categories & criteria

bathroom categories

Products entered in these categories must be available to UK and ROI markets and meet the industry standard for quality and safety.

best shower brand

All aspects of showering including enclosures, trays, shower heads etc.

best bathroom tap brand

All bathroom taps, from heritage to contemporary and digital taps. 

best sanitaryware brand

All aspects of sanitaryware, including baths, basins, WCs etc.

best accessory brand

Bathroom accessories, including mirrors, lighting, towel warming rails etc.

best furniture brand

Bathroom furniture including but not limited to cabinets, shelving etc.

kitchen categories

Products entered in these categories must be available to UK and ROI markets and meet the industry standard for quality and safety.

best appliance brand

Kitchen appliances including ovens, ranges, filter hoods, hobs etc.

best work surface brand

Offering work surfaces in a stunning range of colours, finishes and textures.

best component brand

Including doors, carcasses, hinges, soft closers etc.

best overall kitchen brand

For brands offering a complete kitchen that is both stylish and functional.

best kitchen tap brand

Offering kitchen taps including mixers, hot/boiling water etc.

best sink brand

For brands offering kitchen sinks, including ceramic, stainless steel and more.

retailer categories

independent kitchen
retailer of the year

Open to UK and ROI based ‘bricks & mortar’ retail stores (with less than 5 stores) which sell kitchen products.

independent bathroom
retailer of the year

Open to UK and ROI based ‘bricks & mortar’ retail stores (with less than 5 stores) which sell bathroom products.

new kitchen
retailer of the year

Open to UK and ROI based ‘bricks & mortar’ retail stores that have opened within the past 5 years which sell kitchen products.

new bathroom
retailer of the year

Open to UK and ROI based ‘bricks & mortar’ retail stores that have opened within the past 5 years which sell bathroom products.

kitchen showroom
of the year

Open to UK and ROI based ‘bricks & mortar’ retail stores that compliment their product offering with an impressive kitchen showroom. 

bathroom showroom
of the year

Open to UK and ROI based ‘bricks & mortar’ retail stores that compliment their product offering with an impressive bathroom showroom.

omnichannel kitchen retailer
of the year

Open to UK and ROI based ‘bricks & mortar’ kitchen retail stores that adopt an interactive and innovative approach to social media and digital platforms, to the benefit of improved customer engagement and experience.

omnichannel bathroom retailer
of the year

Open to UK and ROI based ‘bricks & mortar’ bathroom retail stores that adopt an interactive and innovative approach to social media and digital platforms, to the benefit of improved customer engagement and experience.

best customer service

Open to any UK and ROI based bathroom and/or kitchen retailer, that has demonstrated a clear commitment to the highest levels of customer service – implementing initiatives designed to maximise customer experience (whether via online platforms or on site, through training of their people etc).

general categories

corporate social
responsibility award

Open to both brands and retailers that demonstrate a clear commitment to the future through the implementation of sustainable, environmental and community initiatives.

best heating brand

Open to brands that have designed relevant products, including but not limited to radiators, towel warming rails etc, which meet industry standards for quality and safety that are available on the UK and ROI markets.

best tiling brand

Open to brands that have designed relevant products which meet industry standards for quality and safety that are available on the UK and ROI markets.

best software/cad brand

Open to brands that have designed products, including but not limited to high quality rendering, automated pricing systems, business management systems and e-commerce systems, available on the UK and ROI market.

best distributor brand

Open to distributors, or a manufacturer, that distributes one or more brands from other manufacturers.

people categories

best sales representative

Open to any UK and ROI based sales representative that works for manufacturer, wholesaler or distributor within the kitchen and/or bathroom industry.

the david caulfield
outstanding contribution award

This special award is a unique recognition of an individual working in the kitchen and/or bathroom sector that is an outstanding example of an industry professional.

This individual will be an incredible attribute to the KBB sector, consistently going above and beyond for the good of their company and sector as a whole and demonstrate the potential to be a key figure in the industry in the years to come. 

lifetime achievement award

This special award is open to individuals that have served the kitchen and/or bathroom industry for 20 or more years and have played a significant role in its success. In order to be eligible, nominations must meet the following criteria:

A clear commitment to the KBB industry
Consistent application and promotion of good practice
An excellent representative of the KBB industry to customers and the wider community
A high level of respect among colleagues and peers
Undertaking and promotion of training in subjects and skills that are relevant to their role
Active membership of professional bodies and initiatives