KBBFocus has announced that MHK-UK, part of Europe’s kitchen buying and business support group MHK, is to be the overall sponsor of the inaugural KBBFocus Awards & Celebration 2022. The Awards will take place on 1st December 2022, when KBBFocus will be welcoming professionals from all corners of the KBB industry to The Brewery in London, where we will be marking a year of retail, design and manufacturing excellence. Awards will be presented to the best of the best, as selected by our distinguished judging panel.
Paul Wheeler, UK sales director for MHK-UK, said: “I believe that design and innovation, within the KBB industry, is as strong and as exciting than it’s ever been, offering consumers an ever-increasing level of both choice and quality within all market sectors. At a time where we have battled with Brexit, then a global pandemic, and now increased energy bills and inflation, this I feel is quite an achievement for our industry and is something that we should all be proud of and quite rightly celebrate. MHK-UK is blessed to be working within such an industry – to sponsoring the KBBFocus Awards & Celebration is an absolute honour.”
KBBFocus commercial director Darren Summerfield said: "We are incredibly honoured that MHK-UK has come on board as the overall sponsor of our Awards – they are a dynamic group that does so much to support both retailers and suppliers, so it couldn't be more fitting, and they join a list of some of the most prestigious names in the industry who are already sponsoring the Awards categories."
Entries for the Awards open on Monday 6th June at 8am, and the deadline for submissions is set for midnight on Friday 15th July.
The KBBFocus Awards 2022 categories are:
Kitchen Retailer of the Year (sponsored by Blanco)
Bathroom Retailer of the Year (sponsored by Impey)
Kitchen Design of the Year (sponsored by ArtiCAD)
Bathroom Design of the Year (sponsored by VitrA)
Best Surface of the Year (sponsored by Masterclass Kitchens)
Best Kitchen Product of the Year
Best Bathroom Product of the Year
UWLA Sustainable Initiative of the Year (sponsored by InSinkErator)
Apprenticeship Programme of the Year (sponsored by Simon Acres Group)
Best Installer of the Year (sponsored by SENSTEC)
Lifetime Achievement Award
There is no cost involved in entering the Awards. Winners will be presented with their trophies at a glittering lunchtime ceremony on 1st December 2022 at The Brewery in London. For further details of entry requirements, sponsorship opportunities and how to book a table, visit kbbfocusawards.com.