The annual Housewares Innovation Awards 2014 celebrates excellence in the housewares sector - and this year's shortlist is no exception.

Retailers shortlisted in Housewares Innovation Awards 2014

The annual Housewares Innovation Awards 2014 celebrates excellence in the housewares sector – and this year’s shortlist is no exception.

Retailers shortlisted in Housewares Innovation Awards 2014

Award organisers Housewares Magazine and www.HousewaresLive.net have revealed the names of the finalists – but the winners’ names will be kept under wraps until the awards ceremony, held on March 26 at Wokefield Park in Reading.

Taking place in the evening, this prestigious occasion will celebrate not only the best housewares products launched in the past 12 months, but will applaud the achievements of the best housewares retailers too. The host of the ceremony will be TV chef Malcolm Harradine, while the awards will be presented by Ben Ebbrell and Barry Taylor, founders and directors of SORTED, the UK’s largest social media cooking channel.

The full list of shortlisted housewares retailers for the Britain’s Best Rising Star Award (sponsored by Kuhn Rikon) are Frankie & Johnny’s Cookshop in York, North Yorkshire; Glitzy Chef in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire and Tickety Boo in Chelmsford, Essex.

The Britain’s Best Retail Website Award (sponsored by JWP) has the following nominees: Steamer Trading Cookshop (www.steamer.co.uk), Abraxas Cookshop (www.abraxascookshop.com) and Cooking Marvellous (www.cookingmarvellous.com).

The contenders for the Britain’s Best Independent Store Award (sponsored by ICTC) are Creaseys Department Shop in Guernsey, Brodie Countryfare in Forres, Moray, Bradbeers in Romsey, Hampshire and Barkers of Northallerton in Northallerton, North Yorkshire.

The finalists of the Britain’s Best Cookshop Award (sponsored by Horwood) are Upstairs Downstairs in Oswestry, Shropshire, The Good Cook Shop in Southsea, Hampshire, Frankie & Johnny’s Cookshop in York, Yorkshire, Loose’s Cookshop, in Norwich, Norfolk and Cooks of Trentham in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

To book your seat at this glitzy event, go to www.housewaresconference.net or contact Christine Fitzgerald on 01622 699176 or cfitzgerald@datateam.co.uk

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