Kitchenware Innovation Award
AIS is the largest non-food buying group in the UK, with 500 outlets covering a wide range of products, including cookware, kitchenware and tableware. AIS is a mutual non-profit-making organisation which exists to enhance the profitability of its members. It supports most of the UK’s major brands and AIS members collectively represent a sizeable account to these major brands.
Presenting the Award, Andrew Wilkins, housewares selector
Small Electricals Innovation Award
Spring Fair is Europe's largest gift & home accessories trade show, with 300,000 new product launches, 3,000 exhibitors and 12 show sectors. Autumn Fair is a unique opportunity to discover exciting new talent, buy the hottest festive products and preview all that the following spring has to offer.
Presenting the Award, Sarah Mclaughlin, Portfolio Director, Spring Fair International
Foodprep Innovation Award
With the 2012 show sold out well in advance, Exclusively Housewares has certainly earned a place as one of the best annual UK trade shows for the housewares sector. Leading buyers and suppliers alike enjoy its unique format and relaxed, professional atmosphere and the show is delighted to be supporting the Housewares Conference and Innovation Awards.
Presenting the Award, Simon Boyd, director
Cookware & Bakeware Innovation Award
Lakeland is a multi-channel kitchenware retailer with 57 stores in the UK and six internationally. Lakeland is known for being an expert in kitchenware, a specialist in cleaning and for stocking unusual gifts and artisan foods.
Presenting the Award, Samm Swain, Merchandising Manager
Tabletop Innovation Award
EPE is a premier distributor of quality branded small domestic appliances such as Bosch, Breville, Crockpot, Cuisinart, Delonghi, Dualit, Food Saver, Gaggia, Hostess, Kenwood, Krups, Lavazza, Panasonic, Phillips, Russell Hobbs, Rowenta, Siemens, Tefal, Villaware and Waring Pro. The company has secured multiple contracts to handle exclusive distribution in cookware & SDA products. It provides a complete service to its cook shop, electrical retail customers and department stores. Specialising in the cook shop and electrical retail market has secured the company significant market share in such a niche market sector. Holding the breadth of stock and being able to deliver to customer requirements has seen many accolades heaped on the company.
Presenting the Award, Noel Pamment, managing director
Retail Innovation Award (under £1m turnover)
When it comes to innovation, quality, reliability and customer service, Horwood offers the ultimate collection of kitchenware to prepare, cook, serve and dine across two brands and two price points. Everything in the kitchen is covered and constantly evolving through a team of leading highly motivated culinary experts and a customer and account support service that is one of the leading in the industry.
Representing Horwood, James Robinson
Retail Innovation Award (£1m-£10m turnover)
Get set for the return of Home to Earls Court 2, London from the 13-15th January 2013. As the UK’s most exciting destination for interiors, Home is the definitive trade event for the exclusive launch of thousands of stylish new products across kitchen, dining, interior accessories, glassware, soft furnishings, furniture and lighting. Taking place alongside leading gift show Top Drawer, the second edition of Home features over 220 of the very best homeware brands from the UK and around the world. Visit www.home-london.net for further information and to register.
Presenting the Award, Neil Gaisford, retail portfolio director
Retail Innovation Award (over £10m turnover)
Wilton Enterprises is the celebration leader, where great people deliver innovative products and exceptional customer service. Based in Woodridge, Illinois, and founded in 1929, Wilton is the leading food crafting company in the industry, with the number one position in cake decorating, bakeware and tea kettles.
Presenting the Award, Stephen Thorpe, senior vice president for international
Rising Star Award
Kuhn Rikon is a family-owned Swiss company founded upon fine tradition. Cookware and cooks’ tools have been produced in Rikon since 1899. Where quality, functionality and innovation are concerned we set the standards. It’s our aim to pass on our passion for cooking, with attractive products and best Swiss quality.
Presenting the award, Edward Margetts, managing director
Housewares Salesperson of the Year Award (to include agents)
The British Home Enhancement Trade Association represents the views, interests, products and services of suppliers in the housewares and DIY markets. For retailers looking for suppliers, suppliers wanting to maximise market share and profitability or consumers looking for products, BHETA is the definitive voice of the homewares industry.
Presenting the Award, Will Jones, executive director, housewares
Representing The Cookshop & Housewares Association, Sarah Golden
Featuring 2,000 exhibitors from over 40 countries and 60,000 total attendees from over 120 countries, the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago is the leading marketplace to source market-driven housewares products, designs and trends. In addition to the unique sourcing opportunities, the show offers first-class educational and networking opportunities for both specialty retailers and corporate buyers– special exhibitions and creative displays, and a full line-up of seminars on trends and design, visual merchandising and branding, retail success factors and consumer preferences.
Representing the International Home + Housewares Show, Derek Miller, vice president, international, International Housewares Association
Bubba is the fastest growing drinkware producer in the USA.Our mission to be the leader in branded drink containers meeting the hot and cold drinkware needs of consumers in their everyday activities.Our consumers promote our products because we deliver beyond their expectations by combining performance,style and value.
Haus represents the very best European brands for the kitchen. Its policy is to focus on high quality and highly-respected names that will last a lifetime. The company offers a range of products to suit keen domestic cooks through to professional chefs, products that not only enhance your culinary experience but look and feel beautiful.
Haus is the sole importer and distributor for Scanpan, an unrivalled range of high quality, long-lasting cookware using traditional Danish craftsmanship; Wusthof knives, manufactured in Germany and cherished tools of the world’s most distinguished chefs and home cooking enthusiasts; Revol, French manufacturer of high grade porcelain; and Gefu, German high quality kitchen equipment.
Denby has been producing pottery close to its clay source, in the heart of Derbyshire, for over 200 years. Using skills passed down through generations Denby tableware is unique, with richly-coloured glazes and distinctive designs. Denby offers both classic and contemporary tableware particularly suited to today's lifestyles, being safe for use in the dishwasher, oven, microwave and freezer. Receiving the same attention to detail, Denby's portfolio has been widened over recent years and includes Burleigh Ware, glassware, accessories and, more recently, cast iron cookware.
Representing Denby, Garry Biggs, managing director
When it comes to innovation, Tescoma offers the ultimate collection of kitchenware essentials to prepare, serve and dine in style at everyday prices. From food storage to ceramic pans, everything in the kitchen is covered and constantly evolving through a team of leading culinary design experts.
Representing Tescoma, Carlo Zanichelli, export manager
For over 20 years JWP Limited has upheld a core ethos of “Quality, Innovation, Design”. At JWP we continue to support our established brands, whilst always looking to bring something new and innovative to an increasingly dynamic marketplace. Our brands include Lock & Lock, Fusionbrands®, Lékué, Üutensil and Tavola Swiss
Representing JWP, Geoff Hounslea, sales director.
Parlane International, a World of Stylish Home Accessories ... Established 40 years ago as a specialist glassware business, Parlane has now become a truly international company in the world of home accessories.
From Glassware to Wall Art, Candles to Vases, Christmas Decorations to Artificial Flowers and Jewellery to Furniture, the Parlane range is truly expansive and fitting for all.
Taylor’s Eye Witness have been making knives for over 150 years in its Sheffield factory and continue to manufacture kitchen knives, scissors and pocket knives in Sheffield, the original City of Steel. What we don’t know about knives, scissors and pocket knives isn’t worth knowing!
Independent and privately owned The Sales Company is a recommended recruitment service provider to the BHETA and its members. With over 40 years of experience gained working in business, recruitment, and HR, Stephanie and Sue are well placed to manage all of your recruitment needs.
Creative Tops is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of tableware and kitchenware products and is a market leader in setting trends for housewares and tabletop. Supplying many of the UK’s best known high street retailers as well as others across the world, the group has enjoyed significant growth over the last five years and adopts a proactive, dynamic approach. Trend analysis is at the heart of the company, which has taken market share from its competitors and developed long term, sustainable customer relationships.
Representing Creative Tops, Pat Dawson, managing director
Founded in 1748, Villeroy & Boch is a world leader in ceramics and lifestyle products sold in over 125 countries around the world. Renowned for design and innovation the latest collections on show at Exclusively Housewares are designed to bring colour and pattern to the table a leading interior trend for 2012, all made on premium bone china to ensure the highest quality and longevity.
Representing Villeroy & Boch, Simon Page, managing director
Representing ICTC Limited, Will Payton, commercial director
Coleshill Plastics appointed Paul Travis to head up the home division which goes from strength to strength with production flowing back to UK shores. It will restructure its home wares division under the Coleshill Design banner in 2013, continuing to develop British made Moulded Melamine and Melamine Laminates both for Melamaster and Anna Viktoria brands, plus growing bespoke production for customers worldwide.
Representing Coleshill Plastics, Paul Travis, sales & marketing director
Pyrex has been well known and loved for nearly 100 years and today, more than 75% of British kitchens are home to an item of quality kitchenware from this legendary brand. From the classic collection of glass bowls to the iconic measuring jugs, each with a signature blue tint in the glass, these items are now synonymous with the British kitchen.
The Pyrexperts strive to develop superior quality products which are guaranteed to provide smart solutions for every kitchen or food requirement. From cooking, baking, picnicking and food on the move, the collection has evolved to offer a vast choice of quality products in all materials and designs to cover every requirement.
This year, Pyrex aims to give Britain the full Pyrexperience by explaining the Pyrex difference and how items from the quality product range can enable everyone to achieve the best possible results in the kitchen, every time.
For further information about Pyrex visit www.pyrexuk.com , call 01564786030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also follow Pyrex on Twitter @PyrexUKOfficial, or ‘like’ the Pyrex UK (Official) Facebook page.
Representing Pyrex, Sarah Large, Trade Marketing Manager UK
Essenso is an established cookware brand that combines years of retail know-how with constant innovation to drive its ever expanding range of products. Its major product lines are enamel coated cast iron and ceramic coated cookware. Its currently being distributed in Turkey by the largest local cookware retailer group and other retailers in over a 100 retail locations and online stores. Essenso's philosophy has always been creating value for its customers through uncompromising quality and practicality.
Representing Essenso, Selim Yuna, Export Director