Good luck to all the finalists of The Housewares Innovation Awards 2016

The UK housewares industry is looking forward to a night of celebration at The Housewares Innovation Awards 2016 on Monday February 8.

The event, organised by Housewares Magazine and its digital partner, is completely sold out – with more sponsors and award categories than ever before.

Some 400 guests are expected to attend the prestigious ceremony, which takes place at The Vox Conference, within Resorts World Birmingham at the NEC (during the Spring Fair).

The awards honour the best of the best, with accolades for the most exceptional products launched between November 2014 and September 2015, and rewards for retailers, companies and individuals that have gone the extra mile in supporting, educating and communicating with their customers.

The proceedings will be hosted by award-winning journalist, writer and broadcaster Jay Rayner. He is a regular food critic for ‘The Guardian’ and ‘The Observer’ newspapers and presents a weekly food report on BBC1’s ‘The One Show’ alongside Chris Evans.

Jay was one of the panel of critics on BBC2 daytime cookery show ‘Eating with the Enemy’ and performs a similar role on BBC1’s ‘MasterChef’. He was also on the panel of judges for American show ‘Top Chef Masters’ and chairs Radio 4’s off-beat food panel show ‘The Kitchen Cabinet’.

Jay will be presenting trophies on stage to the winners of 18 awards. There are three categories: retail, product and general.

The retail categories are: Britain’s Best Rising Star, Housewares Retail Website, Cookshop, Independent Department Store, Multiple Housewares Retailer, Independent Garden Centre and Multiple Garden Centre.

The product categories are: Kitchenware, Tabletop, Bakeware, Cookware, Small Electricals, Food Preparation and Packaging.

The general categories are: Britain’s Best Housewares Salesperson, Kitchen Hero, Service Award and Wholesaler Award.


Here is the full list of 2016 finalists:  


Britain’s Best Cookshop Award – sponsored by Horwood

Bakewell Cookshop, Derbyshire

Copperfields of Whitstable, Kent

Hargreaves & Son, Buxton, Derbyshire

Potters Cookshop, Hockley, Essex

Scotts of Stow Cookshop, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire

The Mill Shop, Isle of Man  


Britain’s Best Rising Star – sponsored by Magimix

Borough Kitchen, Hampstead, London

Cilla & Camilla Cookshop, Sherborne, Dorset

Lords At Home, St John’s Wood, London

Retro Cookshop, Deal, Kent

The Colourful Cook Shop, Hunstanton, Norfolk


Britain’s Best Multiple Garden Centre Award – sponsored by Kitchen Craft

Blue Diamond Group

Dobbies Garden Centres

Haskins Garden Centres

Squire’s Garden Centres

Van Hage Garden Centres

Wyevale Garden Centres


Britain’s Best Independent Garden Centre Award – sponsored by Kitchen Craft

Barton Grange Garden Centre, Preston, Lancashire

Bents Garden & Home, Warrington, Cheshire

Longacres Garden Centre, Bagshot, Surrey

Webbs of Wychbold, Worcestershire


Britain’s Best Housewares Retail Website Award – sponsored by JWP


Britain’s Best Multiple Housewares Retailer Award – sponsored by Creative Tops

Boundary Mill Stores

Charlies Stores

Dunelm Group



The Range


Britain’s Best Independent Department Store Award – sponsored by Grunwerg

Bakers & Larners, Holt, Norfolk

Barretts of St Neots, Cambridgeshire

Creaseys, St Peter Port, Guernsey

H & J Cutlack, Ely, Cambridgeshire

Morleys Stores, Greater London


Small Electricals Innovation Award – sponsored by IHA

Gourmet Gadgetry Retro Diner pizza oven & multi-grill

Gourmet Gadgetry waffle and ice cream cone maker, part of the Vintage Tea party range

Nespresso by KitchenAid coffee machine

Redmond RMC-M4502E Multicooker


Bakeware Innovation Award sponsored by Lakeland

Dexam silicone baking mat

Horwood Stellar Hard Anodised oven & bakeware

Kitchen Craft Crusty Bake 6-hole shallow baking pan


Food Preparation Innovation Award – sponsored by bira direct

DKB Household UK Zyliss Easy Pull manual food processor & chopper
Joseph Joseph Lock Block child-safe knife block

Kitchen Craft Spiralizers

Mastrad Express Tongs

OXO Good Grips hand-held spiralizer

Rayware Group Kilner butter churner


Cookware Innovation Award – sponsored by Lakeland

Dexam Chef’n Pop Top microwave popcorn popper

Horwood Stellar Tate cookware

Joseph Joseph M-Cuisine microwave cookware


Kitchenware Innovation Award – sponsored by Spring Fair

Auteur Scoop That! range

CleverstiX child development cutlery

Joseph Joseph Totem Intelligent waste recycling bin

Nosh Universal knife guards

Polder Housewares wine glass storage/drying rack

T&G Woodware tablet stand


Tabletop Innovation Award – sponsored by What More UK

Fairmont & Main Vie Naturelle stoneware collection

Kitchen Craft Master Class Artesa range

Portmeirion Group Sophie Conran for Portmeirion Sophie Blue tableware collection

Rayware Group Viners Dazzle Gold cutlery set

Root 7 Whisky Wedge by Corkcicle


Packaging Innovation Award – sponsored by PR Direct

Arthur Price Warwick cutlery range

Gourmet Gadgetry Vintage Tea Party range

Kitchen Craft Master Class Artesa range

Nosh Universal knife guards

Root 7 Whiskey Wedge by Corkcicle

Taylor’s Eye Witness Brooklyn 5-piece kitchen knife set

Tefal Jamie Oliver cookware ranges


Britain’s Best Housewares Salesperson Award – sponsored by BHETA

Julia Bottoms

Tony Butler

Paul Marchant

Caroline Pinchin

Trish Rundle

Henry Thomson

Kevin Towler


Britain’s Best Wholesaler Award – sponsored by Polder Housewares

EFG Housewares

Home Hardware Scotland

Home Hardware South West

Jegs Electrical

Stax Trade Centres


Service Award – sponsored by EFG Housewares





Kitchen Craft


Kitchen Hero Award – sponsored by Housewares Magazine

To be announced on the night

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