Housewares retailers reach finals of national awards

The Excellence in Housewares Awards has revealed the names of the retailers who have reached the finals of the 2017 competition.

The winners will be announced at an evening ceremony on Wednesday October 4 at The Royal Lancaster London Hotel.

The finalists are:

Cookshop & Housewares Association (CHA) Retailer of the Year

Art of Living – Banstead, Cobham and Reigate, Surrey

Barnitts – York, North Yorkshire

The Kitchen Range Cookshop – Market Harborough, Leicestershire Lords At Home – Six stores in and around London

Potters Cookshop – Hockley, Essex

Trevor Mottram – Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Retail Employee of the Year

Rob Falconer, buyer of nationwide chain Steamer Trading Cookshop

Alison Hobbs, visual merchandiser of Potters Cookshop, Hockley, Essex

Maureen Hooker, retail sales manager of Bakers & Larners of Holt, Norfolk

Lesley Murray, housewares manager of Highland Industrial Supplies, Inverness, Scotland

Nick Timmins, concession manager of Admiral Housewares at Boundary Mills Stores, Walsall, Midlands

Mary Wallace, supervisor of the Cookshop at Rejects Department Store, Kirkcaldy, Fife
Most Promising Newcomer

Jupes Cookshop, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Kerrys Home Furnishings, Lowestoft, Suffolk

Luxe Cookshop, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Prep Cookshop, Stoke Newington, London

Rye Cookshop, Rye, East Sussex

Wooden Spoon Cookshop, Leek, Staffordshire

Excellence in Direct Retailing

Emporium Cookshop & Homewares @Amazon

Harts of Stur

The Hut




Excellence in Retail Training

Borough Kitchen, London

Fenwick, Brent Cross, London

Harts of Stur, Sturminster Newton, Dorset

Jarrold, Norwich, Norfolk

John Lewis – 48 stores nationwide

Lakeland – 69 stores nationwide
Excellence in Retail Display – Independent

Abraxas Cookshop – Banbury, Northampton, Rugby and Weedon Bents Garden & Home – Glazebury, Cheshire

Borough Kitchen – London

The Kitchen Range Cookshop – Market Harborough, Leicestershire

Potters Cookshop – Hockley, Essex

Webbs of Tenterden, Kent

Excellence in Retail Display – Multiple or Department Store

Barkers Home – Northallerton, North Yorkshire

Bentalls – Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

Harrods – Knightsbridge London

John Lewis – 48 stores nationwide

Lakeland – 69 stores nationwide

Leekes – 10 stores in South Wales, south-east and Midlands

Excellence in Retail Initiative

Bentalls: for its Gift Bags

Harts of Stur: for its Kitchen Magazine

The Hut: for its The Hut Magazine

The Kitchen Range: for its Supper Club

Potters Cookshop: for its Potters Cookshop Hockley relaunch

Steamer Trading Cookshop: for its Divertimenti Cookery School
Excellence in Non-Specialist Multiple Retailing

Blue Diamond Garden Centres

Dobbies Garden Centres Dunelm

Frosts Garden Centres


Otter Garden Centres

Excellence in Specialist Retailing: Multiples and Large Independents

Abraxas Cookshop – Banbury, Northampton, Rugby and Weedon Admiral Housewares – four stores within Boundary Mill Stores

Art of Living – Banstead, Cobham and Reigate

Borough Kitchen – Borough Market, Chiswick and Hampstead Lakeland – 69 stores nationwide

Steamer Trading Cookshop – 42 stores nationwide
Best Department Store (Independent)  

Bakers & Larners – Holt, Norfolk

Barnitts – York, North Yorkshire

Creaseys – St Peter Port, Guernsey

Dawsons – Skipton, North Yorkshire and Clitheroe, Lancashire Jarrold – Norwich, Norfolk

Harrods – Knightsbridge, central London
Best Department Store (Multiple Branch or Group Member)

Bentalls – Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey

Camp Hopson – Newbury, Berkshire

De Gruchy – St Helier, Jersey

Fenwick Brent Cross, north-west London

Fenwick Newcastle –Tyne and Wear

Peter Jones (part of John Lewis Partnership) – Sloane Square, central London

The Excellence In Housewares Awards are wholly owned and organised by Progressive Housewares.

The following retailers are among the winners in The Housewares Innovation Awards 2017, organised by Housewares Magazine and

Lakeland, Borough Kitchen, Bentalls, Dunelm, Bents Garden & Home, Blue Diamond Garden Centres, Waitrose, Potters Cookshop.

The following retailers are among those highly commended: John Lewis, Potters Cookshop, Fenwick (Brent Cross), Steamer Trading Cookshop, Luxe Cookshop, Barton Grange Garden Centre, Dobbies Garden Centres, Sainsbury’s, The Good Cook Shop.


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