Cotswolds-based Robert Welch Designs is delighted to announce that it has won a 2nd international award presented by Williams Sonoma, the highly respected American retailer. The award is for the ‘Vendor of the Year 2013′ and forms part of the Williams Sonoma Vendor Appreciation award programme. The award takes into consideration product design, overall sales, product quality, delivery efficiency and customer service and, in order to win, the company had to score highly in all of these categories.

Robert Welch Designs was also awarded the ‘Quality Focus Award’ as part of the same award programme in 2012.

Left to right:Jonathan Silverman (Brand and Europe Sourcing Director, Williams Sonoma)

Beth Thompson (Senior Vice President, Williams Sonoma International Sourcing)

Robert Townsend (Export Manager, Robert Welch Designs)

Paul Cody (UK Director, Williams Sonoma)

Rupert Welch, Managing Director, Robert Welch Designs:
“Williams Sonoma is the leading housewares retailer in the US and is recognised globally for its strong commitment to outstanding design, quality and customer service. Robert Welch Designs aims to excel in all these areas and it is a wonderful achievement for us to have won this award in recognition of this.”

The award was presented by Beth Thompson, Senior Vice President, Williams Sonoma at a ceremony held in Lisbon.

About Robert Welch Designs

UK-based Robert Welch Designs has a reputation for the exceptional design, quality and functionality of its products. Company founder, Robert Welch (1929-2000) was an inspirational designer who believed that everyone should be able to use beautifully designed pieces in everyday life. Still family-run, the company is now an international brand with an extensive range of exclusive products including award-winning kitchen knives and utensils, cutlery and other tableware – all offering exceptional value for money.
About Williams Sonoma
Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma is the premier retailer of home furnishings and gourmet cookware in the United States. Their brands are among the best known and most-respected in the industry and include high-quality, stylish products for every room in the house. The company has more than 250 stores, a direct mail business that distributes millions of catalogues a year and a highly-successful e-commerce site.

Robert Welch Designs Ltd Lower High Street Chipping Campden Gloucestershire GL55 6DY UK

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