Kbbreview award 2018

Shortlist revealed for kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2018

The finalists for the biggest awards in the kitchen and bathroom industry have been unveiled.

The kbbreview Retail & Design Awards acknowledge the very best designers, retailers, showrooms and products in the UK and Ireland.

The one to watch for 2018 is Laings in Inverurie, which is nominated for THREE retail categories – Kitchen Retailer of the Year, Bathroom Retailer of the Year and Bathroom Showroom of the Year.

However, in an unprecedented move, organisers have decided that as initial shortlisting scoring was so close, there are SIX finalists named in the retail categories.

“We had a huge jump in the number of entries this year – nearly 30% more than 2017 – and it’s absolutely fantastic to see so many retailers and designers putting themselves forward,” said kbbreview managing editor Andrew Davies.

“The scoring was so close in the retail judging that we decided we had to put six through to the next stage to let the judges get a proper look at their businesses.”

The shortlisting is just the first stage of judging in the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards. In the design categories, finalists will come to London to present their designs in person to the judging panel. In the retail categories, judges visit the finalists in their businesses to see them up close.

“No other awards in this industry have this level of scrutiny and we’re really proud that any winners and finalists know they have really earned the accolade,” Davies said.

The winners will be revealed at a gala event on March 5 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole alongside the kbb Birmingham exhibition. Seats are selling out fast and we highly recommend booking as soon as you possibly can to secure your place.

For all the details, go to www.kbbreview.com/awards

KBBREVIEW RETAIL & DESIGN AWARDS 2018


The Finalists

Kitchen Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by Neff

Hobsons Choice, Swindon
Kitchen Gallery, Birmingham
Kitchens by JS Geddes, Kilmarnock
Kitchens International, Edinburgh
The Myers Touch, Winchester
Laings, Inverurie

Kitchen Showroom of the Year
Sponsored by InSinkErator

ArtHouse Creative Interiors, Alderley Edge
Hobsons Choice, Swindon
KC Design House, Yorkshire
Kitchens by JS Geddes, Kilmarnock
Kitchens International, Edinburgh
The Myers Touch, Winchester

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Bathroom Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by Roca

Bathrooms by Design, Brentford
Laings, Inverurie
Tec-Lifestyle, Maldon
The Bathroom Company, Perth
The Showroom, London
TileStyle, Dublin

Bathroom Showroom of the Year
Sponsored by Vitra

Bathrooms by Design, Brentford
Laings, Inverurie
The Bathroom Company, Edinburgh
The Showroom, London
TileStyle, Dublin
Wholesale Domestic, Glasgow

Kitchen Customer Service of the Year

Abbeywood Interiors, Durham
Newcastle Furniture Company, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Orwells Furniture, Ipswich
Regal Kitchens, Chelmsford

Bathroom Customer Service of the Year
Sponsored by IMEX Ceramics

Taps Bathroom Studio, Shrewsbury
The Bath House, Crewe
Victor Paris Bathrooms, Edinburgh
Tecaz, Sunderland

Kitchen Designer of the Year: project cost over £50,000
Sponsored by Miele

Martin Holliday, Chiselwood
Matt Podesta, Podesta
Julia Brown, Mowlem & Co
Alan Drumm, Uncommon Projects

Kitchen Designer of the Year: project cost £30,000 – £50,000
Sponsored by AEG

Lynne Baillie, Noel Dempsey Design
Laura Gompertz, Laura Gompertz Interiors
Rhiannon Phenis, Sola Kitchens
John Stephens, Rencraft Sevenoaks

Kitchen Designer of the Year: project cost up to £30,000
Sponsored by Franke

Diane Berry, Diane Berry Kitchens
Jordan Price, Dorans Kitchen & Home
William Crabtree, Kitchen Connection of Ascot
Julie Otulakowski, ArtHouse Creative Interiors

Bathroom Designer of the Year: project cost over £25,000
Sponsored by Burlington and Crosswater

Lara Mitchell, Bagno Design
Pippa Paton, Pippa Paton Design
Dorian Bowen, Project One
Lesley Taylor and Zoe Curtis, Taylors Etc

Bathroom Designer of the Year: project cost £10,000 – £25,000

Steve Root, Roots Kitchen Bedrooms Bathrooms
Joanne Sangster, Ripples Reigate
Yousef Mansuri, CP Hart
Kia Stanford, Kia Designs

Bathroom Designer of the Year: project cost up to £10,000
Sponsored Flova

Alan Crawford, Crawford Partnership
Gary Nutting, Wave Bathrooms
Tim Baber, Timothy Paul
Marie Hobson, Spinks Interiors

Kitchen Product Innovation of the Year
Sponsored by Compusoft

Hoover Vision Oven
Tandoor-I integrated tandoor oven
Ballerina Y-Kitchen
Schott Ceran Cooking Fusics Table

Bathroom Product Innovation of the Year
Sponsored by kbb Birmingham

Aqualisa Q Edition
Axor ShowerHeaven 1200/300 4jet
BetteLoft Ornament Collection
Cleanet Riva by Laufen

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