT STORE

Bakers & Larners of Holt

Creaseys, Guernsey

Dawsons Department Store, Clitheroe

Harrods, London

Housing Units, Manchester

Leekes, Llantrisant


BEST INDEPENDENT GARDEN RETAILER

Barton Grange Garden Centre, Preston

Bent’s Garden and Home, Warrington

Garsons Garden Centre & Farm Shop, Esher

Longacres Garden Centre, Bagshot

Webbs Garden Centre, Wychbold


BEST IN-STORE COOKERY DEMOS

Borough Kitchen, London

Harts of Stur, Sturminster Newton

Lakeland (multiple stores)

Potters Cookshop, Hockley

Season Cookshop, West Hampstead

The Kitchen Range Cook Shop, Market Harborough

BEST MULTIPLE GARDEN RETAILER

Blue Diamond Garden & Living Centres

Charlies Stores

Dobbies Garden Centres

Klondyke Garden Centres

Squires Garden Centres

 

BEST MULTIPLE RETAILER

Dunelm

John Lewis & Partners

Lords at Home

TK Maxx & Homesense

The Range

BEST ONLINE RETAILER

www.amara.com

www.dotmaison.com

www.muldale.com

www.onlinekitchenware.co.uk

www.wayfair.co.uk

BEST RETAIL NEWCOMER

Chef’s Ware, Hastings

Cooks Boutique, Letchworth

Frankie & Johnny’s Cookshop, York

Rye Cookshop, Rye

BEST RETAIL WEBSITE

www.aolcookshop.co.uk

www.boroughkitchen.com

www.hartsofstur.com

www.louispotts.com

www.procook.co.uk

 

BEST WHOLESALER

Decco

EFG

Home Hardware Southwest

Jones Wholesale Business Store

Stax Trade Centres

 

BEST WINDOW DISPLAY

Frankie & Johnny’s Cookshop, York

Hargreaves and Sons, Buxton

Potters Cookshop, Hockley

Rye Cookshop, Rye

The Kitchen Range Cook Shop, Market Harborough


BEST STAFF TRAINING

Harts of Stur, Sturminster Newton

John Lewis & Partners (multiple stores)

Lakeland (multiple stores)

The Kitchen Shop, Litchfield

Trevor Mottram, Tunbridge Wells

 

COOKWARE INNOVATION AWARD

Circulon Total 24cm/2.8L Shallow Casserole Dish/Everyday Pan, Meyer Group

Multi-Cook Pure, Princess (part of the Smartwares Group)

Tower Ice Diamond Cookware, RKW

Zyliss Superior Ceramic Cookware, DKB Household UK

 

FOOD PREPARATION INNOVATION AWARD

Colourworks Multi-Function Tools, KitchenCraft

Forest & Forge Cheese Knife, Dexam

LOCK-EAT by Luigi Bormioli Food Jar Range, JWP

MasterClass Smart Tools, KitchenCraft

Professional Peeler, Microplane International

KITCHENWARE INNOVATION AWARD

Bake-O-Glide Induction Hob Protector, Falcon Products

BarCraft Planters, KitchenCraft

Flamingo Range, Dexam

Le Cafetiere Seattle, KitchenCraft

No Probllama Range, Dexam

BAKEWARE INNOVATION AWARD

Tefal Cake Factory, Tefal

MasterClass Space Stacking 7-Piece Set, KitchenCraft

 

PACKAGING INNOVATION AWARD

Ocean Organic Soap, T&G Woodware

Sarah Miller London Portmeirion Tahiti Collection, Portmeirion

Victoria & Albert The Cole Collection, KitchenCraft


SMALL ELECTRICALS INNOVATION AWARD

IEXO Garment/Clothes Steamer, Tefal

Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer, UK Juicers

Meat It Smart Cooking Probe, Mastrad

Remoska Tria, Remoska s.r.o


SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT INNOVATION AWARD

Beeswax Wraps, The Beeswax Wrap Company

Hip SqueakyCleanStraw, Auteur

Organic Cotton Fruit and Vegetable Bags – set of 3, Dexam

Storage Box Range, What More UK

Zoku Pocket Straw, Burton McCall

 

TABLETOP INNOVATION AWARD

Artisan Street Tableware Collection, Captivate Brands

Bee Happy Range, David Mason Design

Botanic Garden Harmony Range, Portmeirion

Cook Trivets – Fish, Dexam

LOCK-EAT by Luigi Bormioli, JWP

 

BEST HOUSEWARES SALESPERSON

David Gosling, Eddingtons

John Day, Grunwerg

Julia Bottoms, KitchenCraft

Martyn Mansbridge, Grunwerg

Peter Ellis, What More UK

Stephen Fennell, Pyrex

SERVICE AWARD: SUPPLIER

Dexam

Haus

Horwood

JWP

Silverwood

What More UK

 

The overall winners in each category will be unveiled at the Housewares Innovation Awards on the evening of Monday February 3 at the NCC in Birmingham. To book your ticket, visit https://www.housewaresinnovationawards.com/

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