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The Excellence in Housewares Awards winners are announced

Organised by Progressive Housewares magazine in conjunction with bira, the Awards night took place at the Royal Lancaster London where 400 movers and shakers of the housewares industry gathered to celebrate into the early hours. The theme of of the night was 80s Electric Dreams, with a mix of glamour, big hair, nostalgia and fun. The Awards host was stand-up comedian and comedy writer, Tania Edwards.

Jo Howard, editor of Progressive Housewares and commented: “The 19th Excellence in Housewares Awards night has been a fantastic celebration of the hard work, inventiveness, innovation and dedication of our industry’s retailers and suppliers. Our 80s Electric Dreams theme added extra sparkle and a nostalgic glow to what is widely regarded as the industry event of the year.”


The Excellence in Housewares Awards 2018 Winners are: 

Retail Employee of the Year: Sue Stone, manager, Dinghams, Winchester

Most Promising Newcomer: House UK

Excellence in Direct Retailing: Harts of Stur

Excellence in Retail Training: Borough Kitchen

Excellence in Retail Display – Independent: Potters Cookshop, Hockley

Excellence in Retail Display – Multiple or Department Store: Harrods

Excellence in Retailer Initiative: Hobbs the Kitchen Shop, Penzance

Excellence in Non-Specialist Multiple Retailing: Blue Diamond Group

Excellence in Specialist Retailing (Multiple and Large Independents): Steamer Trading Cookshop

Best Department Store – Independent: Dawsons, Skipton and Clitheroe

Best Department Store – Multiple Branch or Group Member: Fenwick, Brent Cross

Bira Cookshop and Housewares Retailer of the Year: Potters Cookshop, Hockley

Winner of the Oxford Summer School Prize: Steamer Trading

gia UK Winner 2018-2019: Potters Cookshop

Excellence in Cookware: Stellar Rocktanium Cookware from Horwood Homewares

Top Tool or Gadget Award: Barista & Co Brew It Stick from Nixxee

The Plugged-In Award: Baking Bamix from Burton McCall

Cutting Edge Award: Signature Q Knife Block Range from Robert Welch Designs

Excellence in Homewares: Mepal Cirqula Multi Bowl from Mistral Brands

Top of the Table Award: Drift Barware Collection from Robert Welch Designs

Innovation in Product Award: Flex and Flex Plus Toilet Brushes from Joseph Joseph

Icon Award: Thermos Flasks from UK Thermos

Excellence in Innovation Award: Joseph Joseph

Excellence in Marketing Award: Le Creuset UK

Excellence in Service Award: Horwood Homewares

Honorary Achievement Award: Alan Hawkins

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