After receiving a record number of entries for The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018, we are pleased to announce that our esteemed panel of judges has now convened and made its final decisions on who will be taking home a prestigious accolade in February.
Organised annually by Housewares Magazine and www.HousewaresLive.net in conjunction with Spring Fair, the Awards commend the cream of the UK’s housewares industry.
The results will be announced at a prestigious evening ceremony on Monday February 5 at The National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham and the finalists will be revealed shortly.
The Housewares team would like to extend a huge thank you to all the judges who took part.
Pictured top: The retail awards judging panel comprised 13 suppliers: Rob Blackburn of David Mason Design (DMD), Rob Jones of Horwood, Peter Battersby of Charles Viancin UK, Patrick Gardner of T&G Woodware, Roger Morgan-Grenville of Dexam, Helen Simpson of KitchenAid, Adam Smith of Eddingtons, Rob Ingram of Root7, Louise Ayres of DKB Household UK, Darren Nickolls of KitchenCraft, Tony Melia of Arthur Price, sales agent Kevin Towler and Tom Basford of Grunwerg.
Pictured bottom: The product awards judging panel comprised five retailers – Tom Grinnall of Blue Diamond Garden Centres, David Conduit Harts of Stur in Dorset, Tom Carter and Alison Hobbs of Potters of Hockley in Essex, and Lindsay Allix of Home Hardware – plus TV presenter, journalist (and passionate cook) Aggie MacKenzie.