kbb Launches Innovation Awards For 2020


Innovation Awards

kbb Birmingham, Europe’s largest biennial kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms event, will once again recognise the most forward-thinking solutions within the industry through its Innovation Awards 2020 programme.  All kbb Birmingham exhibitors are encouraged to enter a new method, idea or product that celebrates innovation, with winners announced at the show which takes place at the NEC from 1-4 March 2020.


Manufacturer Blum is confirmed as the Innovation Awards partner for the 2020 event, continuing its support of the awards programme.  Blum operates internationally as a leading manufacturer of high-quality kitchens fittings, which are renowned for outstanding build quality and design. The manufacturer is perfectly positioned as a pioneer of great design to be a sponsor of the awards.


All kbb Birmingham exhibitors are invited to enter inventions for consideration by an expert panel for the Innovation Awards. The judging panel will feature leading professionals representing different areas of the KBB market, including individuals from design, technical, journalism, and industry backgrounds. Judges will expect submissions representing the very best innovations in the industry, ranging from products and components to manufacturing techniques that are disrupting the market. 


Only solutions or products launched since March 2018 will be accepted, with 10 successful shortlisted entries to be displayed across specially designed plinths at the show. Winners will be announced on the third day of kbb Birmingham, 3 March.


Visitors to the show will then decide the People’s Choice Award, by voting via the event mobile application or onsite voting stations. The entry with the most votes by Tuesday 3 March will be announced as the winner.


“The Innovation Awards is always a highlight of kbb Birmingham as it is a real indicator of all the exciting innovation in the industry,” comments Mark Gordon, Director, kbb Birmingham. “We look forward seeing the high standard of entries, that this this year’s Innovations Awards has in store.” 


“Creating moving ideas and thinking differently is at the heart of our culture here at Blum UK,” comments Amanda Hughes, Customer Experience Manager, Blum. “Improving lives through innovation and being inspired by great design is what drives Blum and the sector forward and secures it for future generations. We are more than honoured to be supporting the Innovation Awards at kbb Birmingham 2020.”


kbb Birmingham 2020 expects an audience of over 16,000 visitors across the four days, comprised of senior decision makers from across the retail and contract sector. For manufacturers, the event acts as a key industry launchpad for new products and solutions for the industry.  


For more details on the awards and to download an entry form, visit: https://exhibit.kbb.co.uk/innovation-awards-entry-form. The deadline for entries is 10 January 2020.