Full list of finalists for the Housewares Innovation Awards 2016 revealed

The finalists for the Housewares Innovation Awards 2016 have been announced today.

Organised by Housewares Magazine and its digital partner www.HousewaresLive.net, the awards recognise the most exceptional products launched between November 2014 and September 2015, and retailers that gone the extra mile in supporting, educating and communicating with their customers.  

The awards were open to all housewares suppliers and retailers in the UK. The shortlists were compiled by a panel chosen for their experience and knowledge of the market. There is no shortlist for the prize of the Kitchen Hero. This will be awarded on the night after consultation between the judges.

The winners will be announced at an evening ceremony at The Vox Conference Centre, located within Resorts World Birmingham at the NEC, on the evening of Monday February 8 – during the Spring Fair. During the ceremony, a three-course dinner will be served with wine and coffee, preceded by a champagne reception. 

The cost of an individual ticket is £120 + vat each for suppliers and £75 + vat each for retailers. The charge for a table of 10 guests is £1,000 + vat.

Event queries should be made to event manager Laurie Marrington: lmarrington@datateam.co.uk. Sponsorship enquiries should be directed to event manager Laurie Marrington: lmarrington@datateam.co.uk

Visit our website at http://housewaresinnovationawards.com/ for more information

There are three categories in the Awards programme, which is organised by Housewares Magazine and its digital partner www.HousewaresLive.net: retail, product and general. The retail categories are: Britain’s Best Rising Star, Housewares Retail Website, Cookshop, Independent Department Store, Multiple Housewares Retailer, Britain’s Best Garden Centre Award and Britain’s Best Supermarket.

The product categories are: Kitchenware, Tabletop, Bakeware, Cookware, Small Electricals, Food Preparation and Packaging.

The general categories are: Britain’s Best Housewares Salesperson, Kitchen Hero, Service Award and Wholesaler Award.


Britain’s Best Cookshop Award

Bakewell Cookshop, Derbyshire

Copperfields of Whitstable, Kent

Hargreaves & Son, Buxton, Derbyshire

Potters Cookshop, Hockley, Essex

Scotts of Stow Cookshop, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire

The Mill Shop, Isle of Man  


Britain’s Best Rising Star

Borough Kitchen, Hampstead, London

Cilla & Camilla Cookshop, Sherborne, Dorset

Lords at Home, St John’s Wood, London

Retro Cookshop, Deal, Kent

The Colourful Cookshop, Hunstanton, Norfolk


Britain’s Best Multiple Garden Centre Award

Blue Diamond Group

Dobbies Garden Centres

Haskins Garden Centres

Squire’s Garden Centres

Van Hage Garden Centres

Wyevale Garden Centres


Britain’s Best Independent Garden Centre Award

Barton Grange Garden Centre, Preston, Lancashire

Bents Garden & Home, Warrington, Cheshire

Longacres Garden Centre, Bagshot, Surrey

Webbs of Wychbold, Worcestershire


Britain’s Best Housewares Retail Website Award






Britain’s Best Multiple Housewares Retailer Award

Boundary Mill Stores

Charlies Stores

Dunelm Group



The Range


Britain’s Best Independent Department Store Award

Bakers & Larners, Holt, Norfolk

Barretts of St Neots, Cambridgeshire

Creaseys, St Peter Port, Guernsey

H & J Cutlack, Ely, Cambridgeshire

Morleys Stores, Greater London


Small Electricals Innovation Award

Gourmet Gadgetry Retro Diner pizza oven & multi-grill

Gourmet Gadgetry waffle and ice cream cone maker, part of the Vintage Tea party range

Nespresso by Kitchen Aid coffee machine

Redmond RMC-M4502E Multicooker


Bakeware Innovation Award

Dexam silicone baking mat

Horwood Stellar Hard Anodised oven & bakeware

Kitchen Craft Crusty Bake 6-hole shallow baking pan


Food Preparation Innovation Award

DKB Household UK Zyliss Easy Pull manual food processor & chopper
Joseph Joseph Lock Block child-safe knife block

Kitchen Craft Spiralizers

Mastrad Express Tongs

OXO Good Grips hand-held Spiralizer

Rayware Group Kilner butter churner


Cookware Innovation Award

Dexam Chef’n Pop Top microwave popcorn popper

Horwood Stellar Tate cookware

Joseph Joseph M-Cuisine microwave cookware


Kitchenware Innovation Award

Auteur Scoop That! range

CleverstiX child development cutlery

Joseph Joseph Totem Intelligent waste recycling bin

Nosh Universal knife guards

Polder Housewares wine glass storage/drying rack

T&G Woodware tablet stand


Tabletop Innovation Award

Fairmont & Main Vie Naturelle stoneware collection

Kitchen Craft Master Class Gourmet Dining collection

Portmeirion group Sophie Conran for Portmeirion Sophie Blue tableware collection

Rayware Group Viners Dazzle Gold cutlery set

Root 7 Whisky Wedge by Corkcicle


Packaging Innovation Award

Arthur Price Warwick cutlery range

Gourmet Gadgetry Vintage Tea Party range

Kitchen Craft Master Class Artesa range

Nosh Universal knife guards

Root 7 Whiskey Wedge by Corkcicle

Taylor’s Eye Witness Brooklyn 5-piece kitchen knife set

Tefal Jamie Oliver cookware ranges


Britain’s Best Housewares Salesperson Award

Julia Bottoms

Tony Butler

Paul Marchant

Caroline Pinchin

Trish Rundle

Henry Thomson

Kevin Towler


Britain’s Best Wholesaler Award

EFG Housewares

Home Hardware Scotland

Home Hardware South West

Jegs Electrical

Stax Trade Centres


Service Award





Kitchen Craft


Kitchen Hero Award

To be announced on the night

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