1. Lovehoney Wins Insider International Trade Award

    Lovehoney wins international trade award!

    We're all doing jumps of joy here at Lovehoney, after winning a top award for Fifty Shades of Grey – The Official Pleasure Collection.

    On Wednesday night we attended the South West Insider International Trade Awards in Bristol and won Best International Deal thanks to Fifty Shades of Grey pleasure products in America and Europe.

    Pictured here (left to right) is Bonny, our Head Buyer, Co-Director Neal, Lucy our in-house PR Executive (that's me!) and the lovely Jess who is our Writer and forum enthusiast!

    Insider made a lovely comment about us, saying: "Bath-based Lovehoney has been a runaway success, almost doubling its turnover in the last two years, and its exclusive deal to tie down the Fifty Shades phenomenon shows a business with its finger on the pulse and ready to seize the moment." We couldn't have put it better ourselves.

    As most of you know, the Pleasure Collection is a range of sex toys and soft bondage items inspired by the erotic trilogy – and last week we also launched the Official Fifty Shades of Grey Sensual Care Collection, a range of pharmacy products to go alongside them.

    We unfortunately lost out at the PayPal eTail awards (held on the same night in London) as Appliances Online scooped up Best Pure-play eTailer (Large), but it was incredible to be nominated alongside brands such as Ocado, and those who attended had a great night.

    Lovehoney co-founder Neal Slateford said: "We were thrilled to win in Bristol against some very stiff competition. Fifty Shades is the biggest sex brand in the world and it represents a huge opportunity for Lovehoney globally.

    "We have really enjoyed working with E L James and the whole team behind Fifty Shades and cannot wait for the movie to come out."

    Comments (13)

    • Tom: June 14, 2013 13:42
      Well done all at Lovehoney!
    • dix: June 14, 2013 14:36
      well done Lovehoney! Jess, your hair is fantastic :)
    • KittyStar: June 14, 2013 15:05
      Congrats Lovehoney, keep up the amazing work you do! Looking very glamourous here too :D
    • Andrew: June 14, 2013 15:49
      Congratulations to you all at Lovehoney, The award is well deserved. You will probably win plenty more in future.
    • Scorpius12: June 14, 2013 16:47
      Congratulations LH - Fantastic News and very well deserved!

      The Fifty Shades Pleasure Collection really captured the Trilogy and brought it too life for everyone with luxury high end products - Well Done!

    • Kulvinder bhogal: June 14, 2013 17:32
      Well done guys. This is an exciting time for all of us. :) :) :)
    • KinkyFuckery: June 14, 2013 19:43
      That FABULOUS !! Well done LH xx
    • FrozenAngel: June 14, 2013 20:10
      Well done LH!!! It's well deserved xx
    • Lou22: June 15, 2013 00:24
      Congratulations to all at Lovehoney :) A well deserved award, I'm sure there will be plenty more! x
    • HE: June 15, 2013 07:28
      Congratulations LH, and well done! Can't think of someone who deserves it more :-)
    • xmorningxgloryx: June 15, 2013 08:54
      Congratulations Lovehoney!! x
    • MrsMacX: June 17, 2013 19:23
      Truly deserved!! Well done everyone :)
    • Lovehoney - Alice: June 19, 2013 08:14
      Thank you everyone! It's a rather lovely piece of glass!