KBB sector celebrates success at the 2024 BiKBBI Awards

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7.2.2024
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The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation hosted the third annual BiKBBI Awards ceremony at the prestigious QEII Centre in London’s Westminster on Tuesday 6 February, with close to 300 guests attending the sold-out event.

The evening was a huge success, with some of the KBB industry’s most prominent brands and businesses in attendance, alongside shortlisted finalists from the KBB installation sector. Guests were entertained by emerging female comedian Fatiha El Ghorri, followed by Dom Holland who hosted the Awards presentation.

The BiKBBI Awards programme, which launched in 2021, has seen continuous year-on-year growth, attracting 170 entries and nominations in 2024, from both businesses and individuals, across eleven categories. There was also the presentation of the Special Recognition Award which is voted on by the senior leadership team at BiKBBI each year.

The 2024 BiKBBI Award winners are:

 

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Quooker
✫ Won by Sienna Tomkins, SystemXL Limited

 

COMMUNITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by InstallerSHOW
✫ Won by TK Kitchens & Bedrooms

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Qure Group
✫ Won by The Adroit Services Partnership

 

INDEPENDENT RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by MHK UK
✫ Won by Christian Andrews Interiors

 

INSTALLATION BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Häfele
✫ Won by The Kitchen & Bathroom Installer

 

INSTALLER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Triton Showers
✫ Won by Michael Miles, Ace Electrical & Plumbing Limited

 

NATIONAL RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Anthill
✫ Won by Wren Kitchens

 

YOUNG INSTALLER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Schlüter Systems
✫ Won by Aidan Parish, Lima Kitchens

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Trend Tool Technology
✫ Won by Sandy Armitage, Sandy Armitage Designs

 

INDUSTRY NEWCOMER 2024
Sponsored by Lecico
✫ Won by Derek Craig, DGC Kitchen Fitters

 

INSTALLATION MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by CT1
✫ Won by Keir Butterwick, Wren Contracts

 

Damian Walters commented ‘The growth that we continue to see for the BiKBBI Awards demonstrates the need to recognise and reward excellence in the installation sector, as we strive to improve standards. The success of these awards is as a result of not only the installation community getting involved, but also the support of the businesses including the judging panel, our event partners and, of course, the category sponsors.  The BiKBBI Awards has is becoming a flagship event in the KBB calendar, and to see so many talented, hardworking individuals and businesses celebrated on a big stage tonight is what it is all about."

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Sponsored by SONAS Bathrooms
✫ Awarded to Lisa Williamson, Achieve + Partners

Damian went onto say: "I also had the pleasure of presenting Lisa Williamson with the BiKBBI Special Recognition Award tonight. Her work on the development of our industry’s apprenticeship standard has been not only been relentless, but until now, largely unsung. The Fitted Interior qualification became a standalone Apprenticeship at the end of 2023, so we felt that now was a great time to formally recognise the amazing work and dedication Lisa has shown. Lisa really is an unsung hero and we should all applaud her for her tireless work in this area.”

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