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Spring Fair is the most vital buying event in any retailer’s calendar. You will discover exciting UK and international designers and exhibitors, source the latest products from new and popular brands, keep up with the latest trends and gain crucial retail advice that will set your business apart in 2017. For more information go to www.springfair.com

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Sponsoring Champagne reception & Hosts at the Awards ceremony

Europasonic have a 40 year long family history, supplying the UK’s leading retailers with private label and licenced products. Focused on strengthening our business through trusted partnerships with customers, manufacturers, suppliers and our team here in Manchester.

We develop innovative product through trend driven ideas or key retail price points, working closely with our customers all the way.

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Sponsoring the Service Award

Aspin help distributors take orders more effectively, whether on-the-road, at trade shows or online. Our innovative and user friendly applications allow sales teams, agents, and retailers to place and process orders wherever they are. From 1984 to present day, our product range has evolved with technology available to our PixSell iPad ordering app and InterSell B2B eCommerce websites. One thing however, has always remained the same; you take orders from your retail customers and Aspin will assist in processing that order with software solutions for distributors.


Sponsoring the Best Housewares Sales Person Award

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) represents over 200 supplier companies in the housewares, SDA, garden and DIY sectors. Speaking for £5 billion at retail and 9000 employees, it is the leading authority in home enhancement and home improvement and provides a unique channel for dialogue with UK and overseas multiple and independent retailers. A UKTI partner, it also provides export expertise as well as all the compliance, lobbying and commercial advice expected of trade associations.

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Sponsoring the Photo Booth at the Awards

At Boska Holland we’ve been crazy about cheese for over 100 years! It all started near Gouda, home of the original Gouda cheeses, where Willem Bos made his first cheese tools for local cheese farmers. From that day on it’s been our family tradition to inspire you on your journey through the delicious cheeses of the world. Enjoy life, explore cheese!

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Sponsoring the Best Multiple Housewares Retailer Award 

Creative Tops, a Lifetime Brands Inc. company, is a leading manufacturer of quality everyday kitchen and dining products. The company produces bespoke products for some of Britain’s most respected high street retailers and also has its own collection of branded products.
The Creative Tops brand family includes: coffee connoisseurs La Cafetière; the couture-inspired Mikasa; British designer Katie Alice; and heritage brands Victoria and Albert Museum, National Trust and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Trend analysis is at the heart of the company to ensure each brand is at the forefront of fashions.

Sponsoring Best Multiple Garden Retailer Award

David Mason Design was established by the present chairman, David Cowan, in 1962 and has long been a successful supplier of award winning acrylic and wood salt and pepper mills.

In more recent years, we have used our design and entrepreneurial expertise to create successful own label kitchen and dining collections for major retailers.

In early 2017 we are launching our new collections from ‘The English Tableware Company’. This brand was established many years ago by DMD and epitomises everything that is great about British design.

Using only the finest materials and designs these ranges have been inspired by everything that is quintessentially British.

Sponsoring Best Housewares Retail Website Award

Dexam International is a family company based in Midhurst, in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Two brothers started the company 1957, travelling around the world discovering great products for improving the home, and importing them into the UK.

Nowadays, Dexam brings great products back from over 25 different countries, and sells them out all over the world. You’ll find our buyers working with designers and inventors; you’ll see them in woodware workshops in Slovenia, small factories in Taiwan, cast iron foundries in France or cookery schools in London. All the time they will be looking for great value products that make cooking better, easier or more fun.

Sponsoring Best Independent Garden Retailer Award

The English Tableware Company was established many years ago by David Mason Design.
The brand epitomizes everything great about British design. Using the beautiful countryside as inspiration, we use natural forms and illustrations to create gorgeous gifts for the home.

Our aim has been to make every product special, paying particular attention to the detail and carefully sourcing each product for its quality and appeal. Every design is created at our studios in Chesterfield, Derbyshire and we love to experiment with different techniques and ideas whilst keeping to our quintessentially British roots.


Sponsoring the Photo Frame Competition

Gourmet Gadgetry is a family run business that grew from a passion for entertaining with food and has become synonymous with manufacturing quality electrical kitchenware gadgets that radiate style and inspire. Our kitchen electricals including an Award Winning Pizza Oven, Retro Popcorn Makers & Dessert Makers are manufactured to look as appealing as the food or drink that each gadget produces.
Combined with recipes and serving suggestions allowing the end user to experiment with their creative skills in the kitchen. We are always looking for new ways to inspire our customers’ culinary skills, sharing recipes and ideas on our social networking pages, and showcase website.


Sponsoring the Best Independent Department Store Award

Grunwerg is an award winning supplier of houseware and catering products, with over 70 years’ experience in the kitchen ware industry.
As a successful distributor, they are dedicated to new product development and innovation and specialise in premium stainless steel products. Some of its many brands include Global, Tojiro, Rockingham Forge, Art Deco, Bellux, Cafe Ole, Kasumi, Minosharp, Commichef, Pioneer, Benriner and Vektra.


Sponsoring the Kitchenware Innovation Award

Harts of Stur is a fourth generation, family owned award-winning business based in the small market town of Sturminster Newton in North Dorset and is one of the UK’s largest online and instore retailers of cookware, kitchenware and kitchen electricals. We pride ourselves on providing an extensive range of products at competitive prices and a rapid delivery service throughout the UK. Our exceptional customer care is second to none, whether you are shopping instore or talking to one of our customer services team on the phone.

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Sponsoring the Best Housewares Retail Buyer Award

Over the past decade Haus has become synonymous with the very best European brands for your kitchen and home. Through our brands we supply kitchen tools and equipment to suit keen domestic cooks through to professional chefs, as well as beautiful housewares for beautiful homes. Our brands are Bredemeijer, GEFU, Leopold Vienna, Nuance, SCANPAN and Wusthof.

Sponsoring the Kitchen Hero Award

Home Hardware are the largest dealer-owned buying organisation in the UK for independent hardware retailers. Our extensive wholesale distribution services include: over 19,500 products from over 300 leading brand names in bathroom, camping, cleaning, cookware, DIY, electrical, gardening, gifts, glassware, hardware, housewares, ironmongery, outdoor leisure, paint, plumbing and tableware.

We also offer an extensive private label range, superior stock availability, low-cost efficient weekly deliveries from our distribution centres, over 200,000 direct shipment lines, industry leading illustrated Buyers Guide, Homelink.net and B2B ordering system, extensive consumer premier league promotions and an optional corporate marketing programme.


Sponsoring the Best Independent Cookshop Award

Horwood’s lifeblood is independent cookshops, and it has been for the last 119 years.


Sponsoring the Finalists Aprons

Established in 1967, ICTC has been at the forefront of innovation in kitchenware for nearly 50 years. The original owners of the business were responsible for introducing some of the most well-known household brands into the retail market in the UK and ROI.
Over the years ICTC has continued this policy of selecting only the best quality international brands that share our goal to supply superior products to our loyal customers.
By offering a diverse range of products across all sectors of our changing and demanding market ICTC is constantly aiming to build, maintain and grow business with our customers.

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Sponsoring the Small Electricals Innovation Award

The International Housewares Association (IHA) is a not-for-profit, full-service association committed to maximizing the success of the home and housewares industry. Owned and operated by the IHA, the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago features more than 2,200 exhibitors from over 40 countries and more than 62,000 total attendees from over 125 countries. The Show is a leading marketplace to source market-driven innovative housewares and homegoods products, designs and trends.


Sponsoring carafe for each table at the Awards 

International Innovation Company celebrates 30 years of business since the introduction of its first innovation in 1986: the Vacuum Wine Saver. 2016 see’s the second generation of the Schneider family taking the company to the next level, by introducing several new initiatives and brands to sit alongside their world renowned Vacu Vin brand. In February 2016 IIC introduced Tomorrow’s Kitchen – it’s innovative and design led Kitchenware brand. Tomorrow’s Kitchen is an extensive range of food preparation, presentation and storage solutions, for the modern kitchen. At present Vacu Vin and Tomorrow’s Kitchen products are distributed to 85 countries worldwide and still growing!

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Sponsoring the benches for ‘Live and Cooking with Housewares’ stand at Spring Fair

JWP Ltd is a company focused on innovative, contemporary Housewares; working with world-leading brands to bring stylish, yet affordable products to the home. Never ones to rest on our laurels, we continuously strive to push the boundaries with fresh, stylish and must-have products that really strike a chord with consumers. In short we specialise in products that are aesthetically pleasing, versatile, highly functional and above all great value.


Sponsoring the Cookware Innovation and Bakeware Innovation Awards

Lakeland offers an leading range of innovative kichenware and housewares. We are a truly multi channel business searching for products that make life easier, putting them through a rigorous selection and testing process to ensure they surprise and delight our customers.

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Sponsoring the Best Rising Star Award

Magimix products are designed to make life simpler for the serious cook. Most have their roots in professional products originally designed for commercial use. For this reason they are built better to last longer. You can Slice, Grate, Chop, Whisk, Blend and Bake with a Magimix Food Processor. Creating great quality food is at the heart of everything Magimix does. Its core values have remained the same since it invented the Food Processor over 40 years ago: Simple, Robust, Efficient and Attractive. Tasks can be accomplished quickly, easily and quietly with a Magimix.


Sponsoring the Best Wholesaler Award

For the past 41 years Polder has been building on our reputation as a leading brand, supplying consumers with high quality, solution-focused products for home tasks.  The core aspiration of the brand is to offer products that offer quality, value and elegant design, while employing only worthy innovation and user-centered benefits as the hallmarks.   

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Sponsoring the Tabletop Innovation Award 

Potters Cookshop opened in September 2012 next to long established Inifer Potter & Son. The Cookshop doubled in size in May 2014. Since then it has gone from strength to strength, including winning Britain’s Best Cookshop in 2016 at the Houseware Innovation awards in Birmingham.

We are now planning to extend in size again in 2017 due to the demand for more products by our existing and new customers, plus we are desperate for more space! We are now dealing with over 90 different suppliers and hope to increase this even more when we extend next year.

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Sponsoring Packaging Innovation Award

PR Direct started out as specialists in consumer and trade PR for SMEs or individuals but has developed into an agency for companies of any size looking to break into new markets or find niche customer bases.

Run by Sarah Selzer, a former housewares and home improvement trade journalist and editor, and Mark Chapman with a strong sales and marketing background including in hardware, PR Direct has excellent contacts particularly within magazines and newspapers – whether B2C or B2B and print, broadcast (TV & film), online and social media.

PR Direct is delighted to be sponsoring the awards for the fourth year!


Sponsoring the Award’s Trophies

Established in 1975, T&G have over 40 years of experience within the Housewares industry. T&G has a portfolio of over 600 products to excite and inspire including the award winning CrushGrind® salt, pepper and spice mills, unique ceramic ranges and the Sophie Conran for T&G gift boxed board and accessories range. T&G products are synonymous with thoughtfully designed, responsibly sourced, exceptional quality products. All T&G products start from a blank piece of paper and are designed here in Britain. T&G has on offer products from the current vintage trends to everyday kitchen essentials; there is something for everyone!


Sponsoring the Britain’s Best Supermarket Award

Ultimate Products are a Global Company recognised for our ability to design, source, develop and supply branded products to major retailers worldwide. We pride ourselves in providing retail partners with exciting and innovative branded products, whilst maintaining our attractive portfolio of major in-house and licensed brands. This, along with our passion for what we do, has helped us become the specialist brand house that we are today.


Sponsoring the Dinner

Villeroy & Boch was founded in 1748 and is still managed by the 9th generation of the founders. It is deeply rooted in European culture, preserving its identity whilst moving with the times. Tradition, quality, authenticity and innovation are the classic Villeroy & Boch attributes they have become famous for.


Sponsoring Best Window Display

What More UK Ltd was founded in 1999, What More are UK brand and market leader in plastic storage, plastic housewares and plastic garden products. We now also manufacture an extensive range of bakeware, all at our 500,000 square foot, state of the art manufacturing and distribution facility in Lancashire. We are also the owner of the PushPan range of innovative bakeware products. We distribute our products to 67 countries worldwide, making Wham products available to over 4.7 billion people. Our export efforts were rewarded in 2014 and we are proud holders of The Queens Award for International Trade.

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The Rainy Day Trust has been providing financial assistance to individuals from the home improvement and enhancement sectors since 1843. Housewares is a core part of that sector and the Trust realises that life can deal people a tough hand sometimes, and is there to offer the support that people need. “We don’t pass judgement, just deliver assistance.”