Who won at the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2021?

The winners of the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards were announced at a gala ceremony at Liverpool’s iconic Anglican Cathedral on September 15 hosted by Joel Dommett.

The sold-out event saw designers, retailers, suppliers and KBB professionals gather to celebrate excellence in the industry.

The coveted Kitchen Retailer of the Year award went to The Myers Touch in Winchester, while Kitchen Showroom of the Year was Diane Berry Kitchens in Manchester. Bathroom Retailer of the Year went to TBK Design in London, and ESP Bathrooms in Preston picked up Bathroom Showroom of the Year.

The Special Achievement Award went to designer Johnny Grey. Trained as an architect, he set up his design studio in 1976, is a visiting professor of Design and Kitchen Culture at Bucks New Uni and helped develop a multigenerational kitchen concept with Newcastle University.

Projects for the design categories were of an extremely high standard and were presented virtually by their designers to our panel of judges earlier this year.

There were two new categories this year – Lockdown Support Special Award, won by Quooker, and Installer Company of the Year, won by Terlecki in Maidstone.

The event kicked off with a drinks reception sponsored by Hettich and after the ceremony, celebrations continued at the Quooker Club – the after party venue sponsored by Quooker – which featured a Back to the 80s disco set hosted by musician and actor Martin Kemp. 

Taylist Media managing editor Andrew Davies said: “The KBB industry has never needed the kbbreview Awards so much. It was good to see people enjoying the face-to-face contact that had been so sorely missed. Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to our sponsors for their generosity and support.”

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

Winner: Donna Casey,thatssocool, London

Finalists

  • Sandy Armitage, Sandy Armitage Designs, Ipswich
  • Elizabeth Pantling-Jones, Lima Kitchens, Milton Keynes
  • Carol Vinaccia, KAM Design, Preston 

Bathroom Designer of the Year: project cost up to £10,0000 Sponsored by Impey

Winner: Steven Pepper,Suna Interior Design, London

Finalists

  • Justine Bullock, The Tap End, Pontyclun
  • Joel LaRosa, Joel LaRosa Design, Leicester
  • Emma Scott, CP Hart, Manchester

Kitchen Designer of the Year: project cost £30,000-£50,000 Sponsored by Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Winner: Howard Miller, H. Miller Bros, Liverpool

Finalists

  • Ashley McCullough, Day True, London
  • Luke McHardy, Luke McHardy & Co, Bratton

Bathroom Designer of the Year: project cost £10,0000-£25,000
Sponsored by Kudos

Winner: Judith Harrop, Judith Harrop Interior Design, Birstall

Finalists

  • Martin Baptie, Baptie Design, Edinburgh
  • Alison Evans, Obsidian Interiors, Cheltenham
  • Hayley Robson, Day True, London

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

Winner: David Hall, David Hall Kitchen & Furniture Makers, Royston

Finalists

  • Josephine Bell, deVOL Kitchens, Loughborough
  • Pippa Paton, Pippa Paton Design, Longworth
  • Brian Woulfe, Designed by Woulfe, London 

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

Winner: Pippa Paton, Pippa Paton Design, Longworth

Finalists

  • Martin Baptie, Baptie Design, Edinburgh
  • Svetlana Heneghan, Amberth, London
  • Martina Landhed, InStil Design, Oxford

Special Achievement Award Sponsored by Hansgrohe

Winner: Johnny Grey

Lockdown Support Special Award Sponsored by kbb Birmingham 2022

Winner: Quooker

Finalists

  • Blanco
  • Franke
  • Geberit
  • Masterclass Kitchens
  • Virtual Worlds

Installation Company of the Year Sponsored by Senstec

Winner: Terlecki, Maidstone

Finalists

  • Alexander, Worthing
  • Liberty, Dundee
  • ProBuild360, Birmingham

Community Champion of the Year Sponsored by Cosentino

Winner: Dream Doors, Newbury

Finalists

  • Soaks Bathrooms, Belfast
  • Qudaus Living, Sutton Coldfield
  • Trademark Kitchens & Bathrooms, Royston

New Kitchen Retailer of the Year Sponsored by Wigmore Kitchen Design Festival

Winner: Elgar Kitchens, Worcester

Finalists

  • Dixon & Grey Kitchens, Stroud
  • Kitchen Design House, Belfast

New Bathroom Retailer of the Year Sponsored by Aqata

Winner: Pier 1 Bathrooms, Hove

Finalists

  • Brown & Co Bathrooms, Kirkcaldy
  • Ripples, Wokingham
  • Ocean Bathrooms, Poole

Kitchen Showroom of the Year Sponsored by Insinkerator

Winner: Diane Berry Kitchens, Manchester

Finalists

  • Day True, London
  • Oundle Mill Kitchen & Bathroom Design, Oundle
  • The Myers Touch, Winchester

Bathroom Showroom of the Year Sponsored by Vitra

Winner: ESP Bathrooms, Preston

Finalists

  • Laings, Inverurie
  • Dobsons, Cheshunt
  • TBK Design, London

Kitchen Retailer of the Year Sponsored by Neff

Winner: The Myers Touch, Winchester

Finalists

  • ProBuild360, Birmingham
  • Kitchens by J S Geddes, Kilmarnock
  • Laings, Inverurie

Bathroom Retailer of the Year Sponsored by Roca

Winner: TBK Design, London

Finalists

  • ProBuild360, Birmingham
  • Day True, London
  • Laings, Inverurie

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