Innovation Awards

Back by popular demand for 2018, the Innovation Awards in partnership with Blum UK will celebrate 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

Our panel of judges will scour through the entries to select four winners, supportive of our four themes, each of which will be rewarded for their creative thinking with a unique Innovation Award displayed on their stand.

Andy Bishop

Andy Bishop

Creative Director, kbb Birmingham, UBM

Hayley Tarrington-Robson

Hayley Tarrington-Robson

Creative Director, Day True

Matthew Walmsley

Matthew Walmsley

National Sales & Marketing Director, Blum UK

Colin Wong

Colin Wong

Creative Director, Development Direct

Ruth Bell

Ruth Bell

Editor, Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms

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 Basic BFI cooktop extractor system

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


Ta'Or Box supplied by Daro UK

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


Euroline Falmec Piano surface mounted extractor and hob combination

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


Fennel Samson Adjustable Folding Cabinet leg

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


Franke Omni 4-in-1- tap

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


Festool Conturo Edge Bander

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


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, Sensiosound

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


Wirquin Quickfit

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