Posted 20th Sep 2018

REVEALED! The shortlist for the ek&bbusiness Awards 2018

20th September 2018 - 12:01pm
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The shortlist for the 2018 ek&bbusiness Awards has been unveiled, with the winners set to be announced at an entertainment-packed ceremony on the 29th November at stunning London venue The Brewery.

Around 500 of the KBB industry’s top professionals will be in attendance on the day, with a raft of festive entertainment in store alongside a delicious three-course meal and complimentary drinks. “We’re thrilled to unveil this year’s ek&bbusiness Awards shortlist,” said ek&bbusiness editor Leigh-Anne Roberts.

“The standard of entries across all the categories is even higher than last year – it’s going to be a tough job for our esteemed panel of experts. Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter – let the judging commence!”

The shortlist is as follows:

Star Kitchen Product, sponsored by Cosentino
The 1810 Company – AXIX Seamless Technology
British Ceramic Tile – Metro V&A tile collection
Scavolini – Diesel Open Workshop
Zip Water UK – HydroTap All-in-One Celsius Arc
Blanco UK – Etagon sink
Rotpunkt UK – Terragrey kitchen finish
Masterclass Kitchens – Masterclass Pull-Out larder

Star Appliance
Novy – Cloud 110cm ceiling hood
Grundig – Wine-cooler fridge-freezer (GQN21220WX)
CDA – Designer Collection oven SK900
AirUno – Rossini cooker hood
Smeg – Divina Cucina collection, designed by Dolce & Gabbana
Hotpoint – Fully integrated Hotpoint Ultima dishwasher (HIC 3C26 WF)

Star Bathroom Product
Crosswater – Union Brassware Collection
Sottini – Fusaro range
Merlyn – Arysto Eight Sliding Door enclosure
Laufen – Kartell by Laufen extended range
Roman – Liberty Collection Hinged Door Enclosure
Hudson Reed – Ignite push-button thermostatic shower range
Grohe – Euro Ceramics range

Best Kitchen Innovation
Abode – Swich
KWC – ERA sink
Blum – Blumotion S
Uform – Ferro metal paint range
InSinkErator – 4N1 Touch tap
Perrin & Rowe – Stainless Steel Sink Collection

Best Appliance Innovation
Caple – C2105 single oven with MotionHeat+
Hoover – AXI washing machine
Samsung – QuickDrive Technology
Falmec – Sintesi induction hob and extractor system
Montpellier – Wall-mountable compact vented tumble dryer (MTD25P)
Franke – Cloud extractor hood

Best Bathroom Innovation
RAK Ceramics – RAK-Feeling shower tray
Duravit – DuraSystem with matching actuator plates
On The Level – Infinity I-Line shower floor
Triton Showers – Host wireless digital mixer
Unidrain – Reframe Collection
Aqualisa – Aqualisa Q range

Best Surface, sponsored by Masterclass Kitchens
CRL Stone – Renaissance Collection
Caesarstone – Metropolitan Collection
Sheridan Fabrications – Apollo Recycled Glass
Blanco – Durinox
International Decorative Surfaces (IDS) – Fenix NTA
Karonia – Mistral Moonscape
Cosentino – Dekton Radium

Best Bathroom Retailer, sponsored by Frontline Bathrooms
Drummonds Bathrooms
Sovereign Bathrooms (Winchester)
Tu Mewn
Stone & Chrome
Westcountry Tile and Bathroom

Best Kitchen Retailer, sponsored by Beko
Now Kitchens & Bathrooms
Nailsea Electrical
GC Interiors
Classic Interiors
Kitchens International

Best Bespoke Kitchen Maker, sponsored by Häfele
McCarron & Co
Martin Moore

Best PR Campaign
The Lenny Agency for British Ceramic Tile
Shelan Communications for CRL Stone
Left Right & Centre PR for Novy
Wildwood PR for Laufen
JMM PR for InSinkErator
The Connection for Franke

Best Distributor, sponsored by 2020
Frontline Bathrooms
PJH Group
International Decorative Surfaces (IDS)

Best Online/Social Media Campaign, sponsored by VitrA
Bisque – Kate Watson Smyth collaboration
Ripples – Lifestyle blogger partnership
Left Right & Centre PR – Searle & Taylor social media campaign
InSinkErator – 4N1 Touch taps campaign
Smeg UK – Royal Visit at flagship London store
PWS – 1909 relaunch campaign

The shortlist for the Best Installer category will be announced by the BiKBBI on the 3rd October 2018.

If you haven't yet booked your ticket, places are very limited, so be sure to book now to avoid disappointment.

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