kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2019: Finalists announced

The shortlist for the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2019 has been revealed as the event starts the countdown to its 25th anniversary celebrations.

In the Retailer of the Year and Showroom of the Year categories, Scottish and Irish retailers have raced ahead with 12 of the 16 finalist spots taken by non-English businesses. There are double nods for Kitchens by JS Geddes, Kitchens International, Soaks Bathrooms and The Bathroom Company.

In the design categories, it’s a double for Hayley Robson from Day True in London with two bathroom design nominations, while in the kitchen categories there’s an impressive number of first-time finalists.

The shortlist comes after an unprecedented number of entries that shattered last year’s record by nearly 22%.

“Massive congratulations to all our finalists. It’s an amazing start to our 25th year to see such strong contenders emerge from an extraordinary volume of entries,” said kbbreview managing editor Andrew Davies. “There are some familiar names – demonstrating just how consistently good they are – and plenty of new names, which shows just how high standards now are.

“Remember though that this shortlist represents just the first stage of judging – now the real work begins!”

Stage one of the judging sees submitted entries scored by the expert judging panels to arrive at this shortlist, the second stage sees the finalists meet the judges in person to show them their businesses, showrooms and design projects.

Finalists are then invited for FREE to the gala kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2019 800-seat black tie event in Manchester on April 4, where the winners are announced.

Seats and tables are now available for those who want to join top industry leaders, influencers, key retailers and designers at the biggest networking industry celebration of the year.

“I can’t wait to see the industry gather to celebrate 25 years of its leading awards event,” Davies said. “We’ve got a fantastic venue in Manchester for the first time, so I genuinely recommend booking your seats and tables as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”

For all details on the awards, including booking seats, go to www.kbbreview.com. Full details on all the finalists, including images of showrooms and design projects, will be released in the coming week.

Kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2019: The shortlist

Kitchen Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by Neff 

  • Kitchens by JS Geddes, Kilmarnock
  • Kitchens International, Broxburn
  • The Myers Touch, Winchester
  • Ramsey’s, Nottingham

 

Kitchen Showroom of the Year
Sponsored by InSinkErator 

  • Kitchens by JS Geddes, Kilmarnock
  • Kitchens International, Glasgow
  • Celtic Interiors, Cork
  • Greenhill Handmade Kitchens, Co. Tyrone
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Bathroom Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by Roca

  • Soaks Bathrooms, Belfast
  • The Bathroom Company, Perth
  • Versatile Bathrooms + Tiles, Co. Meath
  • TileStyle, Dublin

 

Bathroom Showroom of the Year
Sponsored by Vitra

  • Soaks Bathrooms, Belfast
  • The Bathroom Company, Edinburgh
  • Stone & Chrome, Camberley
  • BathroomsByDesign, Brentford

 

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

  • Shane Hilton, Arundel Bespoke
  • Jamie Blake, Blakes London
  • David Hall, David Hall Kitchen and Furniture Makers
  • Olivia Shaw, Pol Kefton

 

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

  • Donna Fox, Four Seasons
  • Alan Drumm, Uncommon Projects
  • Rhiannon Phenis, Sola Kitchens
  • Alex Findlater, Alex Findlater Ltd

 

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

  • Marcin Aniolek, Remeb UK
  • Louise Berry, Naked Kitchens
  • Alan Craighead, Craighead & Woolf
  • Jason Bretherton, Stag Kitchens & Interiors

 

Bathroom Designer of the Year: project cost over £25,000
Sponsored by Geberit

  • Hayley Robson, DayTrue Interiors
  • Tim Baber, Angel Interiors
  • Julia Janosa, Temza
  • Stephen Dick, Residence Interior Design

 

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

  • Hayley Robson, DayTrue Interiors
  • Alice Poole, Alice Poole Architects
  • Rhona Bruce, Pol Kefton and Morpeth Bathrooms
  • Pippa Paton, Pippa Paton Design

 

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

  • Alison Teverini, Milward Teverini
  • Joanne Sangster, Ripples Reigate
  • Mirka McNeill Farmer, Mirka McNeill Design
  • Justine Bullock, The Tap End

 

Kitchen Customer Service of the Year
Sponsored by Häfele

  • Wright Kitchens, Harlow
  • Bridgewater Interiors, Gateshead
  • Nicholas Anthony, Cambridge
  • Mode Designer Kitchens, Stoke

 

Bathroom Customer Service of the Year
Sponsored by Jaquar

  • City Plumbing, Andover
  • York and Young, Liverpool
  • Quality Bathrooms and Kitchens, Yeovil
  • Bayliss Bathrooms, Sutton Coldfield

 

Kitchen Product Innovation of the Year
Sponsored by Compusoft

  • Dialog Oven from Miele
  • Exclusive ‘Metal’ and ‘PVD’ specialist finishes from Newform
  • MIA by Carlo Cracco from Scavolini UK
  • Absolute Black Built In 73 Litre Multi-Function Pyrolytic Oven from De Dietrich
  • Ghost Overflow from KWC
  • AXI Collection from Hoover
  • Sterling Deluxe S900 DF GTG from Stoves
  • AluSplash from Häfele
  • 4N1 Touch taps from InSinkErator
  • Dolce Stil Novo oven with retractable handle from Smeg

 

Bathroom Product Innovation of the Year
Sponsored by KBB 2020

  • GoClick from Flova
  • Focus Shower Trays Collection from Acquabella
  • UNION from Crosswater
  • STEAM Basin monobloc Duo control from Arte Form
  • Arysto Eight Sliding Door from Merlyn
  • Nuance from Bushboard
  • Plural from Vitra
  • Summertime from Treesse (Marc Sadler Studio)
  • Penta PE288 Two-hole Satin Steel Basin Mixer from Grange Design
  • SONAR designed by Patricia Urquiola from Laufen

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