Who are the Rising Stars in your retail business?

KBB retailers! We’re looking for your Rising Stars!

We’ve teamed up with Blum to find the upcoming stars of kitchen, bedroom and bathroom retail.

Successful businesses and industries are always looking for fresh, new, creative talent. These rising stars often drive companies to innovate and embrace new practices and technologies and, guided by experienced hands, they can grow into valuable team members or even the next generation of business leaders.

The development of this pool of new, young talent is so important to the future of the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom retail sector and this is why we’re expanding the scope of our annual ‘Rising Star’ award.

We need YOU to tell us who your Rising Star is – who are the members of your team that you believe stand out as a star of the future in this industry?

There are only two rules:

  • They must be currently employed by a retailer – defined as a company that sells direct to the consumer.
  • They must be under 30 years of age on March 4, 2025. Other than that, they can perform any job role within your business – admin, design, sales, finance, installation, we don’t mind as long as they’re a star!

Between August 2024 and March 2025 we’ll be picking a monthly Rising Star to feature in the magazine, online and podcast. Those eight monthly winners then become the shortlist for the overall winner which will be revealed at the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2025 in April.

All you need to do is send us:

  • A clear high resolution head-and-shoulders picture of them (one taken with your phone on normal settings is fine)
  • Their full name and job title
  • Up to 500 words telling us why they’re your Rising Star
  • Your full name and job title

And don’t worry, if you qualify and want to nominate yourself then that’s absolutely fine too!

This is a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of your business and the talent within it. It’s a great chance to let your people know how much you value them and believe in their contribution.

It’s also a way of demonstrating to the wider industry just what can be achieved if you take the time to nurture raw talent.

Good luck!

Email your nominations to [email protected].

You can also use that address to ask any questions and we’ll be happy to answer them.

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