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International Craft Awards success for Hochanda!




We are incredibly proud to announce that Hochanda has been awarded SILVER in the Best TV Shopping Channel for Crafts category at the International Craft Awards 2015. We are the first to ever win an award outside of the nominations due to consumer choosing to populate the “other” box when voting with Hochanda as preferred winner.

The Craft Awards have been a highlight of the craft calendar for more than a decade. Now in their 11th year they have become established as a genuine mark of quality within the industry. They are voted for entirely by the readers of Crafts Beautiful and Papercrafter Magazines, who have a real passion for their hobby and the products and personalities that inspire them to craft. This award is a huge achievement for Hochanda and is a positive reflection of our channel and it’s standing within the ever-thriving craft industry.

An award certificate will be presented on 22nd February at the upcoming Craft, Hobby & Stitch International Show at the NEC in Birmingham and two of our buyers will attend to collect the certificate. We will keep you posted with photos as the event unfolds!

Voting took place during Hochanda’s first 3 months of launch.  A significant moment that the Hochanda family is immensely proud of. Let’s hope for gold next year!

Keep watching! Tune into Hochanda live online, on Freeview channel 39, Sky channel 663 or Freesat 817.

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  1. Woohoo yay glad the voting worked lol

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  2. Well done!! Watch out next time, Create and Craft !! :-)

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  3. Absolutely wonderful, congratulations to everyone at Hochanda for all the hard work that you have put in to make it such a success. Now all we have to do is get Virgin Media to take it on board and you will see the votes rocket...........oh if only. Congratulations once again.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  4. Well done to everyone Hochanda.

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  6. Congratulations Hochanda. I'm sure it will be gold next year.

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  7. I voted for you. Just imagine next year when we don't have to use the 'other' box and all those early teething problems are well behind you! Congratulations.

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  8. Well done, it's brilliant for a new channel!!

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  9. Well done, it's brilliant for a new channel!!

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  10. Congratulations HOCHANDA, well deserved award,( I'm proud to say I for one did vote for you) keep up with the good friendly programs, please don't go down the boring stuffy presenters road...

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  11. Fantastic. Absolutely well deserved.....the right balance of great presenters who let the guests do lengthy presentations without chortling all over it..like some channels. Love Alex matt and charlie and the bens and fee. Reckon you should get gold next time xx.

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  12. Congratulations on the award.
    Its lovely to see Leone Pujol on Hochanda. Her friendly approach is awesome and her own vast crafting knowledge really adds to the shows. Good luck Leone.

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  13. Well done to the whole team at Hochanda. You deserve it for having the courage to dive in and launch, but even more for listening to your customers and communicating with us as the station developed. Good to see Leonie back on our screens. Onwards and upwards to gold next year.

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  14. Absolutely amazing and very well deserved too. It's an absolute privilege to be part of the Hochanda family xx

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