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It’s Here! The Excellence in Housewares Awards 2022 open for entry

The Excellence in Housewares Awards 2022 – the ultimate accolades for the UK housewares industry – are now open for product and retail entries, with the deadline of Friday 17 June 2022. As always, entry is free of charge and there is no limit to submissions.

_DSC2916All product entries are via the online entry portal on The Excellence in Housewares Awards website – click HERE.

Criteria for entry is new products launched at retail (ie first stocked by retailers) between June 2021 to June 2022.

This year, for the first time, there will be two parts to the product judging process, meaning that retail judges can take part easily from all parts of the UK. Judges will be invited to judge between one and six categories online, enabling them to peruse entries at their convenience in any location and according to their specialisms. There will also be an in-person panel meeting of retailers to discuss and co-judge The Innovation Award, Eco Award and Icon Award.

Meanwhile, retailers can enter themselves into any retail category via the The Excellence in Housewares Awards (EIH) website HERE. Alternatively, they can send entries for Excellence in Retail Display, Initiative and Training directly to Jo Howard, editor of Progressive Housewares, EIH organiser at (For more details, see separate news story HERE).

Suppliers are invited to nominate retailers for EIH Awards, either via the EIH portal or simply via this online survey link. (For more details, see separate news story HERE).


Product, retail and supplier awards finalists will be featured in the July/August issue of Progressive Housewares magazine. Winners will be revealed at The Excellence in Housewares Awards night on Wednesday October 5 at The Royal Lancaster London. Rob Willis, coo at Max Publishing which owns and organisers the event said: “It’s so exciting to be working towards the housewares industry’s favourite night of the year. There’s an interesting journey ahead as our tough judging stages take place, with no product or brand able to escape the scrutinising eyes of our industry expert judges, but what we get at the end is the best of the best, culminating an evening that really is loved and looked forward to by everyone in this incredible sector.”

Tickets and tables for the big night can be booked online at, or you can do this via a human being by contacting our ticket office, Createvents, on 0118 334 0085 /

The category and event sponsors of the 23rd Excellence in Housewares Awards currently include: BHETA, Ambiente, Exclusively Shows, The Inspired Home Show in Chicago, Beldray, Bona, DKB Household, Eddingtons, Exposé Travel, Joseph Joseph, Le Creuset, Lifetime Brands Europe, Meyer Group, OXO, Products of Change, Progress, The Rainy Day Trust, RKW, Salter, Tower, Tramontina UK, Ultimate Products, and Lakeland, which sponsors The Innovation Award.

For sponsorship enquiries please contact Rob Willis on or John Barry on

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