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kbbreview Retail & Design Awards winners revealed

The winners of the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2017 have been announced at the annual ceremony highlighting the very best of the industry.

The event, which took place on March 27 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, saw celebrity host Jimmy Carr (pictured) hand the famous trophies out to winners for excellence in kitchen and bathroom design projects, retail and product innovation.

The big winner on the night was designer Roselind Wilson, from her own eponymous design practice. She scooped both the kitchen and bathroom awards in the highest project cost categories – a feat only achieved once before in the 23-year history of the event.

It was all change in the Kitchen Retailer of the Year category too, a prize dominated since 2012 by Kitchens International and Kitchens by JS Geddes. Celtic Interiors in Cork managed to squeeze ahead and take the top kitchen prize for the first time.

The Bathroom Retailer of the Year was first-time entrant Tec Lifestyle in Maldon, Essex.

The Special Achievement Award went to Damian Walters of the British Institute of KBB Installation (BiKBBI) for his dogged determination to raise standards across this crucial part of the industry.

“What a fantastic night, and a fantastic set of winners and finalists,” said kbbreview managing editor Andrew Davies. “It’s great to see some new names rising to the top and taking on the continued excellence of the big hitters. The quality of design and retailing in this sector is superb and remarkably continues to get better and better.

“Congratulations to all of them and a massive thank-you to everyone who entered. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you’re going to come up with for 2018.”

 

THE WINNERS

kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2017

 

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

Sarah Ireland – Sarah Ireland Designs

 

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

Martina Landhed – InStil Design

 

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

Roselind Wilson – Roselind Wilson Design

 

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

Tony and Hayley Robson – DayTrue

 

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

Alan Drumm – Uncommon Projects

 

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

Roselind Wilson – Roselind Wilson Design

 

  1. Special Achievement Award

Damian Walters, chief executive, British Institute of KBB Installation

 

  1. Bathroom Product Innovation of the Year

Concept Freedom – Ideal Standard

 

  1. Kitchen Product Innovation of the Year

Frames by Franke – Franke

 

  1. Bathroom Customer Service of the Year

Pochin Bathrooms, Leicester

 

  1. Kitchen Customer Service of the Year

John Willies Country Kitchens, New Forest

 

  1. Bathroom Showroom of the Year

Laings, Aberdeenshire

 

  1. Kitchen Showroom of the Year

The Myers Touch, Winchester

 

  1. Bathroom Retailer of the Year

Tec Lifestyle, Maldon

 

  1. Kitchen Retailer of the Year

Celtic Interiors, Cork

  • Were you at the awards? See the photos from the night here

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