Jul '16

Following the closing date for the Kbsa 2016 Designer Awards, the Association reports that the Judging process is currently underway with the shortlisted applicants expected to hear in the immediate future as to whether they have been successful in making it through to the next stage. The Judges, as always will be judging each entry on an anonymous basis, which is one of the unique features about the Kbsa Designer Awards entry competition. It is only when the winners and runners up are announced on the evening of the Awards dinner that Judges are able to put designs to designers !

Shortlists are currently being discussed by the judging panel, and an announcement will be made shortly. The largest entry was, unsurprisingly, for kitchens, between the two categories: Kitchens over £30k and Kitchens under £30k, but with a noticeable increase in Young Designer entries for this year.

The judges for 2016 are: Renee Mascari, of Mascari Design Solutions, Martin Thomas, Director, Denmore Kitchen & Bathroom Studio, Richard Hibbert, Managing Director of The Kitchen Showroom and Bruce Thomas, Business Development Director at Mereway.

The winners for each category will be announced at the Kbsa Annual Conference & Networking Dinner on Tuesday 27 September 2016 at the Welcombe Hotel, Stratford Upon Avon. Contact Kbsa to book you place on 01623 818808, or visit www.kbsa.org.uk.

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