Introducing the Housewares Innovation Awards 2020 winners

Housewares Awards 2020 @ NCC Birmingham

Hundreds of professionals from across the housewares industry headed to the NCC (National Conference Centre) in Birmingham on February 3 to celebrate the sector’s collective successes at the Housewares Innovation Awards 2020.

Organised by Datateam Business Media, which is the publisher of Housewares Magazine and, in partnership with Spring Fair, the annual event is designed to recognise and reward the industry’s best people, products and companies.

Opening the ceremony, Housewares Magazine and Awards sales manager Alison Farrell told the audience: “I’m delighted to have seen this wonderful industry continue to flourish over the past 12 months. I’ve been amazed by the outstanding products you’ve continued to develop, the creativity of the retailers operating within the sector and the passion that you all hold for all things housewares – and I’m proud to be able to play a role in providing a platform to recognise and reward all of your hard work.”
The task of unveiling this year’s winners fell to award-winning comedian Tom Ward and BBC One programme announcer ‘The Voice of the Balls’, Alan Dedicoat.

Congratulations to all the winners, highly commended and finalists:


Best Retail Newcomer

WINNER: Frankie and Johnny’s Cookshop


FINALISTS: Cooks Boutique, Rye Cookshop


Bakeware Innovation Award

WINNER: Tefal Cake Factory.
FINALIST: MasterClass Space Stacking 7-Piece Set from KitchenCraft


Best Family Business

WINNER: Harts of Stur.


FINALISTS: Charlies Stores, Leekes, Louis Potts


Food Preparation Innovation Award

WINNER: JWP LOCK-EAT Glass Jars by Luigi Bormioli.

FINALISTS: Colourworks Multi-Function Tools from KitchenCraft, Forest & Forge Cheese Knife from Dexam, MasterClass Smart Tools from KitchenCraft, Professional Peeler from Microplane International


Best Independent Cookshop

WINNER: Woodbridge Kitchen Company!

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Hargreaves and Sons

FINALISTS: Frankie & Johnny’s Cookshop, Jill’s Cookshop, Trevor Mottram


Best In-Store Cookery Demos
WINNER: Potters Cookshop


FINALISTS: Borough Kitchen, Lakeland, Season Cookshop, The Kitchen Range Cook Shop


Kitchenware Innovation Award
WINNER: Bake-O-Glide Induction Hob Protector from Falcon Products

HIGHLY COMMENDED: No Probllama Range from Dexam

FINALISTS: KitchenCraft Planter Collection from KitchenCraft, Flamingo Range from Dexam, La Cafetiere Seattle Collection from KitchenCraft


Best Independent Garden Retailer

WINNER: Bents Garden and Home.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Barton Grange Garden Centre

FINALISTS: Garsons Garden Centre & Farm Shop, Longacres Garden Centre, Webbs Garden Centre


Tabletop Innovation Award
WINNER: Artisan Street Tableware Collection from Captivate Brands
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cork Trivets – Fish from Dexam

FINALISTS: Bee Happy Range from The English Tableware Company, Botanic Garden Harmony Range from Portmeirion, JWP LOCK-EAT Glass Jars by Luigi Bormioli


Best Independent Department Store
WINNER: Leekes

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Bakers & Larners

FINALISTS: Creasey’s Home Store, Dawsons Department Store, Harrods, Housing Units


Cookware Innovation Award

WINNER: Multi-Cook Pure from Princess (part of the Smartwares Group)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Zyliss Superior Ceramic Cookware from DKB Household UK & Tower Ice Diamond Cookware from RKW

Finalist: Circulon Total 24cm/2.8L Shallow Casserole Dish/Everyday Pan from Meyer Grou


Best Multiple Garden Retailer

WINNER: Dobbies Garden Centres.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Blue Diamond Garden & Living Centres

FINALISTS: Charlies Stores, Klondyke Garden Centres, Squires Garden Centres


Small Electricals Innovation Award

WINNER: IXEO Garment/Clothes Steamer from Tefal

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Meat It Smart Cooking Probe from Mastrad

FINALISTS: Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer from UK Juicers, Remoska Tria from Remoska s.r.o


Best Multiple Housewares Retailer

WINNER: The Range


FINALISTS: Dunelm, John Lewis & Partners, TK Maxx & Homesense


Packaging Innovation Award
WINNER: Ocean Organic Soap & Soap Dishes from T&G Woodware

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Sara Miller London Portmeirion Tahiti Collection from Portmeirion

FINALIST: V&A Cole Collection from KitchenCraft

Best Online Retailer




Best Housewares Retail Website
WINNER: (Art of Living Cookshop)



Sustainable Innovation Award 

WINNER: Beeswax Wraps from The Beeswax Wrap Company

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Hip SqueakyCleanStraw from Auteur

FINALISTS: Organic Cotton Fruit and Vegetable Bags (set of 3) from Dexam, Wham Upcycled Storage Range from What More UK, Zoku Pocket Straw from Burton McCall


Best Wholesaler
WINNER: Home Hardware Southwest.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Stax Trade Centres

FINALISTS: Decco, EFG, Jones Wholesale Business Store


Best Window Display
WINNER: The Kitchen Range Cook Shop


FINALISTS: Frankie & Johnny’s Cookshop, Hargreaves and Sons, Potters Cookshop, The Woodbridge Kitchen Company

Best Staff Training
WINNER: Trevor Mottram


FINALISTS: Harts of Stur, The Kitchen Shop, John Lewis & Partners

Best Customer Experience
WINNER: The Kitchen Range Cook Shop
FINALISTS: Chef’s Ware, Lawsons, Potters Cookshop


Service Award: Supplier

WINNER: What More UK


FINALISTS: Haus, Horwood, JWP, Silverwood


Best Housewares Retail Buyer
WINNER: Sarah Wood of Trevor Mottram
HIGHLY COMMENDED: David Conduit of Harts of Stur

FINALISTS: Andrew Wilkins of AIS, Martin Coles-Evans of Hargreaves and Sons


Best Housewares Salesperson
WINNER: Peter Ellis of What More UK

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Stephen Fennell of Pyrex
FINALISTS: David Gosling of Eddingtons, John Day of Grunwerg, Julia Bottoms of KitchenCraft, Martyn Mansbridge of Grunwerg


Trading Achievement Award

WINNER: Toni McLellan


Kitchen Hero Award
WINNER: Roger Morgan-Grenville


For full details of the event and to view the gallery of pictures taken on the night, go to

All smiles: the winners of the Housewares Innovation Awards 2020

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