Häfele UK has announced the winners of its sixth annual Studio Partner Awards and commended all shortlisted and winning entries for being “inspirational, resourceful and committed” over the last year. The event, which celebrates innovative design, business excellence and customer experience within the manufacturer and distributor’s network of independent kitchen showrooms, took place on 23rd June 2022 at a glittering awards ceremony at the Cutty Sark, London. Häfele Studio Partner programme is a network of independent kitchen studios, hand-selected based on their customer service, business excellence and growth.
The categories included Best Customer Service, Best Use of Digital Media, Best Showroom Experience, and the coveted Studio Partner of the Year Award. For the first time ever, Häfele also gave an award for the Best Functional Space Design. Celebrating ingenious functionality and space-saving solutions in response to a customer’s challenges, this award was judged by a panel that included architect and designer Laura Jane Clark, who stars in BBC’s Your Home Made Perfect and has partnered with Häfele UK on its Functional Spaces: Kitchens for Living campaign.
This year's winners:
Häfele Representative of the Year: Kathryn Emsley
Best Customer Service: Kitchen Living
Best Showroom Experience: HBC Kitchens
Best Use of Digital Media: Regal Kitchens
Kitchen Design of the Year: Parlour Farm
Best Functional Space Design: Duncans of Grantown
Studio Partner of the Year: Roma Interiors
“It was brilliant to have so many of our customers and employees all come together for the Studio Partner Awards in London and we’ve received so much positive feedback on the event,” said Gareth Bevan, sales director at Häfele UK. “What particularly stood out in this year’s entries is just how inspirational, resourceful and committed our Studio Partners have been over the last year. Despite challenging trading conditions, our Studio Partners have gone out of their way to deliver an exceptional level of support and service to their customers and the standard of entries was particularly high this year. Congratulations to all the winners and shortlisted candidates.”
Main image above, from left to right: Natalie Davenport, Häfele; Laura Jane Clark; Iain Shreeves, Duncans of Grantown; Holly Spittal, Duncans of Grantown; Stephan Müller, export director at Hailo, which sponsored the Functional Space award.
Below: The venue for the event, the Cutty Sark