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Excellence in Housewares Awards 2021 Winners Announced

Leading housewares retailers and suppliers have gathered in style to find out the winners of The Excellence in Housewares Awards 2021 .

Enthusing that it was “wonderful to be back” in the sumptuous surroundings of The Royal Lancaster London, Jo Howard, editor of Progressive Housewares and (organisers of the EIH Awards) acknowledged in her welcome speech: “There are a great many worthy retailer and product winners tonight and, while there is, of course, only one trophy for each category, we salute all of you that have made it to the finals of The Excellence in Housewares Awards 2021. We’re here to celebrate your achievements, as shining examples of our wonderful industry.”

Guests were entertained by foodie comedian Jayde Adams, who hosted the presentation of each award at what was the 22nd annual EIH ceremony. In addition to the revelation of the award winners after dinner, the fun-packed night kicked off with a champagne reception (sponsored by Tefal).

The post awards party includes the casino (sponsored by Exposé Travel, with a top prize of a trip to Chicago), dance floor and photobox (sponsored by Denby) and industry friends and colleagues are expected to continue partying into the small hours.

Above: The winners of The Excellence in Housewares Awards 2021

The Excellence in Housewares Awards 2021 winners are:

PrintBest Supermarket Retailer of Housewares (sponsored by OXO)

Waitrose & Partners


Best Garden Centre Retailer of Housewares (sponsored by Tramontina UK)

Barton Grange Garden Centre, Preston


Excellence in Online Retailing (sponsored by Candlelight)

Harts of Stur


Excellence in Retail Training (sponsored by RKW)

Potters Cookshop, Hockley


Excellence in Retail Display – Independent (sponsored by Meyer Group)

Divertimenti, London


Excellence in Retail Display – Multiple or Department Store (sponsored by Tefal)

Harrods, London


Excellence in Retailer Initiative (sponsored by Gastroback)

The Kitchen Range, West Wickham for its Cookery School Pre-Launch


Retail Employee of the Year (sponsored by Grunwerg)

Kirsty Allen, Harts of Stur


Best Department Store – Independent (sponsored by Bira Direct)

Barkers, Northallerton


Best Department Store – Multiple Branch or Group Member (sponsored by Joseph Joseph)

Fenwick Brent Cross


Independent Cookshop of the Year (sponsored by Le Creuset)

Upstairs Downstairs, Oswestry


Multiple or Small Group Retailer of the Year (sponsored by DKB Household)

Borough Kitchen, London


Excellence in Cookware (sponsored by Progress)

Toughened Non-Stick from Le Creuset


Top Tool or Gadget (sponsored by Beldray)

Multi-Prep Salad Preparation Set from Joseph Joseph


Plugged-In Award (sponsored by Exclusively)

Core All Grind Electric Coffee Grinder from Barista & Co Coffee


Cutting Edge Award (sponsored by Salter)

Wüsthof Classic White Series from HAUS


Excellence in Homewares (sponsored by The Inspired Home Show)

Stellar Battery Free Scale from Horwood


Top of the Table Award (sponsored by Ambiente)

Olio by Barber Osgerby and Royal Doulton from Fiskars UK


The Licensing Award (sponsored by Products of Change)

Spode Morris & Co from Portmeirion Group


The Eco Award (sponsored by PR Direct)

New Life Frying Pan from Kuhn Rikon


The Innovation Award (sponsored by Lakeland)

Circulon Steelshield C-Series from Meyer


The Icon Award (sponsored by Eddingtons)

Good Grips Peelers from OXO


Excellence in Marketing (sponsored by BHETA)

Le Creuset


Excellence in Product Development (sponsored by BHETA)



Excellence in Service (sponsored by BHETA)

Le Creuset


Outstanding Achievement Award (sponsored by Lifetime Brands Europe)

David Grunwerg


Thank you again to the category and event sponsors of the 22nd Excellence in Housewares Awards which includes: 

BHETABiraAmbienteExclusivelyThe Inspired Home Show in ChicagoBeldray, BonaBurton McCall, Candelight, Denby, DKB Household, EKO, Eddingtons, Expose Travel, Gastroback, Groupe SEB, Grunwerg, Joseph Joseph, Kellogg’s, Le Creuset, Lifetime Brands Europe, Meyer Group, OXO UK, PR Direct, Products of Change, Progress, The Rainy Day Trust, RKW, Salter, Tefal, Tower, Tramontina UK, Ultimate Products, and Lakeland, which sponsors The Innovation Award.

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