Kbsa names Designer Awards 2023 winners

Trade association the Kbsa named the winners of its annual Designer Awards at an evening ceremony, held at The Belfry Hotel in the West Midlands.

06 Oct, 23

Trade association the Kbsa named the winners of its annual Designer Awards at an evening ceremony, held at The Belfry Hotel in the West Midlands.

Kbsa names Designer Awards 2023 winners



Awards were presented across eight categories by host comedian Russell Kane, across room design, customer service and retail members’ choice of supplier.

The judging panel included kitchen designer at Bulthaup Ainhoa Bilbao, who was head judge.

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She was supported by managing director of And So To Bed Martin Gill, national retail services manager at Blum UK Andrea Hillier, director at The Myers Touch  Keith Myers and managing director at Stoneham Kitchens Adrian Stoneham.

Owner of Diane Berry of Diane Berry Kitchens was presented the Designer Award for Kitchens (over £50k) for a project designed for a Taiwanese couple, with considered and uncluttered design in natural materials.

Sales and Designer from Diane Berry Kitchens Lucy Cunliffe also scooped Young Designer of the Year, where the client, who is studying for a degree in interior design, required elegance and luxury.

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Managing director of Jones Britain Dan Stronge scooped the Designer Award for Kitchens (£25k-£50k) for a contemporary ‘bolthole’ for a single man who likes to entertain, paying close attention to accoutics in the open plan space.

Taking the prize for Designer Award for Kitchens (£25k-£50k) up to £25k was director of sales – Newcastle at Callerton Kitchens and Interiors Peter Nolan.

He created an entertaining, media, dining and relaxing kitchen for a large family, which could be used by all members at the same time.


Showroom manager of Kitchens International Araminta Glen won the Concept Kitchen Award for her warm inviting, living space kitchen.

It includes room for entertaining, reading and family time, and Glen used sustainable and carbon neutral materials in the design.

Whereas the Designer Award for Bathrooms was presented to Gabi Riseley from Henry Rose Interiors who  created a project for clients in a renovated barn, replacing a 20-year old bathroom.

She created a feature wall, using texture, for her clients who didn’t want to use colour as the focus.

Completing the line-up of bathroom, kitchen and bedroom award-winning designers was Mike Hughes, owner of Mike Hughes Fitted Interiors who won the Bedroom Designer of the Year Award.

He created a fitted bedroom for a young adult living at home with his parents who wanted storage space, somewhere comfortable to sit with to watch TV and for gaming.

Mike Hughes Fitted Interiors  also shared the Customer Service Award with joint winners Regal Kitchens and BSH was named Supplier of the Year.