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EIH Awards “a real boost”

The product, supplier, and retailer winners of last week’s Excellence in Housewares Awards (October 6, Royal Lancaster London) are celebrating their success with colleagues and customers, as well as sharing their joy on social media.

“We are all thrilled in store to pick up Divertimenti’s first ever Excellence in Houseware Award; it has given us all a real boost before our peak season,” states Jason Somers, Divertimenti’s general manager, after picking up The Excellence in Display – Independent Award. Here at Divertimenti, we always aim to go above and beyond in every aspect of our business and to be recognised for many hours of commitment and hard work is a real reward. “

Above: Tom Carter and Alison Hobbs of Potters Cookshop with Simon Oliver sales director of sponsor Tower Housewares, pictured with EIH host comedian Jayde Adams.
Above: Tom Carter and Alison Hobbs of Potters Cookshop with Simon Oliver sales director of sponsor Tower Housewares, pictured with EIH host comedian Jayde Adams.

 

At Potters Cookshop, Hockley, director Tom Carter comments on winning Excellence in Training: “To win an award is always a honour and shock. This is for all of the staff at the shop who have worked tirelessly through the most challenging of times; we are so proud of them.”

Among the jubilant product award winners, Richard and Antony Joseph, co-founders of Joseph Joseph state: “Since its much-anticipated launch in Spring 2021, the Multi-Prep has globally been one of our bestselling gadgets and we are delighted that it has been recognised at the EIH Awards this year.”

Above: Antony Joseph receiving the Top Tool and Gadget Award from sponsor Beldray’s Jenny Stewart and Eddie Edwards.
Above: Antony Joseph receiving the Top Tool and Gadget Award from sponsor Beldray’s Jenny Stewart and Eddie Edwards.

 

Winner of The Licensing Award, Sara Dickenson, senior global brand manager, Portmeirion Group enthuses: “Max Publishing put on a brilliant awards evening and the perfect night was topped off with two of Britain’s most desirable heritage design brands, Spode and Morris & Co, being named the winner of the highly competitive licensing category. We were absolutely thrilled!”

Above: Portmeirion Group’s Sara Dickenson was presented with The Licensing Award by Ian Hyder, director of sponsor Products of Change.
Above: Portmeirion Group’s Sara Dickenson was presented with The Licensing Award by Ian Hyder, director of sponsor Products of Change.

 

Acknowledging another tableware superstar, Fiskars’ Andrew Macer, vice president of sales for UK, Ireland and hospitality comments: “Royal Doulton is delighted to have won the Top of the Table Award at the Excellence in Housewares Awards 2021! Olio is a perfect example of what can be achieved when creative minds come together – a collection that has both form and function to meet the needs of the modern consumer.  We are extremely proud to have collaborated with Barber Osgerby on this project to bring the collection to life.”

 

Top: Divertimenti’s Jason Somers was presented with Divertimenti’s first ever EIH Award by sponsor Meyer Group’s group sales director Claire Whalley-Livesey.

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