Bakers and Larners of Holt is delighted to announce its recognition as Britain's Best Independent Department Store at the 2019 Housewares Innovation Awards. The 2019 award marks the second occasion that our store has won this prestigious accolade, having been named Best Independent Department Store at the Housewares Innovation Awards in 2016 and also at the Excellence in Housewares Awards in 2015.

Taking place on 4th February at the Birmingham National Conference Centre, the store came up against strong competition from its fellow finalists Atkinsons (Sheffield), Barnitts (York), Dawsons (Clitheroe) and Housing Units (Failsworth).

The award ceremony was presented by comedian Ian Moore. Judging each of the categories was an expert panel that included Dr Sam Attia from Smart Worldwide, Chris Dalton from IIC Brands, Stephen Fennell from Pyrex, Darren Nickolls from Kitchencraft, Helen Simpson from Kitchenaid and Adam Smith from Eddingtons.

Bakers & Larners would like to take this opportunity to thank its staff for their continued hard work and dedication to realise the store’s latest accolade, and its customers — without whom this award simply would not be possible.

“Again, through the hard work and dedication of our staff, Bakers & Larners of Holt has picked up another national award for excellence,” said Managing Director, Michael Baker.

The Housewares Innovation Awards announcement comes ahead of Bakers & Larners’ 250th anniversary, to be celebrated in 2020.