Industry News

Winners Announced at Annual EK&BB Awards

By Jess Browne-Swinburne

2 Dec 2019

Professionals from all corners of the Kitchens, Bathrooms and Bedrooms industry descended on The Brewery in London today, to celebrate the winners of the EK&B Business Awards & Review 2019.

Essential Kitchen & Bathroom Business is the award-winning, must-read monthly magazine targeted at kitchen and bathroom retailers, manufacturers, distributors, designers and new-build specifiers. Now in its fourth year, the EK&B Business Awards and Review celebrates the very best of the industry and each category is scrutinised by a distinguished judging panel, comprising of leading industry figures: Vanessa Brady from Society of British and International Design, Yvonne Orgill from Unified Water Label, Richard Hibbert from the KBSA and Damian Walters – from BIKBBI.

Taking social media by storm, the Ripples partnership with Vlogger Lily Pebbles has been awarded Best Online Campaign; and for delivering widespread coverage and driving industry conversation in national media, JMM’s PR campaign for Whirlpool: National Quiet Day, has been named as Best PR Campaign.

Recognising the unsung heroes of the industry, Best Installer has been awarded to Billy Ashcroft – Ashcroft Kitchen Installations Ltd who has demonstrated excellent workmanship and service standards that went the extra mile.

Playing a crucial role in supporting the industry, PJH are named as Best Distributor for a fast, accurate delivery service and an excellent sales office full of industry knowledge and experience delivering and exemplary customer service.

Best Bespoke Kitchen Maker has been awarded to Tom Howley for first-class design, an eye for detail and a talent for spotting new trends.

Combining practicality with aesthetic appeal, Best Surface has been awarded to The Size – Neolith in Mar del Plata.

Utilising the latest technology, Meile, has won the Best Appliance Innovation for their wonderful Dialog Oven, and Star Appliance goes to Bosch for their Serie 6 washing machine.

For a product that truly breaks the mould, the Pond Silhouette Bath from Bette has been named as Star Bathroom Product, and for driving innovation of exceptional quality, Best Bathroom Innovation has been awarded to Geberit for its Duo Fresh Module.

Virtual Worlds has won Best Kitchen Innovation for their 4D Theatre, and Star Kitchen Product goes to Franke for their Box Center.

Soaks Bathrooms has been awarded Best Bathroom Retailer for delivering projects that combine both flair and functionality as well as offering the finest service and design.

Best Kitchen Retailer has been awarded to Diane Berry Kitchens for their stunning showrooms, exceptional kitchen designs and excellent customer service.

Marie Davies, Immediate Media Managing Director, Specialist, commented: “Thank you to our sponsors for their continued support and encouragement for these awards and the Essential Kitchen, Bathroom Bedroom brand. Thank you to our judges, who painstakingly went through each fabulous nomination and cast their vote. And thank you to all of you - those who entered each category. You are all winners! This is a special industry and one we are proud to be part of.”

Editor of EK&BB Daniel Griffiths has added, "Once again, our annual awards were a great success and fabulous opportunity for our team to meet the people that make our industry such a vibrant, creative space. We couldn't do it without you!"