Craft Business Awards 2018

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The Craft Business Awards are the biggest and most well-respected in the crafting industry, celebrating everyone from small start ups and young business people to the giants of papercraft, knitting, stitching, haberdashery, beading, jewellery and creative stationery.

There are 24 categories of which 14 are new for 2018 and reflect the important and exciting changes the world's crafting business industry has seen over the past year.

Editor Mark Hayhurst said, “The Craft Business Awards are in their 12th year now. Not only do they honour the hard work everyone puts into their companies and products, but they offer a feel-good factor that make handing out the prizes a real highlight of the team's year.”

Voting is now open

The Judges

  • “The Craft Business Awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the very best of our industry has to offer and a chance for us all to see the new directions and best practise that can improve every craft business”
    Stuart Hillard
    Quilter, designer, author, demonstrator and Great British Sewing Bee semi-finalist
    Photo: Rachel Whiting

  • “Respected in the industry for over a decade, the Craft Business Awards are looked forward to with anticipation by both distributors, trade and retail.”
    Wayne Hemingway
    Fashion designer and co-founder of Red or Dead

  • “The Craft Business Awards are respected throughout the industry. They are now in their 12th year and are bigger and better than ever before. Don't forget to get your customers to nominate you for an award – you've got to be in it to win it!”
    Mark Hayhurst
    Editor Craft Business

  • “The Craft Business Awards are a great platform to recognise emerging products and businesses as well as celebrating existing success stories and brand innovators”
    Linsy Baker
    Buyer for The Works

  • “With over 17 years industry knowledge and connections, I’ve been fortunate to have seen this unique and vibrant industry develop and grow.”
    Craig de Souza
    Executive Director of AFCI.UK

  • “The maker revival we're experiencing is made possible by innovative products, interesting materials and ingenious, quality tools. As a celebration of everything that is good in the industry, The Craft Business Awards are at the heart of this and integral in pushing the sector forward.”
    Camilla Westergaard
    Content Editor for Folksy

Voting is now open

This year's categories are as follows:

  • Best Independent Retailer NEW!
  • Best Support & Service
  • Best Shared Retailer NEW!
  • Best Marketing Campaign
  • Best E-tailer NEW!
  • Best Social Media NEW!
  • Best Start-Up NEW!
  • Best Trade Website
  • Best British Brand
  • Best European Brand NEW!
  • Best American Brand NEW!
  • Sustainable Craft Company of 2018 NEW!
  • Brand Ambassador of the Year NEW!
  • Best Young Business Person of the Year NEW!
  • Best New Product 2018
  • Best Book Publisher of the Year
  • Best Education Product NEW!
  • Best Craft Book 2018 NEW!
  • Best Children's Product NEW!
  • Best Papercraft
    Manufacturers/ Suppliers/ Distributor
  • Best Knitting
    Manufacturers/ Suppliers/ Distributor
  • Best Stitching & Haberdashery
    Manufacturers/ Suppliers/ Distributor
  • Best Beading & Jewellery
    Manufacturers/ Suppliers/ Distributor
  • Best Creative Stationery
    Manufacturers/ Suppliers/ Distributor NEW!
Voting is now open