KBB industry stalwart awarded MBE

Warren Ginsberg MBE

Well-known KBB industry figure and chairman of HiB, Warren Ginsberg, has been awarded an MBE in the King’s Honours List 2024.

Standing for Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, MBE is the third highest ranking Order of the British Empire level and has been awarded to Ginsberg in recognition of his services and commitment to the development of the bathroom industry.

Ginsberg has been a leading figure in the sector for over 50 years. Following a successful career with Garfield Glass, he launched HiB in 1991. From its humble beginnings as a fledgling business set up on his kitchen table, the company – which operates from its main facility in Tamworth and has offices in London – has grown into a leading brand in the UK with a growing export business.

In 2020 the company received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for innovation.

Over the years Ginsberg has been committed to innovating and supporting initiatives which have helped develop and set new manufacturing standards across the bathroom and home improvement sectors. One of the most notable was his involvement in the development of heated pad technology for reducing condensation on mirror and cabinet surfaces, which led to new global standards in bathroom mirrors.  

Just last month the company announced the launch of its first sanitaryware range, saying it represented a “new chapter” for the company.

Commenting on his award, Ginsberg said: “I am deeply honoured to receive this MBE for dedication to home improvement. It’s a culmination of a lifetime’s work, and a wonderful acknowledgement of not only my efforts but those of the HiB team. We’ve always strived to push the boundaries of innovation and sustainability and I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved. I’m excited for the future as we continue to lead the way in bringing innovative new products to the UK bathroom industry.”

Ginsberg’s son and HiB’s CEO Robert Ginsberg expressed his congratulations. He said: “My father’s contribution to the industry and our company has been nothing short of extraordinary. His leadership and vision over such a long time, has driven HiB forward and this MBE is a well-deserved recognition of his achievements. We are immensely proud of Warren and grateful for his continued commitment to excellence.”

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