categories & criteria

RETAILER CATEGORIES

Best Independent Retailer of the Year

This category is open to entries from independent brick & mortar retailers with 1-3 locations. They must have a vast knowledge across the retail spectrum including: store design, displays, product range, customer service, marketing and promotion and innovation.

Best Multiple Retailer of the Year

This includes a specific brand in a department store chain or group with more than 3 stores. They must have a vast knowledge across the retail spectrum including: store design, displays, product range, customer service, marketing and promotion and innovation.

Best Garden Centre of the Year

This category is open to independent garden centres and specific locations of a multiple garden centre chain. They must have a vast knowledge across the retail spectrum including: store design, displays, product range, customer service, marketing and promotion and innovation.

Best Wholesaler of the Year

This category is open to housewares wholesalers who offer a well-presented warehouse, vast range of products and product knowledge, exceptional customer services and user friendly shopping experience.

Best Online Independent of the Year

This category is open to independent brick and mortar retailers offering housewares goods. Entries must have an exceptional online offering that enhances the customer experience.

Best Online Retailer of the Year

This category is open to online retailers offering housewares goods. Entries must have an exceptional online offering that enhances the customer experience.

Best Retail Display of the Year

This category is open to window or in-store displays from a multiple retailer, department store chain or independent department store. Entries must show a high-level of creativity and visual aesthetics.

Best Retail Sales Person of the Year

Open to entries/nominations for an individual working for a manufacturer/supplier in the housewares sector that goes above and beyond for their clients, offering unrivalled knowledge, expertise and service.

SUPPLIER CATEGORIES

Best Cookware Product of the Year

Open to entries for products used in cooking including but not limited to pans, bowls and utensils. Products must have been available on the market between January 2022 and March 2023.

Best Bakeware Product of the Year

Open to entries for products used in baking including but not limited to tins, trays and pans. Products must have been available on the UK market between January 2022 and March 2023.

Best Tool or Gadget of the Year

Entries include any tool/gadget including but not limited to graters, tin-openers and mills. Products must have been available on the UK market between January 2022 and March 2023.

Best Tabletop Product of the Year

Open to entries for products designed to be used or placed on top of the table including but not limited to presentation boards and serving collections. Products must have been available on the UK market between January 2022 and March 2023.

Best Small Domestic Appliance of the Year

Entries include small domestic appliances associated with the process of food/beverages. Products must have been available on the UK market between January 2022 and March 2023.

Best Retail Training of the Year

This award recognises a retailer’s training programme or initiative. The programme or initiative must use an innovative approach to aiding team development.

Best Sustainable Product of the Year

Open to entries for products that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. This category focuses on products that protect public health and the environment over their whole life cycle from the extraction of raw materials until the final disposal. Products must have been available on the UK market between January 2022 and March 2023.

Best Supplier Award of the Year

Open to entries from manufacturers/suppliers that offer unrivalled service to retailers from customer service to ongoing training initiatives.

Industry Personality Award

Industry Personality Award

This award will honour an exceptional individual working in the retail side of the industry. This individual will have demonstrated a continued passion for the sector, and will be recognised for their contribution to the industry over the past year.