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11th February 2020
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New judging panel announced for KBSA Awards
The Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association has announced a new panel of judges for the 2019 design awards. Previous judge Ainhoa Bilbao (pictured), kitchen designer at Bulthaup, takes on the role of head judge.
She is supported by previous judges Martin Gill, managing director at And So To Bed and Andrea Hillier, national retail services manager at Blum UK.
Three new judges make up the rest of the panel, Keith Myers, director at The Myers Touch, Craig Matson, managing director at Roundhouse and Adrian Stoneham, managing director at Stoneham Kitchens.
"We are delighted to have secured the support of such high caliber professionals and extend a warm welcome to the three new judges on the 2019 panel," says KBSA national chair Richard Hibbert. "The Kbsa design awards are regarded as best in class and recognised as one of the most transparent and worthwhile awards in the industry, so it is important to have well respected designers represented on our judging panel."
The KBSA Designer Awards 2019 include an enhanced rewards and recognition package that was introduced last year. All shortlisted projects receive PR support and promotion of their winning designs and winners have a substantial package of personalised PR support, as well as exposure direct to consumers via the KBSA's own consumer handbook.
The winner of the Young Designer award receives a cash prize of £500 and, at the judge's discretion, an additional training/educational grant of £1,500 could also be awarded.
The KBSA Designer Awards 2019 include:
- Kitchens up to £25k
- Kitchens £25k-£50k
- Kitchens over £50k
- Bathroom Designer
- Kitchen Concept
- Young Designer
New KBSA members and KBB retailers that are in the processes of applying for membership also have the opportunity to enter. Retailers that have applied and whose membership is accepted before the award deadline and new members that have projects completed before they joined can enter. Closing date for entries is 31st May 2019 and f
ull details are included on the downloadable entry form which is available from:
25th March 2019