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16th February 2018
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KBSA announces first judges for Designer Awards
The Kitchen, Bathroom & Bedroom Specialists Association has announced that Renee Mascari, CEO of the kbbNTG (National Training Group) will be Head Judge for this year's KBSA Designer Awards. Renee is a highly experienced kitchen designer, and runs her own design company, which also offers training courses in kitchen design.
Renee has been on the judging panel since the Awards were relaunched in 2012.
Also on the panel for the first time is David Gillett, course leader for the inaugural FDA course at Buckinghamshire New University where the students are half way through their first year. The KBSA has partnered with the University to sponsor a new award - a Kitchen Concept Award exclusively for students on this inaugural course.
Other Awards include a new category for Accessible/Inclusive Design - where strong market growth is forecast in the next few years.
Graham Ball, chief executive officer of the KBSA, says: "I am delighted that Renee has agreed to head our judging panel for the 2015 Awards, and with the initiative to support and promote the FDA course it's a great opportunity for the students, and the University, to engage with the industry directly.
"Together with our ongoing support and promotion for the new Foundation Degree Course at Bucks New University, things are coming together nicely, but it does need industry to engage, and we will be working hard to achieve this."
6th March 2015