Still time to book for The Housewares Conference & Innovation Awards!

Tickets for the Housewares Conference & Innovation Awards are selling fast but there are still a few places available if you act now!

Still time to book for The Housewares Conference & Innovation Awards!

Latest confirmed retailer attendees include Ocado, Abraxas Cookshop, Dinghams, Kitchenmonger, House of Fraser and Cooking Marvellous.

They will be joining retailers from multiples including Lakeland, Heal’s, AGA Cookshop, Kitchens, ProCook, Lords of Notting Hill and Wilkinson, plus a host of independent retailers including Trevor Mottram, Loose’s Cookshop, The Good Cook Shop, Hubbledays of Henley, La Cuisiniere, Cooks of Trentham, Frankie & Johnny’s Cookshop, Upstairs Downstairs, Squires Kitchen, Tickety Boo, Chilli Peppers Cookshop, The Kitchen Shop, Cookmate of Worcester, Barkers of Northallerton and many more.

There will be a very strong presence from key leading housewares suppliers too including Joseph Joseph, Tefal, KitchenAid, Nespresso, Creative Tops, Horwood, Kitchen Craft, JWP, Denby, Burton McCall, Eddingtons, Witt, Rowlett Rutland, Metaltex, Sistema and Whitbread Wilkinson.

Tailored exclusively for the housewares industry, this annual prestigious occasion is organised by and sister title The event takes place on Wednesday March 26 at Wokefield Park in Berkshire.

To reserve your place, go to or call Christine Fitzgerald on 01622 699176 or email her at or contact

A stellar line-up of expert speakers have been hand-picked for the Conference who will be discussing everything from high street to high tech trends. The roll call includes:

-Michael Weedon, deputy CEO of bira (British Independent Retailers Association).

-Paul Britland, kitchenware buyer for high street chain Wilkinson

-Yossi Gliksman, founder and proprietor of award-winning cookshop Upstairs Downstairs in Shropshire

-Sam Kelly and Erol Sukan, directors of market research company GfK

-Anne Harrison, vice chairwoman of the Women’s Institute

-John Ryan, stores editor of business magazine ‘Retail Week’

-Katie King, managing director of PR and social media agency Zoodikers Consulting

The conference will be hosted by Will Jones, housewares executive director of BHETA. Will said: “I’m delighted to be asked to host the Housewares Conference as ultimately, events such as these are for the benefit of all associated with the industry.”

Taking place in the evening, the Housewares Innovation Awards ceremony will reward the best housewares products, housewares salespeople and housewares retailers of the past 12 months. The evening will be hosted by TV chef Malcolm Harradine, while the awards will be presented by Ben Ebbrell and Barry Taylor, founders and directors of SORTED, the UK’s largest social media cooking channel.

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