Judges revealed for The Housewares Innovation Awards 2014

The organisers of the Housewares Innovation Awards 2014 have named the judges who will decide the very best housewares retailers and products of 2013.

 Judges revealed for The Housewares Innovation Awards 2014

The judging line-up includes TV chef Malcolm Harradine; Trisha Schofield, head of testing for the Good Housekeeping Institute; Julia Goodwin, editor of consumer magazine ‘House Beautiful’; Rob Fitzgerald, catering manager of North West Kent College; Natasha Lovell-Smith, editor of ‘Great British Food’ magazine; Sue Chuter, owner of Teddington cookshop Kitchen Sync; Chris Lynn-Thomas, owner of Richmond cookshop Kooks Unlimited; Gary and Caroline Gordon, owners of south-east cookshop chain Kitchen Kapers; Natalie McVeigh, managing director of I. O. Shen Knife Wizard and Ruth Cutter, director of ICTC.

Designed to celebrate the best in our industry, the awards are now open for entry. Suppliers can enter products for the Cookware & Bakeware Innovation Award, Small Electricals Innovation Award, Food Preparation Innovation Award, Kitchenware Innovation Award and Tabletop Innovation Award.

For retailers, there are five awards up for grabs: Britain’s Best Cookshop, Best Independent Store/s, Best Multiple, Best Retail Website and Rising Star.

There is also a chance for an outstandingly helpful or efficient sales rep, agent or account manager to be recognised too, by the Housewares Salesperson of the Year award.

The entry deadline is November 29. For more information on entering the awards, and to download entry forms, please visit www.housewaresconference.net or contact Laurie Marrington on 01622 699103 or lmarrington@datateam.co.uk.

The results will be announced during a ceremony held on Wednesday March 26 2014 as part of the Housewares Conference & Innovation Awards. Organised by Housewares Magazine and www.HousewaresLive.net, the event will combine the Awards with The Housewares Conference, in a programme that promises to be informative and inspirational – and with plenty of opportunities for networking.

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