Finalists revealed for kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2017

The full shortlist for the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2017 has been unveiled as the next stage of judging begins.

After yet another record number of entries, the biggest, most prestigious and longest-running awards in the kitchen and bathroom industry are set for the gala event in March when the winners will be revealed.

Familiar names such as Kitchens by JS Geddes, Kitchens International and TileStyle are joined by some new names. In particular, it’s a great year for Stone & Chrome in Camberley, as it secures three nominations in total, as does Spinks in Doncaster.

Bell Northampton also turns up in both the Kitchen Retailer of the Year and Kitchen Showroom of the Year categories for the first time.

“We were genuinely overwhelmed by the number of entries this year, especially in the retail categories, which is fantastic to see,” said kbbreview editor Tim Wallace. “The judges have been really stretched this year and it’s great to see so many confident businesses and designers doing such great work.

“I’ve never known some of these categories to be so close.”

This shortlist is just the end of the first stage of judging. The second stage in the design categories sees all the finalists come to London in February for a special presentation day where they discuss their designs directly with the judges. In the retail categories of Retailer of the Year and Showroom of the Year, to get the best understanding of how they operate, judges visit the businesses in person.

No other awards in the kitchen and bathroom industry go to these lengths to ensure the winners have earned their trophies. And, of course, all the finalists get to come to the ceremony in March for free.

For the first time in 2017, the annual kbbreview Retail & Design Conference and kbbreview Retail & Design Awards are combining in one day – March 27 – at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

The conference takes place during the day and the awards in the evening, all under one roof. You can come to just the conference, just the awards or both, so for more details on booking your places, click here.

KBBREVIEW RETAIL & DESIGN AWARDS 2017

THE FINALISTS

RETAIL CATEGORIES

Kitchen Retailer of the Year

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sponsored by Neff

Celtic Interiors, Cork

Bell Northampton, Northampton

Kitchens by JS Geddes, Kilmarnock

Kitchens International, Clackmannanshire

 

Bathroom Retailer of the Year

sponsored by Roca and Laufen

PHS Bathrooms, Milton Keynes

Spinks, Doncaster

Tec Lifestyle, Maldon

TileStyle, Dublin

 

Kitchen Showroom of the Year

sponsored by Insinkerator

Bell Northampton, Northampton

Kitchens International, Clackmannanshire

Lida Cucina, Berkshire

The Myers Touch, Winchester

 

Bathroom Showroom of the Year

sponsored by Vitra

Beyond Bathrooms, Camberley

Laings, Aberdeenshire

Spinks, Doncaster

Stone & Chrome, Camberley

 

Kitchen Customer Service of the Year

Carvers, Wolverhampton

John Willies Country Kitchen, New Forest

Kitchen Workshop, Isle of Wight

Optiplan, Swindon (formerly known as Manor Interiors)

 

Bathroom Customer Service of the Year

Bathroom Inspirations, Dorchester

Cardiff Bathroom Centre, Cardiff

Fired Earth, Winchester

Pochin Bathrooms, Leicester

 

DESIGN CATEGORIES

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

sponsored by Miele

Roberto Castiglione, Lida Cucina

Julie Otulakowski, ArtHouse

Izel Venhar, Sola Kitchens

Roselind Wilson, Roselind Wilson Design

 

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

sponsored by AEG

Steve Bloom, Spacefittingfurniture

Alan Drumm, Uncommon Projects

Federica Zama, Multiliving Scavolini

Glen Wright, Wrights Design House

 

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

sponsored by Franke

Caroline Ince, Aristocraft Kitchens and Bathrooms

Jasper Middleton, Middleton

Tony & Hayley Robson, Day True

Colin Wong, Development Direct

 

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

sponsored by Clearwater Baths and Burlington

Tim Baber, Yellow Duck Interiors

Neil Curtis, Ripples Bath

Vanessa Weeks, Hobsons Choice

Roselind Wilson, Roselind Wilson Design

 

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

sponsored by Abacus

Zoe Curtis, Taylors Etc

Jim Gibson, Stone & Chrome

Marie Hobson, Spinks

Martina Landhed, InStil Design

 

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

Gary Nutting, Wave Bathrooms

Sara Louise Foster, Taylors Etc

Sarah Ireland, Sarah Ireland Designs

Shane Fraser, Stone & Chrome

 

Kitchen Product Innovation of the Year

sponsored by Compusoft

Alno – Alnostruct

Cosentino – Dekton Xgloss

Franke – Frames by Franke

Grohe – FootControl

 

Bathroom Product Innovation of the Year

Aqualisa – Infinia Smart Shower

Geberit – AquaClean Mera

Ideal Standard – Concept Freedom tub

Laufen – Ino basin

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