Thursday, 16 June 2016

BKU Awards will celebrate all that is great about the KBB industry

One of the most welcome new events to the industry in recent times is the BKU Awards, launched last year by Kitchen Update Magazine. The awards are designed to recognise the retailers, brands, people and services that make the KBB industry such a vibrant and great one to be part of.

The 2016 Awards is almost upon us and will take place at Shakespeare’s iconic Globe Theatre in London Thursday 23 June, hosted by Paul Sinha, star of ITV’s day time quiz show, The Chase.

Situated directly beneath Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, the Underglobe is one of the most unique and flexible events spaces in London.

By day it serves as the Globe’s Shakespeare exhibition; by night it is transformed into a 
dedicated events venue, perfect for awards ceremonies and gala dinners – and on Thursday 23 June 2016, it will play host to the BKU Awards!

You can book to attend here.

After four weeks of voting and a record breaking number of over 10,000 votes, we are happy to announce the shortlisted companies in each category.

The winners with the most votes overall will be announced at the awards evening.

Make sure you're there to see who wins!

If you are looking for a new sales and marketing job in the KBB industry, you can find out more here.


Best Shower Brand

  • Acquabella
  • Art├ęsan by Claygate
  • Frontline
  • Hansgrohe
  • JT
  • Vado

Best Sanitaryware Brand

  • Aquaceramica Italia by Frontline
  • Duravit
  • RAK Ceramics
  • Roca
  • VitrA

Best Taps Brand

  • Crosswater
  • Grohe
  • Hansgrohe
  • Methven
  • Vado

Best Furniture Brand

  • Aquatrend by Frontline
  • HiB
  • Roca
  • Roper Rhodes
  • Utopia
  • Villeroy & Boch

Best Accessories Brand

  • Croydex
  • HiB
  • Keuco
  • RAK Ceramics
  • Vado

Independent Bathroom Retailer of the Year

  • Abbey Kitchens & Bathrooms
  • Bathroom Trading Company
  • Not Just Kitchen Ideas
  • Stone & Chrome
  • UK Bathroom Warehouse
  • Independent Kitchen Retailer of the Year
  • Abbey Kitchens & Bathrooms
  • Diane Berry Kitchens
  • KTF Home Improvements Ltd
  • Not Just Kitchen Ideas
  • Rencraft

Multiple Retailer of the Year

  • B&Q
  • CP Hart
  • HPS
  • Premier Kitchens & Bedrooms 
  • Ripples

New Kitchen Retailer of the Year

  • Lewis James
  • Moiety Kitchens
  • Portfolio Kitchens (Manchester)
  • Richard & Richard’s Design & Installation Specialists
  • Snug Kitchens (Newbury)

New Bathroom Retailer of the Year

  • Baden Bathrooms
  • Beyond Bathrooms
  • Green Stone
  • Pure Bathrooms North West
  • The Bathroom Cellar

Kitchen Showroom of the Year

  • Alex Lee Kitchens
  • Diane Berry Kitchens
  • Portfolio Kitchens (Manchester)
  • Rencraft (Tunbridge Wells)
  • The Design Yard (Dublin)

Bathroom Showroom of the Year

  • Bathroom Trading Company (Maidstone)
  • Hobsons Choice Swindon
  • Modern Homes (Leamington Spa)
  • Spencers Designs Ltd
  • Stone & Chrome


Best Appliances Brand

  • AEG
  • Bosch
  • Miele
  • NEFF
  • Smeg

Best Worksurfaces Brand

  • Bushboard
  • Egger
  • Granite Transformations
  • Karonia
  • Silestone by Cosentino

Best Taps Brand

  • Blanco
  • Franke
  • Grohe
  • Hansgrohe
  • Quooker

Best Components Brand

  • BA Components
  • Blum
  • Hafele
  • TKC
  • Uform

Best Sinks Brand

  • Astracast
  • Blanco
  • Franke
  • Perrin & Rowe
  • RAK Ceramics

Best Overall Kitchen Brand

  • BA Components
  • Masterclass Kitchens
  • Rotpunkt
  • TKC
  • Uform


Best Distributor
  • Claygate
  • Frontline Bathrooms
  • Q4 Bathrooms
  • Smiths Briten
  • TKC
Best Software Brand
  • 2020
  • Articad 
  • Compusoft
  • EQ Software
  • Virtual World by Logicom
Best Heating Brand
  • Bisque
  • JIS
  • Tissino
  • Vogue UK
  • Warmup
  • Best Flooring Brand
  • Amtico
  • Karndean Designflooring
  • Porcelenosa 
  • Quick Step
  • RAK Ceramics
Best Overall Brand
  • BA Components
  • Claygate
  • Frontline
  • TKC
  • Uform

Best Sales Representative
  • Brian Dunne (Uform)
  • Helen Casewell (AEG)
  • Joby Hardman (Hansgrohe)
  • Mark Mcnulty (Uform)
  • Neil Swallow (Frontline)
  • Best Customer Service
  • Keeva Mcerlain (Uform)
  • Kelly Mckenna (Uform)
  • Kerry Fuller (Claygate)
  • Kristina Manktelow (Claygate)
  • Rich Keohane (Vado)
Lifetime Achievement
  • To be announced on the night

1 comment:

  1. Nice share! Thanks a lot for sharing such posts. Anyway, we are also in need of some affordable San Francisco event venues. Actually my twins will be turning one soon and I want to make their birthday really special that they will cherish in future. Would you suggest garden themed party spots?