Congratulations to the winners of the Housewares Innovation Awards 2015.

Housewares Innovation Awards winners revealed

Congratulations to the winners of the Housewares Innovation Awards 2015.

Housewares Innovation Awards winners revealed

The results were revealed to a packed audience at a ceremony held during the evening of April 22 at Selsdon Park in Croydon, Surrey, following the Housewares Conference held at the same venue during the day. Both events were organised by Datateam Business Media, publisher of Housewares Magazine and its sister website www.HousewaresLive.net.

The glittering occasion was hosted by Janet Street-Porter, who has been a leading personality in the UK media for over three decades. Her career spans stints as a pioneering producer and broadcaster, an outspoken critic, a commentator, a journalist and a newspaper editor. She was also a finalist in ‘Celebrity MasterChef’ in 2013. Janet was joined on stage by cooking legend Ken Hom OBE, who presented the winners with their trophies. The 2015 winners are:

Kitchenware Innovation Award

*Winner: Root7 Vinnebago vacuum flask by Corkcicle

*Highly commended: JWP Good2Go Too range of collapsible silicone containers

Britain’s Best Rising Star Award (for businesses launched within the last three years ie since January 2012);

*Winner: Potters Cookshop, Hockley, Essex

*Highly commended: Bakewell Cookshop, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Tabletop Innovation Award

*Winner: Burleigh Pottery Blue Regal Peacock collection

*Highly commended: LSA Paddle collection – vodka serving set and oak paddle

Britain’s Best Housewares Retail Website Award

*Winner: Harts of Stur www.hartsofstur.com

*Highly commended: Lakeland www.lakeland.co.uk

Bakeware Innovation Award

*Winner: Silverwood game pie mould

*Highly Commended: KitchenAid non-stick bakeware

Britain’s Best Cookshop Award

*Joint winners: Copperfields of Whitstable, Whitstable, Kent and Hargreaves & Son, Buxton, Derbyshire

*Highly commended: The Kitchen Shop, Lichfield, Staffordshire

Cookware Innovation Award

*Winner: Sophie Conran for Portmeirion 12in frying pan

*Highly commended: KitchenAid cast iron casserole

Britain’s Best Independent Department Store Award

*Winner: Elys of Wimbledon, Wimbledon, London

*Highly commended: Bakers & Larners, Holt, Norfolk

Small Electricals Innovation Award

*Winner: Tefal Cook4me intelligent multicooker

*Highly commended: KitchenAid 1.7 litre kettle 5KEK1722

Britain’s Best Multiple Housewares Retailer Award

*Winner: Lakeland

*Highly commended: Charlies Stores

Food Preparation Innovation Award

*Winner: Charlies Viancin Poppy range of silicone sealable lids

*Highly commended: Haus Gefu Spiralfix range of spiral cutters

Britain’s Best Housewares Salesperson Award

*Winner: Geraldine Finnan

Kitchen Hero Award (presented to a brand that has performed exceptionally well over the past 12 months in terms of both sales and consumer recognition);

*Winner: T & G Woodware

For further details of the event, including a picture gallery of the big night, go to www.housewaresconference.co.uk.

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