Lovehoney is delighted to announce that we have added four more awards to our trophy cabinet. We have won Most Innovative Brand, Best Online Retailer, Best Sales Team and Best Product Range for the Fifty Shades Freed The Official Pleasure Collection at the 2018 ETO Awards.
ETO, Erotic Trade Only, is one of the world’s leading adult industry magazines based in the UK. Lovehoney, the UK’s largest pleasure products manufacturer and retailer fought off stiff competition to win the prestigious awards.
Lovehoney’s International Sales Manager, Kate Hodgson-Egan and Sales Executive, Laura Wood, attended the awards which were held in the famous Blackpool Tower. Kate Hodgson-Egan said: “This is a huge honour for Lovehoney trade sales team, particularly as these awards have been voted on by our customers. The sales team works hard to ensure our customers and distributors are satisfied so to win Best Sales team is something we are particularly proud of.”
The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 ranks Britain's mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales, measured over the last two years of available accounts.
Lovehoney moved up ten places in this year's table - published yesterday (Sun, June 11) - to 41 after international sales grew by 75.5% to £15.8 million.
The Bath-based business was the fourth fastest growing ecommerce business in the table. Lovehoney has launched websites in the US, Australia, France, Germany the EU and Canada and has benefited from the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey, for which it holds the worldwide licence for pleasure products.
Richard Longhurst, Lovehoney Co-founder, said: "We are delighted to have made the Sunday Times' top 200 fastest growing international companies for the third year running.
"We have exciting plans to accelerate our international growth over the next few years as more people around the world become aware of us as a global brand.
"It is great to maintain the momentum after we were awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade last year."
All 200 companies have notched up impressive statistics, generating combined exports of £7.6 billion on turnover of £19.2 billion.
Their international sales have risen by an annual average of 47% over two years.
The full league table was published yesterday in an eight-page supplement with the business section of the Sunday Times.
*Britain's biggest online sex toy retailer has three toys in the top six vibrators in the annual survey of the most effective pleasure products;
*Good Housekeeping found that 45% of women are regular vibrator users and 75% are happy to chat about them with a friend or partner
Lovehoney was once again the best performing brand in Good Housekeeping magazine's influential Tried & Tested sex toy survey. The award-winning online retailer had three toys in the top six vibrators in the annual survey of the most effective pleasure products.
Richard Longhurst and Neal Slateford featured in last night's How Did You Get So Rich hosted by Katherine Ryan.
Visits to the Lovehoney website surged after the show.
The BBC has visited HQ and featured Lovehoney Co-Founder Richard Longhurst in 'CEO Secrets'.
The filmed content stayed in the five most watched clips on the site for 5 days.
To watch the clip, visit here.
The UK's most widely read newspaper has gone behind the scenes at Lovehoney's head office in Bath.
The Sun online is read by over 60 million people a month.
The Fifty Shades Darker official sex toy range has been featured on major US TV Station NBC in the US, on popular mainstream show Access Hollywood.
With an audience of over 5 million, the segment was hosted by Dana B. Myers - founder of Booty Parlor and an on-camera expert who discusses sex, relationships and sensual products.
Marieclaire.co.uk, one of the UK's top consumer lifestyle titles, has covered 14 best sex toys for couples in the run up to Valentine's Day.
Featured are the Jimmyjane Hello Touch Powerful Finger Vibrator, The Sqweel GO, and the classic Tracey Cox Supersex Glass Dildo Set.
A full cross-section of Lovehoney staff members were treated to front-row seats at the star-studded Sex Appeal 6 comedy evening in aid of Brook, the young people's sexual wellbeing charity.
Joining Lovehoney co-founder Richard Longhurst at London's Conway Hall on January 21 2017 were 18 lucky representatives of all sectors of the company, from the logistics and warehouse teams to the creative and sales departments.
This is the fifth time that Lovehoney has sponsored the annual fundraising event.
It continues an ongoing relationship with Brook that has also included the provision of some written content for the charity's comprehensive advice website, created by Lovehoney's team of sexual wellbeing experts.
We did it! Lovehoney's Creative Team are in the news today for winning The Drum's Creative Work of the Year 2016.
How do you make an ad for an online retailer when broadcasting restrictions mean you can’t actually show what they sell? That’s the challenge creative agency Brave faced – and conquered – in creating a TV ad for sex toy retailer Lovehoney this summer.
The ad featured bonking furry rabbits and cheeky spanking with a fly swatter took centre stage as Brave turned to innuendo for the post-watershed ad.
Speaking at the time of the launch, Helen Balmer, brand and marketing director at Lovehoney, said: “We’ve had fantastic feedback through research on the ad from people who say it’s exciting, humorous and playful. Everyone who had seen it ends up with a big smile on their face.”
The campaign marked a change in direction for Lovehoney which previously featured couples talking about their positive experiences with the brand. As the first sex toy retailer to advertise on television, Balmer added that it works hard with regulators to create ads appropriate for post-watershed schedules, “no sex toys feature, just lots of innuendo – a staple of British humour.”
To watch the ad, click here.