The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) will host its inaugural awards, following its Annual Conference at the Houses of Parliament in February.
According to the BiKBBI, the awards will be the first of its kind in the industry and will recognise those “who have gone above and beyond the call of duty” over the last year.
Featuring 10 categories, the awards will recognise businesses and individuals, from experienced through to new entrants into the installation industry.
The awards categories include Community Champion, to recognise those who have done something special for their local community and Customer Service Guru for businesses or individuals who have excelled in customer experience.
It will honour individuals Installation Manager of the Year Installer of the Year, Young Installer (under 25) of the Year and Apprentice of the Year of the Year, as well as Installation Business of the Year.
Nominated by installers, there will also be categories for kbb retailers, including Retailer of the Year (Independent) and Retailer of the year (National).
Completing the awards programme will be the Lifetime Achievement award, presented to an individual who has “significantly” contributed to installation over their career.
CEO of the BiKBBI Damian Walters commented: “Our 2022 Conference is set to be an amazing event, so we felt that now was a great time to get behind an awards ceremony that focused on installation.
“I think we all now appreciate the importance of installation and the dwindling population of specialists who deliver the service.
“ An awards ceremony that focuses on installation will serve many purposes, from recognising those in the industry now, those who may be considering a career and to continue the job of raising the profile for this often disjointed part of the industry”.