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KBSA announces finalists in designer awards

Following a meeting of the judges for the 2016 KBSA Designer Awards, whereby all entries are judged anonymously, the finalists have been named for all categories as follows:

Kitchen Designer of the Year under £30,000 - sponsored by Omega:

* Jane Miller - In-toto Kitchens (Ribble Valley) (2 entries shortlisted)
* Denise Howard - In-toto Kitchens (Oxford)
* Aileen Thomson - Kitchens International
* John McNeil - In-toto Kitchens (Newcastle)

Kitchen Designer of the Year Over £30,000 - sponsored by Mereway Kitchens:

* Chris Smith - In-toto Kitchens (Southport)
* Michael Taplin - Elements Kitchens
* Heather Oliver - Kitchens International (2 entries shortlisted)
* Susan Humphries - Nicholas Anthony Services
* Diane Berry - Diane Berry Kitchens (2 entries shortlisted)

Bathroom Designer of the Year - sponsored by Airflow Developments:

* Hollie Kerr - Edinburgh Kitchen Company (EKCO) (2 entries shortlisted)
* Stuart Irving - Ablutions Luxury Bathrooms
* Garry Currall - Adamson Construction & Interiors
* Katy Pearson - The Kitchen Showroom

Young Designer of the Year - sponsored by PWS Distributors:

* Heather Oliver - Kitchens International (2 entries shortlisted)
* Jenna Milne - Denmore Kitchens and Bathrooms
* Joanna Geddes - Kitchens By J S Geddes
* Kerri Finlayson - Edinburgh Kitchen Company (EKCO)
* Angus MacKintosh - Edinburgh Kitchen Company (EKCO)

Kitchen Concept Designer of the Year - sponsored by Blum:

* Michelle McFarland - Kitchens International
* Gosia Dziuba - Kitchens International
* Laura Baxter - Kitchens International
* Fiona Skinner- Kitchens International
* Angus MacKintosh- Edinburgh Kitchen Company (EKCO)

Bathroom Concept Designer of the Year - Sponsored by Bathcad:

* Marc Cashmore - Ablutions Luxury Bathrooms
* Daniel Riley - Modern Homes
* Rebecca Reynolds - The Kitchen Showroom

The Kitchen Concept Student Award, sponsored by Articad: The winner will be announced at the awards evening as the judging process has taken place at Bucks New University as part of the course assessment.

Head Judge Renee Mascari, owner of Mascari Design Solutions, says: "It has been exciting judging such a varied submission of design in both kitchens and bathrooms. I am especially pleased to see the young design talent within our industry. The concept category has given rise to imagination and created a platform to showcase both experienced as well as rising talent."

The judges were Renee Mascari, CEO KbbNTG and managing director Mascari Design Solutions; Richard Hibbert, managing director, The Kitchen Showroom; Martin Thomas director Denmore Kitchen Studio; Bruce Thomas, business development director , Mereway.

The winners will be announced at the Kitchen Bathroom & Bedroom Specialists Association AGM, National Meeting and networking dinner being held at The Welcombe Hotel, Stratford on Avon, on 27th September 2016.

Members can now book their places at the Awards presentation evening by contacting Dawn Harlow at KBSA Head Office Admin via:

T: 01623 818808
E: [email protected]

8th July 2016

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