The KBSA has added a new award, the KBSA Kitchen Concept Designer of the Year to this year’s categories.  The award is designed to test a designer’s skill in working to a specific brief in an average size kitchen.

The KBSA re-launched the Designer Awards successfully last year as a result of member demand and has introduced the new award in response to feedback that some awards favour the more expensive projects where space is unlimited.  This award focuses on a typical family kitchen that still warrants an inspirational design despite the limitations on space.

“We are delighted to have introduced this new category and hope that may of our members will rise to the challenge and show that they can offer the excellence they are renowned for – whatever the brief,” says Graham Ball, CEO of the KBSA.

The brief for the Concept Designer of the Year Award outlines details of the family and what they hope to achieve from their new kitchen; it includes a floor plan with a wish list of appliances.  Entrants are asked to submit a CAD design in response to the brief.

“We have invited KBSA member Stuart Irving of Ablutions in Coalville, to join the judging panel for this award,” says Graham.  “He has been instrumental in developing this idea and the brief.”

The awards will be presented at the national networking dinner which will be held at Billesley Manor Hotel in Alvechurch in Warwickshire on 11th September.

Entries can be sent electronically this year as well as posted with a deadline of 31 May 2013.

The following is a full list of categories for 2013: 

  • The KBSA Kitchen Designer of the Year
  • The KBSA Kitchen Concept Designer of the Year
  • The KBSA Bathroom Designer of the Year
  • The KBSA Bedroom Designer of the Year
  • The KBSA Home Office Designer of the Year
  • The KBSA Young Designer of the Year

From these categories an overall winner will be chosen and will be awarded

  • The KBSA Designer of the Year 2013 Award

Full details and entry forms available from www.kbsa.org.uk

Caption:  Kieron Bell from Kitchens International Edinburgh receiving The KBSA Designer of the Year Award 2012 with David Dalglish (left), National Chair of the KBSA and Kevin John (right), Sales and Marketing Director of V-Zug


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The KBSA is a national trade association founded 30 years ago to promote excellence within the interiors industry and champion consumer protection. It now boasts more than 300 retail members throughout the UK.


KBSA members are dedicated to upholding the association’s high standards of design, supply, installation and customer service throughout the interiors industry. All members are carefully vetted prior to admission and they must have been trading for at least two years in order to be considered for membership.  All members offer ConsumerCare deposit protection or ConsumerCare Plus, which protects the consumer from payment of the deposit to completion of the contract and includes an insurance backed warranty.


In addition, all members are subject to regular monitoring of their businesses to ensure levels of quality are continually maintained.



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