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.
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.
Bathroom Showroom of the Year: 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 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.
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: 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.