Awards bonus: The fitting and rising stars

Welcome to another very special episode of The kbbreview Podcast all about the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2023.

In these bonus shows we’re hearing from some of our 2023 judges and finalists and getting to know them and their stories ahead of the big ceremony in Cardiff on Thursday April the 20th.

In this episode we meet an experienced hand…and a rising star. We have Phil Beechinor, from Alexanders in Worthing, they’re up for Installation Company of the Year and then Rosie Proto from Pier 1 Bathrooms in Brighton. She’s in the running for Rising Star of the Year – the award for those under 30 making a big impact in their business.

And if you want to know how big an impact she’s having, she’s also a finalist in the Bathroom Designer of the Year: project cost up to £10,000 category.

Chris Frankland from kbbreview is talking to them but here’s the quick caveat – just because they’re on this podcast doesn’t mean they’ve won, we’re just all about the interesting stories on here.

A huge thanks to our awards Podcast Partner for 2023 – Sonas Bathrooms. They’re very generously supporting these special shows so you have them to thank for making them happen. If you’re unfamiliar with Sonas Bathrooms then they’re a very successful Irish company who have just launched themselves over here in the UK with their great range of stylish products for independent retailers. Go over to to find out everything about them.

Over to Chris, Phil and Rosie…

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