The judges for the 2014 KBSA Designer Awards have been announced, and this year’s panel includes experts from both the kitchen and bathroom sectors. The panel is headed by a kitchen industry stalwart - Renee Mascari, CEO of the kbbNational Training Group, and Principal of Mascari Design Services. Ben Jones, Project Design Manager of Omega PLC is again on the panel, as is Stuart Irving, Owner of Ablutions Luxury Bathrooms. Stuart has recently re-launched a kitchen offering in his business. There is a new judge for 2014 – Tim Wood, Sales and Marketing Director of Mereway Bathrooms, to complete the line up as his focus will be on the bathroom entries.
Entries closed on 13th June and the short lists for the finalists will be announced by the end of June, with the presentation of the Awards to the winners taking place at the KBSA AGM, National Meeting and Networking Dinner being held on 23rd September 2014 at The Welcombe Hotel, Stratford on Avon.
David Dalglish, National Chair of the KBSA, said ‘we are delighted to have this panel of experts judging this year’s Designer Awards. The response of members has been remarkable since we re-introduced these Awards 3 years ago, and reflects the design excellence available from our members. ‘
The 2014 categories are:
- Kitchen Designer of the Year
- Kitchen Concept Designer of the Year – entrants work on a CAD submission from a common brief.
- Bathroom Designer of the Year
- Bathroom Concept Designer of the Year – this is a new category for 2014, following the success in 2013 of the Kitchen Concept Award.
- Young Designer of the Year
From the winners of these will be chosen the overall KBSA Designer of the Year – last year won by Diane Berry of Diane Berry Kitchens.