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KBSA Designer Award winners announced

* DianeBerry-KBSADesignerOfTheYear.jpgThe Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association Designer of the Year Awards last week proved every bit as successful as last year's, with CEO Graham Ball describing the talent entered as 'exceptional'.

Held at Billesley Manor in Warwickshire on September 11th, the awards are designed to recognise excellence in four separate categories - all sponsored by top industry names and covering Kitchen Design; Kitchen Concept; Bathroom Design and Young Designer of The Year.

As before, the awards attracted a very high standard of entries, whittled down by a prestigious panel consisting of Renee Mascari, designer, CEO KbbNTG; Ben Jones, Project Design Manager, Omega PLC; Julian Bayliss, Managing Director of Cotswold Kitchens; Tina Riley, owner of Modern Homes; John Kirkham, Director, A Bell & Co and Stuart Irving, owner, Ablutions Luxury Bathrooms.

In the KBSA Kitchen Designer of the Year category, (sponsored by Mereway Kitchens), the winner was Diane Berry, Diane Berry Kitchens. Judges described her curved galley kitchen as dramatic and inspirational. Diane also won the KBSA Designer of the year with this entry.

The KBSA Bathroom Designer of the Year, (sponsored by Airflow Developments), was Emma Montgomery from EKCO for her 'well thought out design that transformed the room'. Emma also won KBSA Young Designer of the Year title. Sponsored by KbbNTG, this is always a category to watch.
The KBSA Kitchen Concept Designer winner (sponsored by 20:20 Technologies) was Heather Oliver from Kitchens International for her 'imaginative design that included some beautiful finishing touches'.

Each winner received an engraved trophy and certificate.

Graham Ball said: "We selected our judges to cover every possible skillset available. It was such a difficult task selecting winners as the standards were truly inspiring.

The results:

- KBSA Designer of the Year and KBSA Kitchen Designer of the Year- Diane Berry, Diane Berry Kitchens
- KBSA Young Designer of the Year and KBSA Bathroom Designer of the Year- Emma Montgomery, EKCO
- KBSA Kitchen Concept Designer of the Year- Heather Oliver, Kitchens international

2013 SHORTLIST- HIGHLY COMMENDED:

KBSA Kitchen Concept Designer of the Year:

Retailer Designer
Oakwood Bespoke Jonathan Welfare
In-toto Kitchens (Leamington Spa) Jodie Newton
Kitchens International Evelyn Smith
Kitchens International Victoria Black
Kitchens International Karen MacArthur
Kitchens International Heather Oliver
Modern Homes Tina Riley

KBSA Young Designer of the Year:

Retailer Designer
Kitchens International Duncan Heeles (2 entries shortlisted)
Kitchens By JS Geddes Felicity Lipka
EKCO Emma Montgomery (2 entries shortlisted)
KBSA Bathroom Designer of the Year:
Retailer Designer
Roman Bathrooms & Tile Centre Caroline Cooper (2 entries shortlisted)
EKCO Kevin Whitten (2 entries shortlisted)
EKCO Emma Montgomery (2 entries shortlisted)
KBSA Kitchen Designer of the Year:
Retailer Designer
Kitchens International Duncan Heeles (2 entries shortlisted)
Diane Berry Kitchens Emma Crofts
Kitchens International Kieron Bell
Diane Berry Kitchens Diane Berry

Image: KBSA Designer of the Year Diane Berry receiving her award - from left: Graham Ball-KBSA CEO, Diane Berry - Diane Berry Kitchens, Simon Acres from award sponsor Omega, David Dalglish - KBSA National Chair

T: 01623 818808
W: www.kbsa.org.uk

20th September 2013




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