‘Standard extremely high,’ say KBSA Designer Awards judges

The judging panel, pictured, recently met to pick the finalists at Smeg’s flagship store in London

KBSA judging panel

The judging panel for this year’s Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association – KBSA – Designer Awards has said that the standard of entries has been “extremely high” this year.

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The judges recently met to pick the finalists of the 2019 awards at Smeg’s flagship store in London. The winners of the awards will be announced at the KBSA AGM, conference and networking dinner on the 25th September at the Stratford Manor Hotel.

The judging panel for the awards comprises Bulthaup’s Ainhoa Bilbao as head judge; And So To Bed MD Martin Gill; Stoneham Kitchens MD Adrian Stoneham; The Myers Touch founder Keith Myers; Roundhouse MD Craig Matson; and Blum UK national retail services manager Andrea Hillier.

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KBSA national chair Richard Hibbert hosted the meeting. “The standard of entries was extremely high this year, making the judging very close,” Bilbao said.