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Don’t miss the Excellence in Housewares Awards on December 9th

BHETA and the Exclusively Show are pleased to be sponsoring the Excellence in  Housewares Awards 2020. The housewares industry’s mega night is just a few days away, taking place next Wednesday December 9. The one-off virtual Excellence in Housewares Awards is free to attend but everyone needs to register in advance – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER IN JUST TWO MINUTES.

Here’s what you need to know to get ready for The EIH 2020:

The virtual Excellence in Housewares Awards 2020 will be hosted on an interactive platform called Hopin. It is really simple to use and works best with Chrome – so, if you don’t already Google Chrome as your browser, you are urge to download that in advance.

The Hopin platform has been developed specifically for events such as The EIH Awards, with interactive elements to enable everyone to connect and engage with other attendees, as well of course watch the awards ceremony itself.

As an attendee, you will be able to move in and out of areas just like you would do at a physical event. The platform includes:

  • A main STAGE area (where the pre-awards speeches and awards ceremony will be hosted).
  • The RECEPTION area with the evening’s details and timings and a link to the official digital Excellence in Housewares Awards brochure.
  • SESSION ROOMS (for sponsors as well as those booked by other companies and individuals). Each of these Rooms accommodate up to 15 individual attendees/individual screens at any one time.
  • A live text-based ‘Chat’ function where attendees can share messages.
  • A one-to-one live video meet-up ‘People’ option for catching up with colleagues and industry friends – simply search by name and select video call or send message.

How do you register for The EIH Awards?

Go to:


If you haven’t previously created a Hopin account, the registration process will prompt you to do so.  This is free and very easy and quick to do – and from our experience doesn’t send any unwanted mail. Try to complete your profile section so people can see you/find you.


How do I join the Awards on the night? 

Using the very same link:


What will happen at the event?
From 6.15pm on the day of the EIH 2020 (Wednesday 9 December) you will be able to move around the full virtual platform. On the left-hand side of the screen you will see the Event Areas: Reception, Stage, Session Rooms.


How do the Session Rooms work?
These are the virtual equivalents of ‘tables’ at the event and where we will be hanging out. It’s just like a Zoom meeting, but much more fun! Session Rooms can be accessed by clicking on the icon on the left-hand side of the site. All those who have Session Rooms are listed (both by logo as well as being searchable by company name). All sponsors rooms feature at the top with other companies’/individual rooms underneath. All you have to do to join a Room is click on the logo of who you would like to pop in and see. You can flit in and out of as many Session Rooms as you wish both pre-awards as well as after the main ceremony.

What happens when the awards ceremony is on?

The main Awards ceremony will take place in the Stage area. This will include the EIH welcome speeches and the inspirational Nadiya Hussain in conversation. This programme will commence 7.30pm prompt. Prior to this time everyone should leave the Session Rooms and click on the Stage icon in the Event Area box of the platform.

After the awards ceremony finishes, everyone can go back into the Session Rooms until late-ish, so pop back in, ideally with a glass in hand!


How are the winners going to be announced? 

In keeping with The EIH’s tradition, category sponsors will be ‘opening the gold envelope’ to announce the winners. The sponsors do not have prior knowledge of the winners, which has meant they have had to record a ‘winner’s announcement’ video for each of the finalists.


What about those fabulous trophies?

The coveted EIH trophies bearing the winners name, EIH Award category and sponsor will be dispatched directly to the winning shops or companies. We’ll ask winners to take a special photo of the trophy with their team for our new year’s celebratory issue of Progressive Housewares.

The EIH 2020 sponsors include: Ambiente, Bira Direct, BHETA, Burton McCall, DKB Household, EKO, Exclusively Shows, Expose Travel, Gastroback, Groupe SEB,, The Inspired Home Show, Joseph Joseph, KitchenCraft from Lifetime Brands, Le Creuset, Meyer Group, OXO UK, Salter, Spring and Autumn Fair, Tefal, Tower from RKW, Tramontina, Ultimate Products.

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