Full list of finalists for the Housewares Innovation Awards 2017 revealed

The shortlist of entries for the Housewares Innovation Awards 2017 has been announced.

Organised by Housewares Magazine and its digital partner www.HousewaresLive.net, in conjunction with Spring Fair, the awards reward 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 shortlist is:

Best Housewares Retail Website Award, sponsored by Dexam

Best Independent Cookshop Award, sponsored by Horwood

  • Borough Cookshop, London
  • Butler’s Choice, Isle of Man
  • Creative Cookware, Edinburgh
  • Le Lievres, Jersey
  • Lords At Home, London
  • The Mill Shop, Isle of Man
  • Potters Cookshop, Essex
  • Ruby & Scarlet, Suffolk

Best Independent Department Store Award, sponsored by Grunwerg

  • Bakers & Larners of Holt, Norfolk
  • Barkers Home, Northallerton
  • Barnitts, York
  • Bentalls, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey and Bracknell, Berkshire
  • Brown Thomas, Dublin
  • Fenwick, Brent Cross
  • Harrods, London
  • Fenwick, Colchester (formerly known as Williams & Griffin);

Best Multiple Housewares Retailer Award, sponsored by Creative Tops 

  • Charlies Stores
  • Dunelm
  • Lakeland
  • Steamer Trading Cookshop
  • The Range
  • Wilko

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

  • Barton Grange Garden Centre, Lancashire
  • Bents Garden & Home, Cheshire
  • Garsons, Surrey
  • Hayes Garden World, Cumbria
  • Longacres Garden Centre, Surrey
  • Van Hage Garden Centres, Hertfordshire & Peterborough
  • Webbs of Wychbold, Worcestershire

Best Multiple Garden Retailer Award, sponsored by David Mason Design

  • Blue Diamond Garden Centres
  • British Garden Centres
  • Dobbies Garden Centres
  • Haskins Garden Centres
  • Klondyke Garden Centres
  • Squire’s Garden Centres
  • Wyevale Garden Centres

Best Wholesaler Award, sponsored by Polder Housewares

  • Costco
  • EFG Housewares
  • Home Hardware Southwest
  • Jegs Electrical
  • Stax Trade Centres

Best Rising Star Award, sponsored by Magimix

  • Borough Kitchen, London
  • Borders Cookware, Scottish Borders
  • Luxe Cookshop @ Bell, Northampton
  • Prep Cookshop, London
  • Ruby & Scarlet, Suffolk
  • The Wooden Spoon Cookshop, Staffordshire

Britain’s Best Supermarket, sponsored by Ultimate Products

  • Aldi
  • Booths
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Tesco
  • Waitrose

Best Housewares Retail Buyer, sponsored by Haus

  • Lindsay Allix, Home Hardware Southwest, Devon
  • Kathryn Bailey, Barton Grange Garden Centre, Lancashire
  • Tom Carter, Potters Cookshop, Essex
  • Dean Hawes, Fenwick, Colchester (formerly known as Williams & Griffin)
  • Maureen Hooker, Bakers & Larners of Holt, Norfolk
  • Helen Miller, Fenwick, Brent Cross
  • Paul Thompson, Barnitts, York
  • Sarah Wood, Trevor Mottram, Kent

Best Window Display, sponsored by What More UK

  • Cutlacks, Cambridgeshire
  • Potters Cookshop, Essex
  • Retro Cookshop, Kent
  • Steamer Trading Cookshop, nationwide
  • The Good Cook Shop, West Sussex

Best Housewares Salesperson Award, sponsored by BHETA

  • Caroline Pinchin
  • Grant Simmons
  • Henry Thompson
  • Julia Bottoms
  • Tony Butler

Kitchenware Innovation Award, sponsored by Harts of Stur

  • Auteur – Bobble Insulate
  • Eddingtons – Smoothie Straws
  • Europasonic – Pro Chef Saucepan Separator
  • I.O Shen – Maoui Deba Multi-purpose Blade
  • Joseph Joseph – Stack 4 Food Waste Caddy
  • Kitchen Craft – Lovello Range
  • My Gifts Trade – Woodland Trust Textile Range
  • Safe With Me – Fire Safety Blanket

Tabletop Innovation Award, sponsored by Potters Cookshop

  • Creative Tops – Into The Wild Mugs
  • Creative Tops – Mikasa Dip Dishes and Slate Board
  • Creative Tops – Stir It Up Range
  • Eddingtons – Epicurean Melamine Tableware
  • International Innovation Company – Vacu Vin Swirling Carafe
  • LSA – Nomad Range
  • Portmeirion – Wrendale New Mug Range

Bakeware Innovation Award, sponsored by Lakeland

  • DKB Household UK – Jamie Oliver Range
  • Kitchen Craft – Paul Hollywood Range
  • What More UK – PushPan Non-Stick Range


Cookware Innovation Award, sponsored by Lakeland

  • Denby – The Canvas Range
  • Dexam – School of Wok Range
  • DKB Household UK – Zyliss Fresh Range
  • Eddingtons – The Omelit
  • JWP – Good 2 Go Too 2.4 Litre Steamer/Casserole Dish
  • Pendeford Housewares – 4-in-1 Multi Purpose Microwave Tray

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

  • Europasonic – Hairy Bikers Pie Maker
  • Gourmet Gadgetry – Hot Chocolate Maker and Frother
  • Horwood – Judge Pie Maker
  • KitchenAid – Syphon Coffee Maker
  • Smart (SMA Worldwide Co) – Waffle Maker

Food Preparation Innovation Award, sponsored by Spring Fair

  • Cole and Mason – Herb Keepers
  • Dexam – Groove Tech Knives
  • DRH – Egg Coddler
  • I.O.Shen – Maoui Deba Multi-purpose Blade
  • Joseph Joseph – Mini Chopping Boards
  • Taylor’s Eye Witness – Brooklyn Chrome Range

Packaging Innovation Award, sponsored by PR Direct

  • Creative Tops – Into the Wild Range
  • Denby – Canvas Range
  • Gourmet Gadgetry – Retro Range
  • Kitchen Craft – Paul Hollywood Range
  • LSA – Nomad Range
  • Portmeirion – Sophie Conran Range
  • Taylor’s Eye Witness – Brooklyn Range
  • Tefal – Small Electricals Ranges

Service Award, sponsored by Aspin

  • Arthur Price
  • Dexam
  • Eddingtons
  • Kitchen Craft
  • Meyer
  • Pendeford Housewares
  • What More UK

With the shortlist announced, the industry can turn its attention to the event itself. The awards ceremony will take place on the evening of Monday February 6, during the NEC’s Spring Fair, at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

A three-course dinner will be served with wine and coffee, preceded by a champagne reception. 

The winners will then be presented with their trophies on stage by celebrity chefs The Hairy Bikers, brought to you by our main sponsor Europasonic.

To book your table for this prestigious occasion, visit our website at http://housewaresinnovationawards.com/ for more information or contact event manager Laurie Marrington at lmarrington@datateam.co.uk or 07903 712 102.

Huge congratulations to our finalists and, of course, a big thank you to all those that entered this year. Good luck to all the shortlisted entrants on the night!

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