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Industry Awards 2008 announces winners

Published: 9 May 2008
Great achievements and innovations celebrated.
Industry Awards 2008 announces winners
The winners of the 21st Industry Awards were unveiled at a lunchtime ceremony in London today.

The Industry Awards 2008 saw companies from across the UK receive a well deserved pat on the back for all their hard work, continued dedication and high quality initiatives to drive the diy, garden, and housewares sectors forward.

A wide range of innovative and exciting companies, projects and products were highlighted at a lunchtime presentation in the Nine King's Suite in London's Royal Lancaster Hotel.

Entries for the Industry Awards always contain some surprises and this year was no exception.

Products ranged from pest control to a countertop ice cream machine.

The Awards presentation was hosted by the BBC's Louisa Preston and was ably supported by the comic duo Raymond and Mr Timkins Revue.

The Gold winners of the Industry Awards 2008 were as follows:

  • Power tools - sponsored by Sam's Trade Centre - Black & Decker Handisaw.


  • Hand tools - sponsored by Koelnmesse - Black & Decker Autowrench.


  • Fertilisers and chemicals - sponsored by Decco with Fair & Square - Bayer Garden Path Weedkiller Concentrate.


  • Marketing - sponsored by Mica UK - Bayer Garden Provado. Roadshow.


  • Security Products - sponsored by DIY Week - Master Lock Select Access mini key safe.


  • Hardware - sponsored by Home hardware SouthWest - Fire Angel Wi-Safe.


  • Decorative products - sponsored by Stax Trade Centres - Freehand from Shielld Innovations Ltd.


  • Diy product - sponsored by Totally DIY and Totally Tools - Polycell's Polyfilla Stick.


  • Garden Equipment - sponsored by GIMA - Bosch Aquatak Go high pressure washer.


  • Garden tools - sponsored by Koelnmesse - Spear & Jackson's E-Series digging tools.


  • Cookware and bakeware - sponsored by Lakeland - Le Creuset's three-ply stainless steel cookware.


  • Food preparation - sponsored by Lakeland - Joseph Joseph's folding colander.


  • Tabletop - sponsored by Pulse - Dexam Light My Fire Spork.


  • Kitchenware - sponsored by Home & Gift - ICTC Homegrown tote bag.


  • Small electricals - sponsored by BDC Independents - De Longhi Lattisma Nespresso coffee maker.


  • Training and retail support - sponsored by the recruitment agency Nigel Wright - Henkel 'How to Wallpaper' DVD.


  • Packaging - sponsored by BHETA - Bissell Pro-Heat All-Rounder.


  • The Industry Awards is the premier platform for the reward of excellence in the diy, garden, and housewares sectors.



    It is organised by DIY Week, Hardware & Garden Review, and Housewares magazine.

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