Apr '15

The Kitchen, Bathroom & Bedroom Specialists Association (Kbsa) has announced that entries are now open for their 2015 Designer Awards programme.

  NEW categories are for ‘Kitchens under £25,000’, ‘Kitchens over £25,000’, ‘Accessible/Inclusive kitchen or bathroom’,  ‘Bathroom Concept’ – where designers work to a common brief ensuring entries will be judged on a level playing field, ‘Student Kitchen Concept’ which comes from a partnership with Buckinghamshire New University to support the inaugural Foundation Degree Course in Kitchen Design.

  The other categories are: Bathroom Designer, Young Designer and Kitchen Concept (again from a standard brief produced by Renee Mascari at kbbNTG. The closing date this year will be Monday, 1st June.

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

  The 2015 Award sponsors are Airflow Developments Ltd, Aquadi by Symphony, Articad, Buckinghamshire New University, Mereway Kitchens Ltd, Omega PLC, kbbNTG and PWS.

  Graham Ball, Chief Executive Officer, said ‘We are delighted to have such great brands sponsoring this year, and hope we can beat the number of entries we received in 2014. The Concept briefs will be challenging, but reflect the reality of any new project that is looking to provide complete client satisfaction – which, after all, is the ultimate goal. We will continue to support and promote the new Foundation Degree Course at Buckinghamshire New University and help enable the students to engage with the industry. I still believe that our industry needs to engage more with this breakthrough in learning, and we will continue to work hard to help this happen.’

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