How do you feel about awards? A waste of time maybe? A bit of backslapping between friends, or something more valuable with a real tangible core behind it?
Here at the KBSA, we are very firmly in the latter camp. As an organisation that bases our membership on professionalism, knowledge and good practice, we’ve seen countless members recently win prestigious titles from many quarters.
It’s commonly known that a recognisable award or title generates great PR and is a great selling tool as it generates more confidence into clients. Diane Berry from Diane Berry Kitchens is a great example. She won two awards last year, and received huge amounts of PR in local papers and magazines. She still gets regular visits from people on the strength of this, and is having a spectacularly busy 2012.
We would therefore encourage all members to enter the new KBSA Designer of the Year Awards. Entry is open EXCLUSIVELY to KBSA retailer designers, and will result in the overall winner enjoying a 2-day trip to Switzerland, courtesy of V-ZUG, and an invitation to this year’s AGM & networking dinner on 11th September 2012 to receive the Award and subsequent press coverage that will follow.
Visit the KBSA website for full details.
AND FINALLY – CONGRATULATIONS TO many of our members who featured strongly in the winners and runners-up categories at the recent KBB Awards.
KITCHEN CUSTOMER SERVICE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Winner: Dewhirst Kitchens in Leicester. Excellent work - Damien and his team.
KITCHEN RETAILER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Winner: Kitchens J S Geddes. Well done Jim and his team on this achievement
KITCHEN INNOVATION PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD
Winner: De Deitrich. Congratulations to De Deitrich for their superb piano hob.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING KBSA MEMBERS FOR REACHING THE FINAL 4 IN THEIR CATEGORY
Kitchen Retailer of the Year: Hobsons Choice.
Kitchen Showroom of the Year: Nicholas Anthony – Cambridge
Bathroom Showroom of the Year – Nicholas Anthony
Kitchen Innovation Product: Stoves/Belling; Kitchen Aid; Second Nature by PWS
Bathroom Innovation Product: The Lindo Collection, Aquadi – Symphony