Innovation Awards

kbb Birmingham 2016 in partnership with Blum UK celebrated innovation in all its forms, from service, logistics, production, construction, materials and processes to the most technologically advanced products from our world-leading exhibitors.

The Judges

The 2016 Innovation Awards were judged by a panel of industry experts, including kbb Birmingham's Event Director, Jon Johnston, alongside:

David Sanders
Hayley Tarrington
Renee Mascari
Ruth Bell

2016 Award Winners

AJ Wells

Vlaze by AJ Wells & Sons Ltd

"An innovative use of a familiar material and a welcome cost effective solution."

Bora

Bora Basic BFI cooktop extractor system

"A space saving solution combining two functions in one."

Taro

Ta'Or Box supplied by Daro UK

"A genuine first, a game changer for kitchen fitters."

Euroline

Euroline Falmec Piano surface mounted extractor and hob combination

"Sleek and stylish combined with functionality, great for open plan living."

Fennel

Fennel Samson Adjustable Folding Cabinet leg

"Solving a well-established industry problem, proving that innovation does not always need to be glamorous."

Franke

Franke Omni 4-in-1- tap

"A streamlined product, genuinely attractive with optimised functionality."

Festool

Festool Conturo Edge Bander

"This product provides a factory finish onsite which avoids unnecessary delays to installations."

Samsung

Samsung family hub refrigerator

"Integrated living is the future of smart appliances, all the technology in one place. A practical application, fun and perfect for the family hub."

Sensio

Sensio, Sensiosound

"Fun and simple, proves a good idea doesn't have to be complicated."

Wirquin

Wirquin Quickfit

"Solving a common problem in the day to day life of a plumber, a product that will make a real difference."

Visitor's Choice Award

Each winner displayed a custom-made award on their stands and visitors were able to cast an innovative eye on the 10 winners, voting Wirquin's Quickfit their Visitor's Choice Award winner via the kbb Birmingham App.