Winners of the Housewares Innovation Awards 2017 revealed

A 450-strong audience was in celebratory mood on Monday (February 6) at the Housewares Innovation Awards 2017 ceremony.

The evening event, held at The National; Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, was organised by Housewares Magazine and its digital partner, in conjunction with Spring Fair.

The awards programme rewards the finest achievements in the UK housewares industry, from exceptional products and companies to outstanding retailers.

The 2017 awards were open to all housewares suppliers and retailers in the UK and the shortlist was compiled by a judging panel chosen for their experience and knowledge of the market.

The 2017 winners were presented with their trophies on stage by celebrity duo Si King and Dave Myers (aka The Hairy Bikers) on stage.

The winners are:  

Best Housewares Retail Website Award, sponsored by Dexam



Best Independent Cookshop Award, sponsored by Horwood

WINNER: Borough Kitchen, London

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Potters Cookshop, Essex

Best Independent Department Store Award, sponsored by Grunwerg

WINNER: Bentalls, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Fenwick, Brent Cross

Best Multiple Housewares Retailer Award, sponsored by Creative Tops 

WINNER: Dunelm

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Steamer Trading Cookshop

Best Independent Garden Centre Retailer Award, sponsored by The English Tableware Company

WINNER: Bents Garden & Home, Cheshire

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Barton Grange Garden Centre, Lancashire

Best Multiple Garden Centre Retailer Award, sponsored by David Mason Design

WINNER: Blue Diamond Garden Centres

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Dobbies Garden Centres

Best Wholesaler Award, sponsored by Polder Housewares

WINNER: Home Hardware Southwest


Best Rising Star Award, sponsored by Magimix

WINNER: Borough Kitchen, London

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Luxe Cookshop @ Bell, Northampton

Britain’s Best Supermarket, sponsored by Ultimate Products

WINNER: Waitrose


Best Housewares Retail Buyer, sponsored by Haus

WINNER: Helen Miller, Fenwick, Brent Cross

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Tom Carter, Potters Cookshop, Essex

Best Window Display, sponsored by What More UK

WINNER: Potters Cookshop, Essex

HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Good Cook Shop, West Sussex

Best Housewares Salesperson Award, sponsored by BHETA

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Caroline Pinchin

WINNER: Henry Thomson

Kitchenware Innovation Award, sponsored by Harts of Stur

WINNER: I.O Shen – Maoui Deba Multi-purpose Blade

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Safe With Me – Fire Safety Blanket

Tabletop Innovation Award, sponsored by Potters Cookshop

WINNER: International Innovation Company – Vacu Vin Swirling Carafe

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Creative Tops – Stir It Up Range

Bakeware Innovation Award, sponsored by Lakeland

WINNER: Kitchen Craft – Paul Hollywood Range

HIGHLY COMMENDED: What More UK – PushPan Non-Stick Range

Cookware Innovation Award, sponsored by Lakeland

WINNER: Dexam – School of Wok Range

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Pendeford Housewares – 4-in-1 Multi Purpose Microwave Tray

Small Electricals Innovation Award, sponsored by The International Housewares Association (IHA)

WINNER: KitchenAid – Syphon Coffee Maker

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Europasonic – Hairy Bikers Pie Maker

Food Preparation Innovation Award, sponsored by Spring Fair

WINNER: Dexam – Groove Tech Knives

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cole and Mason – Herb Keepers

Packaging Innovation Award, sponsored by PR Direct

WINNER: Kitchen Craft – Paul Hollywood Range

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Denby – Canvas Range

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Taylor’s Eye Witness – Brooklyn Range

Service Award, sponsored by Aspin

WINNER: Arthur Price

WINNER: What More UK

Kitchen Hero Award, sponsored by Home Hardware

Jeremy Horwood

Congratulations to all our winners and, of course, a big thank you to all those who entered this year.




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