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KBSA announces judges for Design Awards
Following the recent announcement that the Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association, KBSA, will be relaunching its annual awards, comes confirmation of the expert designers who will be assigned the task of judging them.
Open to all KBSA retail members the awards will recognise and reward the high standards of professionalism and design skills in kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and home office.
KBSA CEO Graham Ball says: "We are delighted that our judges have accepted our invitation. They have been selected to ensure that all of the specific rooms involved will be covered by their individual expertise and collectively their experience is unparalleled. I can't imagine a more suitable group of people to select our winners."
Entries will be accepted until May 31st and judges with the hard task of making the decisions have been confirmed as:
Martin Thomas - National Chair, KBSA
Renee Mascari - CEO KBBNTG
Tim Gent - National Trade Sales Manager, Hepplewhite Fitted Furniture
Ben Jones - Project Designer Manager, Omega
John Kirkham - MD - A Bell & Company, Northampton
Julian Bayliss - Regional Chair & Proprietor - Cotswold Kitchens
The awards are supported by KBSA corporate members and kbbNTG and include the following:
- The KBSA Kitchen Designer of the Year - sponsored by Omega
- The KBSA Bathroom Designer of the Year - sponsored by the kbbNTG
- The KBSA Bedroom Designer of the Year - sponsored by Hepplewhite
- The KBSA Home Office Designer of the Year - sponsored by the KBSA
- The KBSA Young Designer of the Year - sponsored by Mereway Kitchens
In addition an overall winner will be chosen to be awarded:
- The KBSA Designer of the Year 2012, sponsored by one of the KBSA's newest corporate members V-ZUG.
All winners will receive an engraved trophy and winners' certificate and the overall winner and partner will also be invited to a 2-day trip to Switzerland to visit the V-ZUG facilities.
All winners will also be invited to the KBSA AGM at The Billesley Manor Hotel, in Warwickshire on 11th September 2012 to receive their awards, and also attend the KBSA Networking Dinner that evening, followed by overnight accommodation.
The KBSA is a national trade association founded 30 years ago to promote excellence within the interiors industry and champion consumer protection. It now boasts more than 300 retail members throughout the UK.
KBSA members are dedicated to upholding the association's high standards of design, supply, installation and customer service throughout the interiors industry. All members are carefully vetted prior to admission and they must have been trading for at least two years in order to be considered for membership. All members offer ConsumerCare deposit protection or ConsumerCare Plus, which protects the consumer from payment of the deposit to completion of the contract and includes an insurance backed warranty.
In addition, all members are subject to regular monitoring of their businesses to ensure levels of quality are continually maintained.
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20th April 2012