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Members shortlisted for the housewares Oscars

The expertise of bira members across the country has been recognised in the shortlist for The Excellence in Housewares Awards, which has been celebrating UK retailers, products and suppliers for 18 years.

Among the finalists from the bira community this year are: Abraxas (Weedon, Northants); Art of Living (Reigate); Bakers & Larners of Holt (Norfolk); Barkers of Northallerton, North York-shire; Barnitts of York; Chef’s Ware (Hastings); Cookmate (Worcester); Dinghams (Salisbury); Emporium Cookshop (Gainsborough, Lincs); Essentials (Hazlemere, Bucks); Housing Units (Oldham); Jarrold of Norwich; Kitchen Range (Llandudno, Wales); Lawsons of Plymouth; Lords (Greater London); Luxe Cookshop (Northampton); Philip Morris Direct (Hereford); Potters Cookshop (Hockley, Essex); Prep and Rich-ard Dare (London N16 and NW1); Rye Cookshop; Salt & Pepper (Monmouth, Gwent); Steamer Trading (Nationwide); Sterling Furniture (Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire); The Wooden Spoon Cookshop (Leek, Staffs); Trevor Mottram (Tunbridge Wells, Kent).

The EiH Awards are organised by Progressive Housewares and are co-hosted by bira. The list of finalists was compiled from an industry-wide poll of housewares suppliers, along with self-nominations, which were validated by a panel of industry experts.

Progressive Housewares editor Jo Howard commented: “This year’s finalists reflect the diversity of housewares retailing in today’s highly competitive market and recognise the passion, innovation, dedication and sheer hard work that goes into retail excellence. Congratulations to all of our fantastic line-up of retail finalists for the Excellence in House-wares Awards 2018.”