KBSA adds categories to Designer Awards

06 Feb, 15

Accessible Kitchen/Bathroom and Student Kitchen Award added to program

The Kitchen, Bathroom and Bedroom Specialists Association (KBSA) has expanded the number of categories for its Designer Awards, with three additional honours.

Adding to the existing five categories, the KBSA has now added Inclusive Kitchen/Bathroom, Bathroom Concept, where designers all work to the same brief, and Student Kitchen Concept.

The Student Kitchen Concept Award comes from the association’s partnership with Buckingham New University to support the Foundation Degree Course in Kitchen Design.

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These join the Kitchen Designer of the Year (under £25,000), Kitchen Designer of the Year (over £25,000), Bathroom Designer, Young Designer and Kitchen Concept award from a standard brief by CEO of kbbNTG Renee Mascari.

Winners of the awards will be announced at the KBSA Networking Dinner and Awards evening on September 16, 2015 at The Welcombe Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon.

CEO of the KBSA, Graham Ball said: “We are pleased to add these new categories for this year’s event, as they reflect today’s lifestyle trends, particularly for ‘accessible’ products where the market is now over £150m at MSP, and we all know that his market is set for real growth over the coming years, as the population ages, having different needs.

“We are also determined to support and promote the new Foundation Degree Course at Buckinghamshire New University and enable the students to engage with the industry. Things are coming together nicely, but it does need the industry to engage more, and we will be working hard to achieve this.”