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Great British Brands Awards 2022

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Country & Town House is delighted to celebrate some heroic Great British Brands with our 2022 awards, judged in another year of extraordinary challenge and adversity.

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Great British Brands Awards 2022

Over 300 people flocked to the C&TH Great British Brands launch party on 21 February 2022 at The Londoner Hotel, where they eagerly awaited the announcement of the Great British Brands Awards 2022.

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Charlotte Metcalf, editor of Great British Brands

‘Given this is only our second year of awards, we’ve been delighted by the response to them,’ said Charlotte Metcalf, editor of Great British Brands. ‘We had so many entries and have been really impressed by how heroic so many of our brands have been in 2021, admirably displaying those great British qualities of resilience, determination and adaptability with an enormous sprinkle of generous community spirit and care for the planet.’

Five categories, 150 brands. And the winners are…

Planet

Awarded to a brand that has set ambitious, verifiable carbon reduction targets and done the most to phase out environmentally unfriendly practices.

Winner: OXWASH

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Clover Hogan presents Dr Kyle Grant of Oxwash with the award

Green Heroes: Dr Kyle Grant of Oxwash

For disrupting an entire industry with its innovative technology that doesn’t compromise on quality. Oxwash offers the first environmentally friendly and quality laundry service, with an ambition of eradicating the impact of washing on the world’s ecosystems.

Highly commended: Joro Experiences

For committing to turning travel into a force for good.

Product

Awarded to the most innovative, stand-out product that has used new materials and/or new technology in an imaginative way to capture consumers’ imagination.

Winner: NAIM AUDIO

Stephen Bayley, author and design guru, presents Mike Smith from Naim Audio with the award

For the multi-award-winning Uniti Atom Headphone Edition that delivers the full hi-fi experience via beautifully built, tactile headphones. The experience of listening has been described as ‘your preferred route to audio nirvana’.

Highly commended: Musto

For the high-performance Flexlite Vapour collection, made with revolutionary breathable ventiprene.

Craftsmanship

Awarded to a brand that has harnessed the best artisan and craft skills to design beautiful products and/or found new ways of keeping traditional skills alive and relevant.

Winner: ALEXANDRA LLEWELLYN

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Alexandra Llewellyn and Deborah Pocock, CEO of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust

For sourcing and employing the best British craftspeople to create an outstandingly exquisite range of backgammon and other gaming boards, using marquetry which is then hand-lacquered.

Highly commended: Hand & Lock

For its passionate commitment to keeping traditional embroidery alive and relevant.

Community

Awarded to a brand that has demonstrably supported its own people all along its value chains, its own community and society at large.

Winner: THE CONDUIT

Nina Pfifer from The Conduit and Neil Wynn-Jones MBE, Senior International Trade Adviser for The Department for International Trade

For creating both the physical premises and the virtual network that bring diverse communities together for the greater good, to help tackle global problems.

Highly commended: Hambledon Vineyard

Superhero Brand

The judges’ special award for a brand that has shown itself to be a true hero by constantly doing good for people and the planet, while never compromising on the quality of its products.

Winner: BARBOUR

Dame Margaret Barbour and Paul Wilkinson, Global Commercial & Marketing Director of Barbour

Barbour continues to make globally renowned products that last generations. The brand supports British manufacturing and constantly finds new ways of repurposing products to eliminate waste and environmental damage, while its philanthropic foundation supports multiple deserving causes.

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