kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2022 – The shortlist revealed

The finalists for the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2022 have been unveiled after weeks of difficult judging.

The full list is below and it’s an early Christmas present for Laings in Inverurie, which is nominated in three categories – Kitchen Retailer of the Year, Bathroom Retailer of the Year and Kitchen Showroom of the Year.

It’s also a good year all round for Scotland, with an impressive showing from Kitchens International, which is not only up against Laings in the Kitchen Retailer of the Year and Kitchen Showroom of the Year categories, but is also shortlisted in the New Bathroom Retailer of the Year award for its KI Bathroom Interiors business.

In the design categories, there are double celebrations for Chantel Elshout from her eponymous studio in Cirencester and Daniella Fantini from The Tap End in Pontyclun, near Cardiff. They are both finalists in two bathroom design categories.

And Sofia Bune Strandh from Sola Kitchens is also up for a unique double – her business is shortlisted for Kitchen Retailer of the Year and she is shortlisted in the Kitchen Designer of the Year: project cost £30,000-£50,000 category for a design she created for her most difficult customer – herself.

There is also the annual Special Achievement Award, but that will not be revealed until the evening of the awards event itself on March 7 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, alongside the kbb Birmingham exhibition.

“Well, this has been one of the most closely contested initial judging sessions I’ve seen,” said kbbreview managing editor Andrew Davies. “There were an awful lot of very close calls this time around, so huge congratulations to the finalists and commiserations to everyone else who entered.

“We really do appreciate the enormous effort everyone puts into their entries and it makes judging very difficult, so thank you all for your time.”

Now the next stage of judging kicks in – all the design finalists will be invited to present their projects to the judging panels and retailers will be visited in person by our judges so they can see the businesses for themselves up close.

You can book your tickets for The kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2022 event here – www.kbbreview.com/awards

The awards are now in their 28th year – making them the biggest and longest-running awards in the sector – and they’re sponsored by some of the biggest brands.

kbbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2022

The shortlist

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

Sponsored by Franke

Shehryar Khan – Sheraton Interiors, Twickenham

Joel La Rosa – Joel LaRosa Design, Leicester

Jayne Everett – Naked Kitchens, Fakenham, Norfolk

Tim Plested – Controlled Interiors, Fareham, Hampshire

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

Sponsored by Sealskin duka

Gary Read – Kallums Bathrooms, London

Chantel Elshout – Chantel Elshout Studio, Cirencester

Daniella Fantini – The Tap End, Pontyclun, nr Cardiff

Emma Wynne Williams – Tu Mewn, Nefyn, Gwynedd

Kitchen Designer of the Year: project cost £30,000-£50,000

Sponsored by Masterclass

Darren Morgan – Designer Kitchen by Morgan, Keady, Co Armagh

Sofia Bune Strandh – Sola Kitchens, London

Daniel Allen – Evie Willow, Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire

Alex Jenman – Gainsborough Kitchens, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

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

Sponsored by Kudos

Gary Read – Kallums Bathrooms, London

Yousef Mansuri – CP Hart, London

Chantel Elshout – Chantel Elshout Studio, Cirencester

Dean Keyworth – Armstrong Keyworth, Lowick, Northumberland

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

Sponsored by Samsung

Stephen Graver – Stephen Graver Ltd, Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire

Charlie Draper – Sustainable Kitchens, Bristol

Robert Burnett, Kitchens by Holloways, Richmond

Alice Hood – Roundhouse, London

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

Sponsored by Ideal Standard

Kia Stanford- Kia Designs, London

Daniella Fantini – The Tap End, Pontyclun, nr Cardiff

Sokum Hyland-Smith – Five Sextillion, London

Pippa Paton – Pippa Paton Design, Longworth, Oxfordshire

Supplier Team of the Year

Sponsored by kbb Birmingham

Aqualla – Sales Team

Armera – Internal Sales team

PWS – Marketing and Design Team

Quooker – Overall Team

Senstec – GB Sales Team

Virtual Worlds – Sales Team

Installation Company of the Year

Sponsored by SENSTEC

Terlecki – Maidstone

Liberty – Dundee

Concept Installations – Winchester

Alexander Kitchens – Worthing

Rising Star of the Year

Sponsored by Quooker

Liam Butler, kitchen designer at Butler Interiors – Low Bentham, Lancaster

Connor Lehane, lead plumber at Olympus Bathrooms – Otford, Kent

Ellenor Pease, digital marketing manager at Kallums Bathrooms – London

Rini Vanchhawng, sales and design manager at Anthony Mullan Furniture – Maidenhead

New Kitchen Retailer of the Year

Sponsored by Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Birkdale Kitchen Company – Southport

Ligneous Kitchens – Walton on Thames, Surrey

OoshhStudio – Hemel Hempstead

Colour House Interiors – Caterham

New Bathroom Retailer of the Year

Sponsored by Flair

KI Bathroom Interiors – Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire

Simply Bathroom Solutions – Bromley

Luck and Fuller Bathroom Design Studio – Billericay, Essex

Kitchen Showroom of the Year

Sponsored by InSinkErator

Laings – Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Kitchens International – Edinburgh

Bauen Design – Glasgow

Birkdale Kitchen Company – Southport

Bathroom Showroom of the Year

Sponsored by VitrA

Napier Bathrooms & Interiors – Edinburgh

Kallums Bathrooms – London

Roccia – Preston

Sovereign Bathrooms – Winchester

Kitchen Retailer of the Year

Sponsored by Neff

Laings – Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Kitchens International – Edinburgh

The Myers Touch – Winchester

Sola Kitchens – London

Bathroom Retailer of the Year

Sponsored by Roca

Laings – Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

CP Hart – Wilmslow

ESP Bathrooms – Preston

Bathroom Village – Bristol

Other valued partners include

Welcome to Birmingham Partner – Hettich

Grand Prize Partner – Virtual Worlds

After Party Partner – Quooker

Social Media Partner – Flova

Sustainability Partners – Used Kitchen Exchange, Acrysil, InSinkErator and Bathroom Brands

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