Full list of finalists for the Housewares Innovation Awards 2018 announced

The shortlists for The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018 have now been drawn up – revealing which products and retailers could be in line for the top accolades.

Organised by Housewares Magazine and its digital partner www.HousewaresLive.net in conjunction with Spring Fair, the awards recognise the most exceptional products launched between September 2016 and September 2017, and the retailers that have gone the extra mile in supporting, educating and communicating with their customers.

The awards were open to all housewares suppliers and retailers in the UK – and for the first time this year, Eire. The finalists were compiled by panellists chosen for their experience and knowledge of the market.

The winners will be announced at an evening ceremony at The National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on February 5 (During the Spring Fair).

If you could like to book a ticket or find out more, contact event manager Laurie Marrington at lmarrington@datateam.co.uk or visit www.housewaresinnovationawards.com/

The finalists are:


The Best Rising Star Award

Cook Central, St  Andrews, Scotland

Richard Dare, London

Rye Cookshop, Rye, East Sussex

The Kitchen Whisk, Dublin


The Best Multiple Garden Centre Retailer Award

Blue Diamond Garden Centres

Haskins Garden Centres)

Klondyke Garden Centres

Squire’s Garden Centres


The Best In-Store Demonstrations

Arnotts, Dublin, Ireland

Bentalls, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey

Fenwick, Brent Cross, London

Harts of Stur, Dorset

Lawsons, Devon

Potters Cookshop, Hockley, Essex


The Best Service Award (Retailer)



John Lewis


Steamer Trading Cookshop


The Best Wholesaler Award

EFG Housewares

Home Hardware Southwest

Jones Wholesale Business Store

Stax Trade Centres


The Best Window Display Award

Creative Cookware, Edinburgh, Scotland

Heart of the Home, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

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

Potters Cookshop, Hockley, Essex

Ruby & Scarlet, Felixstowe, Suffolk

The Kitchen Range Cookshop, Market Harborough, Leicestershire


The Best Independent Cookshop Award

Borough Kitchen, London

Coopers of Stortford, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

Copperfields, Whitstable, Kent

Potters Cookshop, Hockley, Essex

The Kitchen Range Cookshop, Market Harborough, Leicestershire

Trevor Mottram, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Upstairs Downstairs, Oswestry, Shropshire


The Best Independent Garden Centre Retailer Award

Barton Grange Garden Centre, Preston, Lancashire

Bents Garden & Home, Warrington, Cheshire

Chessington Garden Centre, Chessington, Surrey

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

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

Raemoir Garden Centre, Banchory, Scotland

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


The Best Hospitality Wholesaler Award



Lockhart Catering Equipment

Nisbets Catering Equipment



The Best Multiple Housewares Retailer Award

Charlies Stores


John Lewis



Lords At Home

Morleys Department Stores

Steamer Trading Cookshop


The Best Independent Department Store Award

Arnotts, Dublin

Bentalls, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey

Dawsons Department Store, Clitheroe, Lancashire

Fenwick, Colchester, Essex

Fenwick, Brent Cross, London

Harrods, London


The Best Housewares Retail Buyer Award

Gillian Allsop, Klondyke Garden Centres

David Conduit, Harts of Stur

Helen Miller, Fenwick

Jayne Stewart, Ulster Stores

Sarah Wood, Trevor Mottram


The Best Housewares Retail Website Award



www.Ecookshop.co.uk (Dawsons Department Store)









The Best Housewares Salesperson Award

Keith Germain, DKB Household UK

Sue Knight, Dexam

Mark Morgan, DKB Household UK

Rachel Procter, David Mason Design

Grant Simmons, Horwood


The Best Staff Training Award

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

Brown Thomas, Dublin, Ireland

Harts of Stur, Dorset

Lakeland: 68 stores nationwide

Meadows & Byrne: 12 stores in Ireland

Steamer Trading Cookshop: 42 stores nationwide


Service Award (Supplier)

DKB Household UK

Beam Group



International Innovation Company (IIC)




Small Electricals Innovation Award

Horwood Judge Table Top Grill

Kenwood Braun MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender

Melitta AromaFresh Grind & Brew filter coffee machine

SMART Worldwide SMART Bacon Express

SMART Worldwide SMART Samosa Maker


Bakeware Innovation Award

Joseph Joseph Nest Oven 3-piece roasting set

OXO Non-Stick Pro Bakeware

What More UK Baker & Salt Vitreous Enamel Bakeware

What More UK Wham Cook Cake Storage


Cookware Innovation Award

BOSKA Holland Cheesewares Cheese Baker with base

BOSKA Holland Cheesewares Partyclette ToGo Oak

GreenPan Elements Cookware with Evershine technology

KitchenCraft MasterClass Cast Aluminium range

KitchenCraft World of Flavours Non-Stick Pasta Pot


Kitchenware Innovation Award

Joseph Joseph Titan Trash Compactor

JWP Clearly Lock & Lock range

KitchenCraft Industrial Kitchen collection

KitchenCraft Good Measure Glasses by Fred

Kuhn Rikon Stay Clean Scrubber

T&G Woodware Pride of Place Bread Bin


Tabletop Innovation Award

Arthur Price Sophie Conran Dune 44-piece 6-Person Cutlery Set

Creative Tops V&A Alice in Wonderland Collection

Creative Tops Roald Dahl Collection

David Mason Design English Tableware Company Artisan Range

Eddingtons Eco Bamboo 5-piece Kids Sets

LSA International GIN Collection

LSA International GIN Grand Serving Set

Strahl Stemless Osteria Gift Pack

Strahl Champagne Flute Gift Pack


Packaging Innovation Award

Arthur Price Signature Cascade Collection

Creative Tops V&A Alice in Wonderland Collection

De’Longhi PrimaDonna Elite Experience

Eddingtons Ice Lolly Moulds

Sara Miller London Portmeirion Chelsea Collection

Furi Pro East/West Santoku 2-piece

Taylor’s Eye Witness Brooklyn Rose Gold Knife Range


Food Preparation Innovation Award

Creative Products Smart Cutter & Crinkle

Dexam Chef’n PalmZester 2.0 Citrus Zester

Dexam Chef’n Switchit Spatula

Dexam Chef’n Twist’n Sprout Brussels Sprout Tool

I.O. Shen Suraisu Slicer

Microplane Master Series

New Soda Big Peeler

Furi Pro Knives Range

Kilner Fermentation Set

Taylor’s Eye Witness Brooklyn Rose Gold Knife Block


Product Of The Year Award

Creative Tops V&A Alice in Wonderland collection

LSA International GIN Collection

Royal Worcester Wrendale Designs Mug Collection

SMART Worldwide SMART Bacon Express

Taylor’s Eye Witness Brooklyn Rose Gold Knife Range


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