The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation announced the winners of its third annual BiKBBI Awards at the QEII Centre in London.
Close to 300 guests attended the event, which was hosted by Dom Holland and with entertainment from emerging female comedian Fatiha El Ghorri.
Attracting 170 entries and nominations in 2024, from both businesses and individuals, awards were presented across 12 cateories, including the Special Recognition Award voted for the senior leadership team at BiKBBI.
CEO of the BiKBBI Damian Walters commented ‘The growth that we continue to see for the BiKBBI Awards demonstrates the need to recognise and reward excellence in the installation sector, as we strive to improve standards.
“The success of these awards is as a result of not only the installation community getting involved, but also the support of the businesses including the judging panel, our event partners and, of course, the category sponsors.
“The BiKBBI Awards has is becoming a flagship event in the KBB calendar, and to see so many talented, hardworking individuals and businesses celebrated on a big stage tonight is what it is all about.”
The 2024 BiKBBI Award winners are:
- Apprentice of the Year
Sienna Tomkins, SystemXL Limited
- Community Champion of the Year
TK Kitchens & Bedrooms
- Customer Service Champion of the Year
The Adroit Services Partnership
- Independent Retailer of the Year
Christian Andrews Interiors
- Installation Business of the Year
The Kitchen & Bathroom Installer
- Installer of the Year
Michael Miles, Ace Electrical & Plumbing Limited
- National Retailer of the Year
- Young Installer of the Year
Aidan Parish, Lima Kitchens
- Environmental Champion of the Year
Sandy Armitage, Sandy Armitage Designs
- Industry Newcomer of the Year
Derek Craig, DGC Kitchen Fitters
- Installation Manager of the Year
Keir Butterwick Wren Contracts
- Special Recognition Award
Lisa Williamson, Achieve + Partners
Commenting on the award winner for the BiKBBI Special Recognition Award, Lisa Williamson of Achieve + Partners, Damian Walters said: “Her work on the development of our industry’s apprenticeship standard has been not only been relentless, but until now, largely unsung.
“The Fitted Interior qualification became a standalone Apprenticeship at the end of 2023, so we felt that now was a great time to formally recognise the amazing work and dedication Lisa has shown. Lisa really is an unsung hero and we should all applaud her for her tireless work in this area.”