Housewares Innovation Awards 2017 – entry deadline extended

Due to popular demand, the deadline for entering the Housewares Innovation Awards 2017 has been extended to Monday October 24 – that’s two weeks today.

The awards are organised by Housewares Magazine and in conjunction with the Spring Fair, and we would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to enter so far. But if you haven’t yet entered yet, there’s still time.

There are awards for retailers, products and people.

The retail categories are: Best Housewares Retail Website, Best Cookshop, Best Independent Department Store, Best Multiple Housewares Retailer, Best Independent Garden Retailer, Best Multiple Garden Retailer, Best Rising Star, Best Supermarket and Best Window Display. 

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

The final category is: Best Housewares Retail Buyer, Best Housewares Salesperson, Service and Best Wholesaler.

Entries are flooding in. So with the deadline looming, make sure you are in the running. It’s a really simple process to enter, so get online now and start today. Don’t be the odd one out!

Just visit, download the relevant form and submit it via post, email or fax. If you need assistance, please call event manager Laurie Marrington on 07903 712 102 or email her at

The winners will be revealed at an evening ceremony on Monday February 6 at The National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham – during the Spring Fair – and the prizes will be presented on stage by celebrity cooks The Hairy Bikers.

Sponsors of the event this year include Aspin, BHETA, Boska Cheesewares, Creative Tops, David Mason Design, Dexam, Europasonic, Gourmet Gadgetry, Grunwerg, Harts of Stur, Haus, Home Hardware Southwest, Horwood, ICTC, IHA, International Innovation Company, Lakeland, Magimix, Potters Cookshop, PR Direct, Rainy Day Trust, Spring Fair, T&G Woodware, Ultimate Products, Villeroy & Boch and What More UK.

Hosts: The Hairy Bikers will be presenting the awards on stage 

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