Judges Announced For kbb Innovation Awards 2020


kbb Judges Announced


kbb Birmingham, Europe’s largest biennial event dedicated to the kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms sector, will return to the NEC from 1-4 March 2020.  The show will showcase cutting-edge solutions and inventive new products through its Innovation Awards 2020. The exciting line-up of expert judges for this year has now been confirmed.

The judging panel is made up of leading professionals and industry experts from many different areas of the KBB sector, including: Amanda Hughes, Experience Centre Manager at Blum, Andrew Davies, Managing Editor at Taylist Media, Colin Wong, Kitchen Designer, Richard Hibbert, Managing Director at KSL Sudbury and KBSA National Chair and Andy Bishop, Creative Director of kbb Birmingham.

“I am really excited to be involved with the judging for this year’s kbb Innovation Awards 2020,” comments Andy Bishop, Creative Director of kbb Birmingham. “I can’t wait to see the innovative and forward-thinking products and solutions that our exhibitors will be putting forward from the KBB market this year.”

It’s not too late to enter! The awards are open to kbb exhibitors as well as other manufacturers within the KBB space. Companies are encouraged to enter a new product, idea or solution that embodies innovation. In order to appeal to the judges, submissions need to present forward-thinking ideas; to truly showcase what makes the product innovative.

The deadline for entries is the 10th January 2020, with judging taking place on 5th February at 240 Blackfriars. In order to be eligible, the product or solution must have been launched after March 2018, with the 10 shortlisted entries to be exclusively displayed across specially designed plinths at kbb 2020. Entrants will have to wait until the third day of the show to find out if they have won one of the coveted awards.  

kbb Birmingham 2020 will feature over 400 exhibitors and expects an audience of over 15,500 visitors, throughout the four-day event. An ideal place to network with industry peers and senior decision-makers, the event is an ideal setting for manufacturers to launch the latest and most innovative solutions for the KBB sector.