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16 Jan 2024

Top Drawer crowns Spotlight Awards winners!

Top Drawer crowns Spotlight Awards winners!

Sunday at Top Drawer Spring / Summer 2024 concluded on a high, with the announcement of the inaugural Spotlight Award winners.

After a day which saw thousands of buyers flock through the doors of Olympia London, exhibitors and retailers alike came together to celebrate and raise a toast to the winners of the awards, which were introduced this season to shine a light on outstanding products across the show.

The Spotlight Award winners are:

  • Best New Product in Craft – Studio Kulik 
  • Best New Product in Fashion – Original Duckhead
  • Best New Product in Play - Dinosuit
  • Best New Product in Wellbeing – Oir Soap 
  • Best New Product in Food – Coco Chocolatier
  • Best New Product in Home – Designed in Colour 
  • Best New Product in Gift - Archivist 
  • Best New Product in Launchpad – Freya Niamh Design
  • Best New Product in Greetings & Stationery  – Lagon Design
  • Innovation in Design – Picture This 
  • Best Newcomer - The Way to You

Show Manager David Westbrooke was excited to crown the winners, explaining ‘I’m constantly in awe of the sheer quality of products on display at Top Drawer, and we’re delighted to have introduced the Spotlight Awards to formally recognise it; the strength of entries was outstanding, and the judges certainly had a hard task on their hands. Congratulations again to the worthy winners, and we look forward to seeing their beautiful products on shop shelves across the country!’

Ross Padgett, owner of Dinosuit and winner of the Best New Product in Play category commented: ‘Absolute pleasure to win - having exhibited in Launchpad in 2022 I’m thrilled to bits to not only have graduated to the Play sector, but also to now have won Best Product there!’ 

Once again Top Drawer has proven to be THE place to find the best contemporary brands on the market, as proven by the crop of exceptional winners. With over 30% of the show’s exhibitors being brand new to the event, each expertly curated sector showcases innovative, on-trend products consumers are looking for. 

Buyers from top retailers including Blue Diamond Group, Cardzone, Conran Shop Japan, Daniels Stores, FatFace, Fenwick, Filbert’s Fine Foods, Flying Tiger Copenhagen, Fortnum & Mason, Habitat, Harvey Nichols, Hoopers Department Stores, Inspitalfields, Jarrolds, Jojo Maman bébé, John Lewis, Joules, Kew Gardens, Lark London, Liberty, Museum of Cambridge, National Trust Scotland, Oliver Bonas, Oxfam, Paul Smith, Rossiters of Bath, Russell’s Garden Centre, Ryman, Scribbler, The British Museum, TJX Europe, Waterstones, WHSmith and many more came in their droves over the last 2 days to find their new collections at UK Retail’s premium contemporary trade fair. 

Roll on the final day, filled with more sourcing, connections, and discovery - you don’t want to miss out! Register and make your way to Olympia London before it’s too late!

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