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Sponsors

Independent Kitchen Retailer of the Year: BA Components

  • BA Components are one of the largest kitchen and bedroom door manufacturers in the UK. With 26 years experience in the industry, BA manufactures 60,000 doors a week across two factories and export to 25 countries across the globe. With over 1000 stockists throughout the UK and Ireland and a recent acquirement of a third factory, BA are a growing business with a turnover of £30million.

Charity Sponsor: BLANCO

  • BLANCO has over 90 years of experience producing industry leading kitchen products.Today, having sold over 50 million sinks, from stainless steel kitchen sinks to ceramic and composite granite kitchen sinks , they are one of the most successful manufacturers in the world. BLANCO stands for excellent craftsmanship, first-class materials and unbeatable designs.

Kitchen Showroom of the Year: British Ceramic Tile

  • British Ceramic Tile is the UKs leading ceramic and glass tile manufacturer. With three locations nationwide in London, Devon and Yorkshire, the company offers a design-led, market-leading portfolio of wall and floor tiles, supplying directly to national and independent retailers, housebuilders and specifiers, as well as exporting overseas. With a long established history of manufacturing for over 100 years, the company has built an enviable reputation for its high quality, trend-led products, designed and made in Britain. Aspirational and innovative, tile collections are influenced by the latest trends and are the pinnacle of manufacturing excellence.

Champagne Reception: Claygate

  • Distributing bathroom products to the merchant trade, Claygate is proud to cater for any type of bathroom. From sanitaryware to bathroom accessories, Claygate not only provides quality products, but also reliable after sales support.

Bathroom Showroom of the Year and wine sponsor: Compusoft & EQ Software

  • Compusoft is a services and software company with over 25,000 licences installed in Europe and Australasia. Compusoft cares about delivering measurable value for its customers which in day to day operations means: very user friendly sales tools that are built on 100% Windows based platforms, accurate up to date data as well as easy to use cost reducing business management tools. Compusoft is the absolute number one market leader in Europe with 21 wholly-owned subsidiaries across 16 countries employing 350 staff.

    Compusoft has made it its trademark to not only have cutting edge technology in its software solutions, but also to apply the highest possible standards in after sales service. More than 50% of its staff has chosen to be shareholders, helping to maintain the high level of motivation needed to achieve such high standards. In 25 years Compusoft has grown from a start-up into a 50 MIO EUR powerhouse in the KBB niche market.

New Bathroom Retailer of the Year: Frontline

  • Frontline Bathrooms is a bathroom distributor, supplying to over 5,000 bathroom showrooms and plumbers merchants throughout the UK.

New Kitchen Retailer: Häfele

  • Häfele is an internationally trusted name for the supply of furniture fittings, ironmongery and hardware to the trade. The industry leader is recognised not only for superior quality of product, but also for its expertise in the industry.

    Häfele prides itself on its rich heritage and progressive attitude to innovation. Nearly 100 years after being founded, Häfele remains a family business with a genuine care for the products and service provided. It is this care, combined with a long tradition of German engineering and attention to detail, that ensures every product in the 25,000-wide specialist range can be relied on for its high quality and reliability.

Best Sales Representative: kbb Birmingham

  • kbb Birmingham is the UK’s kitchen, bedroom and bathroom industry product launch platform, bringing over 400 of the world’s best brands together with a 15,650 strong buying audience from 60 countries worldwide. It has served the industry as the unrivalled sourcing, networking and inspiration destination since 1985.

Place Mats: Liebherr

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  • Liebherr is Europe’s leading manufacturer of premium refrigeration products for domestic and commercial environments. With the largest range of integrated fridges, freezers, combis and wine cabinets, make Liebherr your first choice in every kitchen design.

    www.home.liebherr.com

Multiple Retailer of the Year: Methven

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  • Methven is an innovative global designer and manufacturer of premium showers and tapware. The New Zealand-owned business has been a pioneer in the bathroom and kitchen industry for 130 years and today it exclusively manufactures, retails and owns the patents to two of the five global shower spray technologies – the multi-award winning Satinjet® and Aurajet™.

Independent Bathroom Retailer of the Year: RAK Ceramics

  • RAK Ceramics is a leading ceramic tile and sanitary ware manufacturer committed to providing the highest quality products and services at extremely competitive prices.

Countdown Clock: Uform

  • Established in 1993, Uform is a market leading supplier of innovative, premium quality kitchen doors and components throughout the UK & Ireland. Uform’s success is based on the delivery of a world class service along with a comprehensive portfolio of doors in matt & gloss, painted and stained and PVC and timber, offering retailers convenience and value for money across all price points.

Host and after party: Virtual Worlds 

  • Virtual Worlds is the UK’s leading CAD provider to the KBB industry; a position rewarded to them through their success in facilitating increased sales to their network of manufacturing, distribution and retailing clients.

    Virtual Worlds is targeted to deliver enhancements to the end consumer’s buying experience with a range of products and services including the provision of computer generated photography for glossy brochures and a unique, fully immersive and interactive 4D showroom buying experience which places the end consumer inside a real world simulation of their future KBB space.

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