Very good companies for your house
The White Company
Supplier of a wide range of stylish home products and accessories and furniture, principally in white, distributed through their website and through a network of stores in London, Brighton, Guildford, Cambridge, Edinburgh and other major cities.
- Chrissie Rucker, Founder of The White Company, has won the The everywoman Ambassador Award - The NatWest everywoman Awards 2009.
- Chrissie Rucker, founder of the White Company has been named Private Business Woman of the Year at the 2012 Private Business Awards.
- The White Company was voted Best newcomer for calls in the 2012's Top 50 Call Centres for Customer Service
- The White Company is short listed for Best Retail Customer Service and Nicola Spencer for Customer Service Professional of the Year at the ECCCS awards 2013.
United House is a specialist private residential development business. Their home developments have achieved several housing awards in the past year.
- Winner of a Silver Award for Best Starter Home (The Fold, Sidcup, SE9) at the What House? Awards 2012
- Home builder of the Year at the Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2012.
- Highly Commended for the Central St Giles Project at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2012.
- United House won the Housebuilder of the Year accolade at the What House? Awards 2011.
- The Arundel Square project was the winner of Building magazine's Housing Project of the Year award in 2011.
- Winner of one of the Housing Design Awards in 2010 and 2011.
- United House was a recipient of a Customer Service Excellence Standard 2009.
- Winners of the Sustainability Innovation Award with the Sustainable Energy Academy (SEA) for the WHISCERS™ concept (Whole House In Situ Carbon and Energy Reduction Solution.
Factory Direct Flooring operates largely online and offers a large a selection of quality wood flooring home products such as quality laminate flooring, wood flooring and vinyl flooring, sourcing many products direct from the manufacturers
- Silver Seal of Approval - Customer Service Award from Ekomi - as at June 2013.
- For customer feedback about Factory Direct Flooring, please visit their customer service plus page >>
Home Jane offers the services of a team of professional tradeswomen with all of the skills needed to solve your DIY challenges at home, including carpenters, plumbers, electricians and decorators. Offers a no-wait service with Direct Sitters
- Winner - Young Entrepreneur Award - Enterprising Women Awards 2009 and winner - The Precious Entrepreneur of the Year - The Precious Awards 2009
- Winner of Thames Gateway Business of the Year Award - 12th annual Archant London Thames Gateway Business Awards, 2009
- More awards for Home Jane can be found on their customer service plus page >>
Home products by the award-winning retailer, home furnishing for your house including furniture, linen, home ware and everything for the living room, dining room, bedroom, bathroom and the kitchen
- Best Online Retailer, and runner-up for Best Home Retailer - House Beautiful awards 2011
- Best Online Home Retailer and Home Retailer of the Year - House Beautiful Awards 2009
- Retailer of the Year - Homes & Gardens Classic Design Awards 2010 and 2009
- Retail Innovation Award (over GBP10m turnover)(Gold)- The Housewares Innovation Awards 2012
- John Lewis has been named Best Online Retailer at the House Beautiful Awards 2012
Screwfix Direct is the UK's largest direct and online supplier of tools and hardware products catering for the trade and the serious home DIY projects
- Runner-up in best customer service at a contact centre - Contact Centre World awards 2010 - Company and employees won another 6 awards at the same ceremony
- Voted 11th in the Top 50 Call Centre Awards 2010
- Commended for its ‘Fusion Platform’ - Retail Technology Initiative category at the Oracle Retail Week awards 2011
- Runner Up in the Employee Engagement category - CIPD People Management Awards 2010
- Short listed Best mCommerce Retailer - eCommerce Awards for Excellence 2011
- Screwfix wins the 2013 Verdict Customer Satisfaction award for DIY and home; Screwfix came top in its category for quality, service and facilities.
Online shop of the designer and wholesaler of home furnishing fabrics, wall coverings, furniture, upholstery and bed and bath collections which are distributed throughout Europe and worldwide. Retail showrooms on the Kings Road, London
- Tricia Guild, Founder and Creative Director awarded an OBE for services to Interior Design in 2008
- Tricia Guild, Founder and Creative Director, awarded the Homes and Gardens Lifetime achievement award in 2007
Quality provider of fashion, homeware and home furnishings started in London in 1953. Online or through its network of stores, offers a wide range of products including furniture, bedlinen, fabrics, curtains, and decorative accessories
- Winner of the 2008 retailer of the year award - Homes and Gardens Classic Design Awards.
- Laura Ashley Made To Order website won the Best eCommerce Site at the Dadi Awards 2009.
- Laura Ashley Made To Order (MTO) website - Bronze Award - Freshest Niche Market Project - Fresh Media & Digital Awards 2009.
- Highly Commended - Best Interiors Collection/Decor Junior Design Awards 2011.
- Lara Ashley's website named Most Popular and Best Housing & Interior Website at the Website of the Year award 2011.
Specialist in high quality, design-led natural flooring products for your home including sisal, coir, jute, seagrass, mountain grass, wool mix and wool, together with custom made rugs and runners with original borders. Ecological sensitive
Bathroom designers honoured with awards that recognise their top-quality service and high calibre products. Showrooms have been established in London and across England and Wales
- Winner - 2008 Bathroom Designer Award
- Winner - 2008 Designer Award
- Winner - Customer Service Award for Bathrooms - Ripples, Bath - KBB Review Industry Awards 2010
Provider of fire safety products and equipment, smoke alarms, co alarms, fire escape ladders, emergency escape and lighting, fire safes, fire extinguishers and extinguisher servicing, fire evacuation devices
- Winner - Lincolnshire Media Business Customer Care Award 2009 and finalists in 2010
- Highly Commended in the customer care section of the national GO Awards -Excellence in Public Procurement 2009
Website allowing users to list goods they need to transport (such as bulky Ebay deliveries) and allowing transport companies already making similar trips to bid for the business thereby considerably reducing costs and CO2 emissions
- Green Business of the Year - Startups Awards 2009
- Joint Winner - Environmental Innovation category - The Northwest Business Environment Awards 2009
- National winner - Start Up of the Year category - Nectar Small Business Awards 2009 and Runner Up in The Good Web Guide Website of the Year Award 2009
UK leading provider of residential energy efficiency solutions offering central heating, home boiler replacement and insulation installation services
- Winner of the UK Customer Experience Awards 2007 - Category Retail and Consumer Services
- Best Overseas Projectategory Business Charity Awards 2010
- Contact Centre of the Year - centres with less than 250 seats - North East Contact Centre Awards 2010
Gil-lec Electrical Wholesalers
Electrical wholesaler offering a wide range of products for your home through their online store with the intention to provide the best customer experience
- UK Electrical Wholesaler of the Year 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 - The Electrical Industry Awards
East Anglia largest independent housebuilder, recognised by the NHBC in their Quality Award Scheme. Hopkins Home fuses the best of design with the latest modern technology and building techniques.
- Two bronze awards at this year's What House? Awards in London for Best Development (at St. Giles View, Risby, Suffolk); and for Best Medium Housebuilder
Quality manufacturer of tailor made beds, which started in 1905, making beds for the Savoy in London - A Savoir bed can be made to any size or shape, tailored to fit in your home
- Excellent reviews in the British Press
- Nominee - Luxury Craftsmanship - Walpole Awards for Excellence 2011