Outpourings of appreciation and pride continue to come in from winners of the Excellence in Housewares Awards 2023, as the trophies are positioned pride of place at HQs nationwide.
John Grayson, commercial director of Le Creuset, who won three awards this year, commented: “Le Creuset is incredibly proud to have been awarded three times at this year’s event. A fitting testament to the countless dedicated colleagues across our entire organisation. We’re a proud and established brand in the industry that’s now 98 years old and still growing across the globe. This longevity is only possible by maintaining excellence in all that we do.
“How fantastic it is then for in 2023 to have been recognised by the industry for excellence in Marketing, innovation in Cookware and providing the best possible Customer Service. We will continue to work hard on maintaining the standards that consumers and selected partners of Le Creuset have come to expect. Thank you Max Publishing for organising yet again a tremendous Excellence In Housewares experience and we look forward to maintaining our support so that the industry we love can continue to admire, reflect and celebrate everything that’s great about our sector.”
Katie Cryer, national account manager at Robert Welch Designs, which won the Cutting Edge Award, said: “To say we were shocked, given the stiff competition we were up against would be an understatement. We’d teased each other during the evening, with quips about the quickest way to get to the stage to collect our award, as obviously there was no way that was going to happen.
“We are delighted that our Signature knife range has won previously, so it’s amazing for our new Professional range to win so soon after its launch just a few months ago. We’re so incredibly proud of the Robert Welch brand, the whole team, and the new Professional Knife range, and would wholeheartedly like to thank everyone who voted for us.”
Alex Gransbury, cco and founder of Dreamfarm, winner of the Innovation Award, added: “2023 has been an incredible year for the Dreamfarm brand. As a business we have grown +40% for the fourth consecutive year and won three Red Dot awards. I’m now delighted to say, we can add another Excellence in Housewares Award to our growing list of achievements in 2023. The UK is a strategically important market for the brand, so receiving recognition for fantastic product innovation not only motivates our talented design team but reinforces to UK consumers why Dreamfarm is so special.”
Harry Kyriacou, cco, Aqua Optima, which won the Eco Award told housewaresnews.net: “We are thrilled to be a finalist in the Excellence in Housewares Awards. This recognition provides a valuable opportunity for Aqua Optima to raise the profile of our outstanding product, the Perfect Pour Water Filter Jugs, demonstrate our dedication to creating innovative products that make a positive impact.
“With a strong focus on the Strix heritage, the Perfect Pour jugs were thoughtfully designed with customers in mind. Notably, in a time when reducing plastic waste is a top priority for many, Aqua Optima takes pride in offering products that empower customers to make informed choices for their own health and the well-being of the planet. As a finalist, we look forward to celebrating with all the other finalists in October, appreciating the chance to further promote our commitment to making a difference through our products.”