categories & criteria

RETAILER CATEGORIES

Best Retailer Newcomer

This category is open to new retail stores that offer housewares products, that have opened their doors in the last five years.

Best Independent Retailer

This category is open to entries from independent, bricks & mortar retailers with between one and three 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

This includes a specific brand of a department store chain or group of above three 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 Omnichannel Retailer

This category is open to both independent and multiple bricks and mortar retailers offering housewares goods, with an exceptional online offering that enhances the customer experience.

Best Cookshop

This category is open to both independent and multiple retailers with a focus on cookery equipment. They must have a vast knowledge across the retail spectrum, including: store design, displays, product range, customer service, marketing and promotion and innovation.

Retail Buyer of the Year

This award is for an individual employed by a housewares retailer that demonstrates immense passion for the industry in addition to vast knowledge across the retail spectrum, including: product range, customer service, marketing and promotion and innovation.

Best Garden Centre

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 Store Design

Open to both independent and specific location of a multiple retailer. This will recognise the creative flair and innovation of retailers when it comes to store design, including but not limited to window displays and store design.

Best Wholesaler

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

Trading Achievement Award

This award will honour an exceptional individual working in the retail side of the housewares market. This individual will have dedicated their career to the housewares industry, demonstrated a continued passion for the sector and be recognised among their peers as an exceptional representative for the industry.

SUPPLIER CATEGORIES

Best Bakeware/cookware product

Open to entries for products used during baking, including but not limited to tins, trays and pans, and products used in cooking, including but not limited to pans, bowls and utensils, available on the UK market between February 2020 and February 2021.

Best Sustainable product

For products that provide environmental, social and economic benefits while protecting public health and environment over their whole life cycle, from the extraction of raw materials until the final disposal, available on the UK market between February 2020 and February 2021.

Best Tabletop Product

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, available on the UK market between February 2020 and February 2021.

Best Kitchenware Product

Open to entries for products used in the kitchen, including but not limited to utensils, food storage and holders, available on the UK market between February 2020 and February 2021.

Best Small Electrical Product

Open to entries for electrical products designed for use in the kitchen, including but not limited to time-saving devices, grills, cookers and mixers, available on the UK market between February 2020 and February 2021.

Best Supplier

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

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.

Kitchen Hero Award

This award will honour an exceptional individual working for a manufacturer/supplier in the housewares market. This individual will have dedicated their career to the housewares industry, demonstrated a continued passion for the sector and be recognised among their peers as an exceptional representative for the industry.