What Do i Need To Know?

The kbbreview Retail & Design Awards are a celebration of the very best retailers, designers and manufacturers in the kitchen and bathroom industry. They are by far the longest running and most prestigious awards in the sector with the 2020 event celebrating 26 years.

Our categories are split into two disciplines – retail and design. They are open to any retailers, designers and manufacturers of kitchen and bathroom projects in the UK and Ireland. Independents, multiples and franchisees are all welcome to enter and it’s totally FREE.

The design categories are open to ANY designers of kitchen and bathroom projects that have been installed in a real residential home. In other words, they are not for concept or showroom designs. However, one-off designs for a showhome or developer are eligible but it must be stated on the entry form.

The categories are: (click each one to read more)

IMPORTANT: You can enter as many categories as you like but only one design per category.

‘Project cost’ is defined as the final sum paid to you by your client. The entry form allows you to declare what is included in that cost e.g. installation.

To find out more about each category, including the judging criteria, click on the name or simply continuing scrolling down the site.

The retail categories reward the very best retailers and showrooms and are open to ANY retailers of kitchens and bathrooms in the UK and Ireland.

IMPORTANT: Multiple retailers must choose ONE specific showroom to enter e.g. your flagship store, or latest opening.

The categories are: (click each one to read more)

The Retailer of the Year awards are for the best all round retailers looking at factors including business success, marketing, showroom, customer service and after-sales.

The Showroom of the Year categories look specifically at how well designed showrooms are and their effectiveness for the target market.

The New Retailer of the Year categories reward new retail businesses that have opened in the 12 months up to the closing date of November 14 2019.

One entry form puts you forward for both the Retailer of the Year and Showroom of the Year.

There is a separate entry form for the New Retailer of the Year categories.

There are also a separate entry form for the Community Champion of the Year category.

To find out more about each category, including the judging criteria, click on the name or simply continuing scrolling down the site.

In 2020 we are introducing two brand new categories for manufacturers and suppliers.

The relationship between brands and the retailers that specify their products or use their services is absolutely vital for the successful industry ecosystem.

The reps are where the brands and retailers connect on a personal face-to-face level and they define the partnership in a way that develops true long-term mutually beneficial connections.

They are the experts, trainers, fixers, sounding boards, advisers and friends that help make a retail businesses thrive.

In 2020 we want to recognise the contribution they make with these two awards.

Companies can nominate their staff, retailers can nominate their favourites or individuals can enter themselves. For more information about each category, including the judging criteria, click on the name or simply continuing scrolling down the site.

Entries are submitted via a very simple online form. It allows you to start an entry and then add, edit or change as much as you like before sending it to us.

The closing date is midday on November 14 2019 – please note that there will be NO extensions!

Absolutely nothing. The kbbreview Retail & Design Awards is completely FREE to enter and always has been for 26 years.

In fact, unlike many other awards, if you’re shortlisted as a finalist you will get to come to the awards event for FREE too!

The judging process for the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards is unique in its focus and detail. We have several stages to make sure the entering is easy but winning is hard!

In the design categories, the submitted entries are viewed by a panel of expert judges and narrowed down to four finalists per category. Those finalists are then invited to London to make an in-person 15-minute presentation.

In the retail categories, the submitted entries are also viewed by an expert judging panel. They choose four finalists for each category and then, over the course of several weeks, each one is visited by a judge to see the business up close and really understand how it ticks.

No other awards in the kitchen and bathroom industry has this two-stage judging process that truly allows the judges to get up close to the designers and retailers.

In the Supplier Rep of the Year categories, submitted entries and nominations will be viewed by a panel of expert independent retailers who will choose the shortlisted finalists and eventual winner.

All the finalists are invited to the black-tie awards ceremony on Monday, March 2nd, 2020 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel.

No, there are three awards given out at the event that do not require entries to be submitted.

The Kitchen Customer Service of the Year and Bathroom Customer Service of the Year finalists and winners are chosen by the famous kbbreview Mystery Shopper from the best showrooms they have visited in the previous 12 months.

The Special Achievement Award is chosen by the editorial team of kbbreview and goes to an outstanding individual who has made a significant contribution to the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom industry.

Special Achievement Award

2019 Alan Dodds, managing director Roca UK
2018 KBSA
2017 Damian Walters, chief executive, British Institute of KBB Installation
2016 Paul Crossley, Just Trays
2015 The KBB NTG and the team behind the Bucks New University Foundation Degree in Kitchen Design
2014 Roger Kyme, CEO, Ripples
2014 Iain Mckinlay, Former MD, Hansgrohe
2013 Yvonne Orgill, BMA
2012 Duncan Marr, Franke
2011 John and Tom Hart, C P Hart
2010 Nick Hopkinson, Mark Two
2009 Laurence Pidgeon and Keith Atkins, Alternative Plans
2008 Roger Cooper, Ideal Standard
2007 Mark Wilkinson, Mark Wilkinson Furniture
2006 Uwe Hanneck, BSH Group
2005 Martyn Denny, president of BMA


Kitchen Retailer of the Year
(formerly Master Retailer Award for Kitchens)

2019 Kitchens International, Broxburn
2018 Kitchens by JS Geddes, Kilmarnock
2017 Celtic Interiors, Cork
2016 Kitchens International
2015 Kitchens by J.S.Geddes - Kilmarnock
2014 Kitchens International
2013 Kitchens by J S Geddes
2012 Kitchens by J S Geddes
2011 Kitchen Architecture
2010 Kitchen Architecture
2009 Diane Berry Kitchens
2008 Kitchens International
2007 Houseworks
2006 Norwood Kitchens
2005 Norwood Kitchens
2004 JS Geddes Design Partnership
2003 Houseworks
2002 Underwood Kitchens
2001 Robinson Interiors
2000 Bannisters
1999 Affordable Kitchens
1998 Hatt Kitchens
1997 J S Geddes Design Partnership
1995 A Bell & Company
1994 4 Seasons Design


Showroom Award for Kitchens

2019 Kitchens International, Glasgow
2018 KC Design House, Yorkshire
2017 The Myers Touch, Winchester
2016 Arthouse Creative Interiors
2015 Roundhouse Design - Wigmore Street, London
2014 Spacefittingfurniture
2013 Townhouse Design, Harrogate
2012 Kitchen Architecture
2011 Parkes Interiors
2010 Design House Dublin
2009 Houseworks Dublin
2008 Kitchen Culture (Esher, Surrey)
2007 Houseworks Belfast
2006 Arthouse Creative Interiors (Cheshire)
2005 Nicholas Anthony (London)
2004 Kitchen Culture
2003 Callum Walker Interiors
2002 Crabtree Kitchens
2001 Stuart Frazer
2000 Tsunami
1999 IGF Interiors
1998 The Kitchen and Bathroom Collection of Salisbury


Bathroom Retailer of the Year
(Formerly Master Retailer Award for Bathrooms)

2019 Soaks Bathrooms, Belfast
2018 Laings, Inverurie
2017 Tec Lifestyle, Maldon
2016 Tilestyle
2015 Bathe & Beyond - Staines-upon-Thames
2014 The Bathroom Company, Perth
2013 Robert Pochin, Leicester
2012 The Bathroom Company, Perth
2011 The Bathroom Company, Perth
2010 The Yard
2009 Burge & Gunson
2008 The Yard
2007 D W Burns
2006 The Yard
2005 Versatile Bathrooms & Interiors
2004 The Bathroom Studio
2003 Versatile Bathrooms & Interiors
2002 Channel Island Ceramics
2001 Elegant John Bathrooms
2000 T W Thomas & Co
1999 Roberts & Co
1998 Littlejohn Bathrooms
1997 BodyWash
1995 Durham Modern Homes
1994 Ripples


Showroom Award for Bathrooms

2019 BathroomsByDesign, Brentford
2018 The Bathroom Company, Edinburgh
2017 Laings, Aberdeenshire
2016 Victor Paris Bathrooms
2015 Sapphire Living Space - Exeter
2014 Bathe And Beyond
2013 Robert Pochin, Leicester
2012 Tilestyle
2011 The Bathroom Company, Perth
2010 Bathing Design Studio
2009 Taylor’s Etc
2008 Bath House Design Ltd
2007 Taylor's Etc
2006 In Design, London
2005 Dream Design
2004 The Yard
2003 Ripples (Bath)
2002 Platinum Bathroom Studio
2001 Porcelanosa
2000 Original Bathrooms of Cork
1999 West One Bathrooms
1998 Roberts Plumbers Merchants & Bathroom Specialists


Customer Service Award for Kitchens

2019 Wright Kitchens, Harlow
2018 Orwells Furniture, Ipswich
2017 John Willies Country Kitchens, New Forest
2016 The Kitchen Company
2015 Fitzgeralds Interiors - High Wycombe
2014 Roma Interiors Ltd
2013 Rugby Fitted Kitchens
2012 Dewhirst Kitchens
2011 The Studio by Innovations, Stoke on Trent
2010 Scammell Interiors, York
2009 Kitchen Consultants, Cambridge
2008 Mark Wilkinson Furniture Ltd (Tunbridge Wells)
2007 McNally Kitchens


Customer Service Award for Bathrooms

2019 City Plumbing, Andover
2018 Victor Paris Bathrooms, Edinburgh
2017 Pochin Bathrooms, Leicester
2016 Zest Bathrooms
2015 Wave Bathrooms – Salisbury
2014 Kedleston Interiors
2013 Fabulous Bathrooms, Reading
2012 Sarah Ireland Bathrooms
2011 BASCS, Swindon
2010 Ripples, Bath
2009 Tubs and Tiles, Coventry
2008 Jacques Bathrooms, Solihull
2007 Dream Design


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

2019 Shane Hilton, Arundel Bespoke
2018 Julia Brown – Mowlem & Co, Newcastle
2017 Roselind Wilson – Roselind Wilson Design
2016 Martin Smith, Holloways of Ludlow
2015 Matt Podesta – Podesta
2014 Andrew Rizza - Dream Design, Dorset
2013 Darren Jenner, Darren Jenner London
2012 Andrew Rizza, Dream Design


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

2016 Richard McGee, Holloways of Ludlow
2015 Christian Stevenson - ChristianPaul
2014 Kieron Bell - Kitchens International, Aberdeen
2013 Donna Grech, Grech & Grech Interiors
2012 Matt Podesta, Podesta


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

2019 Louise Berry, Naked Kitchens
2018 Diane Berry – Diane Berry Kitchens, Manchester
2017 Tony and Hayley Robson – DayTrue
2016 Mark Newbery, Sapphire Spaces
2015 James Robinson - Brookvale Kitchens
2014 Colin Wong - Development Direct, Edinburgh
2013 Edd Thurston & Jack Trench, Jack Trench Ltd
2012 Ivan Burrows, Alfie Briggs Alwood


Designer Award for Kitchens - project cost over £25,000

2011 Stephen Graver, Stephen Graver Ltd
2010 Robert Burnett, Holloways of Ludlow & Lorenzo
Grifantini, DOS Architects

2009 Nick Flatley, Yorkshire Design Assoc.
2008 Scott Lawrence, Kitchen Culture
2007 Scott Lawrence, Kitchen Culture


Designer Award for Kitchens - project costs up to £25,000

2011 Janice Sutherland, Alfred Briggs (Alwood) Ltd
2010 Dominique McLaughlin, James James Kitchens
2009 Darren Morgan, Glenvale Kitchens
2008 Susan Quirke, Quirke McNamara Consultancy
2007 Peter Leonard, Greenhill Kitchens


Designer Award for Kitchens

2006 Jo Sampson, Blacksheep
2005 Tristan de la Haye, Kitchen Culture
2004 Stuart McLauchlan, SHH
2003 Kevin Nicholas, Nicholas Anthony
2002 Andrew Bannister, Bannister Design
2001 Wendy Gossage, Hatt Kitchens
2000 Simon Taylor, 4 Seasons Design
1999 Graham Britain, Treyone Woodcraft
1998 Simon Taylor, 4 Seasons Design
1997 Graham Brittain, Treyone Woodcraft


Young Designer Award for Kitchens

2011 Donna Grech, Grech & Grech Interiors
2010 Nikita Pearce, Callisto Design
2009 Erin Shevlin, Vidaco
2008 Chris Etheridge, Krieder
2007 Sally Gasking, Kitchens
2006 Simon Pink, Houseworks
2005 Breeda O'Donoghue, Houseworks
2004 Jonathan Paul Woodcock, One Way Kitchens
2003 Karen Doyle, Houseworks Ltd
2002 Natalie Braddock-Mead, Stuart Frazer
2001 Tristan de-la-Haye, Avantgarde Interiors
2000 Jonathan Woodcock, One Way Kitchens


Designer Award for Kitchens – contracts and house builders

2014 Ailsa Howorth - Kitchens International, Broxburn
2013 Eva Siskinova & Ali Ravanshad, Dandi Living
2012 Jillian Knowlton, Adaptations Ltd
2011 Allan Craig, Collinton Kitchen Design Ltd
2010 Andrew Rizza, Dream Design
2009 Helen Fewster, Suna Interiors
2008 Parminder Singh Hunjan, Krieder


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

2019 Hayley Robson, DayTrue Interiors
2018 Pippa Paton – Pippa Paton Design, Oxford
2017 Roselind Wilson – Roselind Wilson Design
2016 Martin Hammond & Richard Fox, Ripples Solihull
2015 René Dekker and Emlyn Conlon
2014 Andrew Rizza - Dream Design, Dorset
2013 Eva Siskinova & Ali Ravanshad, Dandi Living
2012 Mark Mallindine, Mark Mallindine Architects


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

2019 Hayley Robson, DayTrue Interiors
2018 Kia Stanford and Alex Reichardt – Kia Designs, London
2017 Martina Landhed – InStil Design
2016 Zoe Curtis, Taylors Etc
2015 Craig Senel – Puro Design
2014 Martin and Lisa Hammond - Ripples Solihull
2013 Jim Gibson, Stone & Chrome
2012 Stephen Roulstone, Charles Yorke


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

2019 Alison Teverini, Milward Teverini
2018 Tim Spiller and Liam Bennett – Crawford Partnership Architects, London
2017 Sarah Ireland – Sarah Ireland Designs
2016 Timothy Baber, Yellow Duck Interiors
2015 Colin Wong – Development Direct
2014 Pippa Paton - Pippa Paton Design, Oxfordshire
2013 Martina Landhed, formerly of Ripples Oxford
2012 Patrick Inglis, Jamal Badrashi & Kim Loddo, Inglish Badrashi Loddo


Designer Award for Bathrooms - project cost over £15,000

2011 Michelle Pabarcius, Design Solutions
2010 Michelle Pabarcius, Design Solutions
2009 Zak Reynolds, Ripples Chichester
2008 René Dekker, SHH
2007 Tim Baber, Ripples Bristol


Designer Award for Bathrooms - project costs up to £15,000

2011 Timothy Baber, Yellow Duck Interiors
2010 Susan Quirke, Quirke McNamara Consultancy
2009 Gemma Hewick, Ripples Newbury
2008 Gemma Hewick, Ripples Newbury
2007 Sarah Louise Ireland, Ripples Cheltenham


Designer Award for Bathrooms

2006 Tim Angus, SHH
2005 Marie-Laurence Camara-Ferguson, Ice Cube Design
2004 Stuart McLauchlan, SHH
2003 Fiona Curtis, Bailgate Kitchens & Cookware
2002 Shaun Lenane, Nicholas Anthony
2001 Wayne Bliben, Venezia Bathrooms
2000 Dereke Garnish, Paul Newman Interiors
1999 Shaun Lenane, Nicholas Anthony
1998 Keith Rossin, Keith Rossin Interiors
1997 Sarah Dodridge, Young


Young Designer Award for Bathrooms

2011 Nicole Foster, Porcelanosa Scotland
2010 Monita Cheung, C P Hart
2009 Lindsay Merchant, Sarah Ireland Bathrooms
2008 Jessica Blake, Ripples Chichester
2007 Jessica Blake, Ripples Chichester
2006 Melinda Hill, Ripples Mayfair
2005 Susan Quirke, Quirke McNamara Consultancy
2004 Gary Clegg, Bathroom & Design Ideas
2003 Janine Creed, Ripples (Bath)
2002 Andrea Brown, Ripples (Oxford)
2001 Claire Brazier, Ripples (Bristol)
2000 Katy Dixon, Bannisters


Designer Award for Bathrooms – contracts and house builders

2014 Colin Wong - Development Direct, Edinburgh
2013 Helen Fewster & Rebecca Tucker, Suna Interior Design Ltd
2012 Helen Fewster & Rebecca Tucker, Suna Interior Design Ltd
2011 Helen Fewster & Rebecca Tucker, Suna Interior Design Ltd
2010 Max Spenser-Morris, Design Republic
2009 Mark Bithrey, B3 Designers
2008 Helen Fewster, Suna Interior Design Ltd.


Student Designer Award

2006 Eamon Nawal, The Arts Institute at Bournemouth
2005 Chanin Kemakawat, Inchald School of Design
2004 Leon Lavictoire, Barking College
2003 Jennifer Lewis, Bishop Burton College
2002 Nicola Blaine, Bishop Burton College
2001 Claire Myerscough, Bishop Burton College


Young Designer Award

1999 Anne Wallis, En Suite Designs
1998 Alison Evans, Ripples (Cheltenham)


Environmental Innovation Product Award for Kitchens

2011 Bosch
2010 AEG-Electrolux
2009 Hotpoint
2008 Electrolux


Environmental Innovation Product Award for Bathrooms

2011 Senso
2010 Roca
2009 Hansgrohe
2008 Aqualisa


Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms Magazine Readers' Product Design Award

2011 Falmec
2010 De Dietrich
2009 Roman


Designer Award for Accessible Kitchens

2007 Alison Wright, Easy Living Home
2006 Adam Thomas, Design Matters


Designer Award for Accessible Bathrooms

2007 Alison Wright, Easy Living Home
2006 Alison Wright & Kate Sheehan, Easy Living Home


Marketing Award for Kitchens

2006 Kitchen Culture
2005 Crabtree Kitchens
2004 Houseworks
2003 The Kitchen Clinic
2002 Steve Hilldrith Interiors
2001 The Kitchen Clinic
2000 G S Geddes
1999 Dewhirst Kitchens
1998 Chris Jones Classic Kitchens
1997 Penwith Kitchen Studio


Marketing Award for Bathrooms

2006 The Yard
2005 Ripples (Chichester)
2004 The Yard
2003 Original Bathrooms & Tiles
2002 Scope Bathroom Interiors
2001 Original Bathrooms & Tiles
2000 Boundary
1999 T W Thomas & Co
1998 Ripples (Bath)
1997 Just Add Water


Product Innovation Award for Kitchens

2019 Dialog Oven from Miele
2018 Fusics Table by Schott Ceran
2017 Frames by Franke – Franke
2016 Hoover Wizard WiFi, Hoover
2015 Poggenpohl – The Fourth Wall
2014 Krushr V2 recycling compactor – Krushr
2013 BORA Professional Cooktop Extractor System
2012 De Dietrich DTiM1000C Piano 'Zoneless' Induction Hob
2005 Waterstation by Rieber


Product Innovation Award for Bathrooms

2019 GoClick from Flova
2018 ShowerHeaven 1200/300 4jet by Axor
2017 Concept Freedom – Ideal Standard
2016 Intelligente Series Digital Showering System, Tissino
2015 Ideal Standard – Dea
2014 IN WC by Lagares - Puro Design
2013 Mood Collection from Noken, part of the Porcelanosa Group
2012 Alchemy Design Award Level45 by Falper
2005 Aqua-Dec by Impey UK

To be crowned Best of the Year in any category your project or achievement must have been completed or achieved within the period November 23, 2018 and this year’s closing date of November 14, 2019

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New Bathroom Retailer of the Year
Kitchen Customer Service of the Year
Bathroom Customer Service of the Year
Community Champion of the Year
Kitchen Designer of the Year: project cost over £50,000
Bathroom Designer of the Year: project cost over £25,000
Kitchen Designer of the Year: project cost £30,000 – £50,000
Bathroom Designer of the Year: project cost £10,000 – £25,000
Kitchen Designer of the Year: project cost up to £30,000
Bathroom Designer of the Year: project cost up to £10,000
Special Achievement Award
Kitchen Supplier Representative of the Year
Bathroom Supplier Representative of the Year

Enter The Awards

Entering the awards is really easy and you can do it all online.

Our entry process allows you to log in and out of your own account and keep adding or changing your entry until you’re happy with it.
All you have to do is make sure you hit that ‘submit’ button before the closing date of 5pm on November 14th!

Create an account

When you click on the doorway you’ll be taken through to the entry pages – the first thing you’ll need to do is create an account, this is how you’ll be able to return and update your entry at another time or enter multiple categories.


Follow the simple instructions

Once you have an account all you need to do is follow the rest of the onscreen instructions


Enter through the door

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The Event

Monday 2nd March 2020

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If you’ve got any questions at all about entering or booking your seats and tables, feel free to give Tracey a call on 020 8515 2113 or [email protected].

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