18th May 2017


Immediate Media and ek&bbusiness magazine would like to thank our generous sponsors for their ongoing support of the ek&bbusiness Awards.

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Headline sponsor:

MHK is an innovative and dynamically expanding full-service company for specialised trade and craft companies in the kitchen, residential and construction sector. Holding European leadership amongst the purchasing cooperatives in in the above mentioned sectors MHK looks forward to the opportunity to meet professionals from the KBB industry, and to tell them more about the first-class purchase prices and innovative services it offers to its members.

In addition to the first-class purchasing conditions, the MHK Group supports its members with an extensive range of services developed over nearly 40 years. These include marketing, digital support (e.g. help with SEO, retailer website development), business management and kitchen specialist planning software from CARAT. These services ensure that owner-managed specialist dealers have a competitive edge in the market and can operate successfully at a sustainable, above-average level.

Category sponsors:

Sponsor of Best Distributor

2020 helps professional designers, retailers and manufacturers in the interior design and furniture industries capture ideas, inspire innovation and streamline processes. By providing end-to-end solutions and the world’s largest collection of manufacturer’s catalogues, 2020 provides businesses with the software and content to be more efficient, integrated and productive.

2020 applications allow professional designers to create kitchens, bathrooms, closets and commercial offices which look as stunning on the screen as they will in reality. 2020 Technologies helps interior home improvement retailers to inspire the imagination of their customers and our solutions for furniture and cabinet manufacturers provide a complete manufacturing operations management capability. For more information, visit our website www.2020spaces.com

Sponsor of Best Kitchen Innovation

ArtiCAD is a specialist software developer and technology innovator for the KBB sector. With nearly three decades of experience in the industry and more than 3,500 customers in the UK alone, ArtiCAD’s portfolio spans not only its industry-leading CAD product, ArtiCAD-Pro, but also an ever-increasing range of online design and planning tools. The company’s recently launched ArtiVR delivers high definition 360° VR walkthroughs of a complete room, enabling designers to showcase their work as a web-based virtual reality presentation, which can be shared via web links or embedded on web pages. ArtiCAD also offers comprehensive business management and pricing solutions.

Underpinning the company’s complete product range – including its range of support and training services – is ArtiCAD’s commitment to focus on professional, visually stunning and easy to use solutions which help customers sell their own products, designs and services.

ArtiCAD Limited is headquartered in the UK, with subsidiary companies in Ireland, North America and South Africa, and distribution partners in Australia, New Zealand and Spain.

Sponsor of Best Kitchen Retailer

Beko is the UK’s number one large home appliance brand . It expanded into several key categories within the small appliances market in 2017. Beko continues to develop helpful, innovative and energy efficient electrical appliances, designed to make everyday life easier for families with fast programmes and energy saving features, which can assist in saving time and money. It delivers exceptional value and quality, securing high levels of customer satisfaction through listening and responding to householders needs. These factors make Beko the consumer’s brand of choice and result in its products being recommended by 95% of its customers.

Beko has recently updated its website where you can discover all of their award-winning appliances and buy their small appliance range. Find out more here: http://www.shop.beko.co.uk/

Launched Eat Like A Pro in 2017, a global initiative to help parents around the world feed their children healthier food. As Main Partner of FC Barcelona, Beko knows exactly what the top players in the world eat every day in order to perform at their best. In 2018, Beko donated €1million to UNICEF to help prevent childhood obesity through an influencer led campaign on social media that saw the company donate €1 for every social media post using the hashtag #EatLikeAPro. Find out more here: https://eatlikeapro.beko.co.uk/our-mission/

Sponsor of Star Kitchen Product

The Cosentino Group is the global leader in the design, production and distribution of innovative surfaces for commercial and domestic projects. Offering both versatility and a host of on-trend designs and finishes, Cosentino’s brands include, Silestone® quartz, Sensa by Cosentino® protected natural stone and the ultra-compact surface Dekton®, which can be used indoors and outdoors; from facades and exterior cladding, to worktops and flooring. Leading the way in innovation, Cosentino is committed to the development of new technologies to further revolutionise surfacing for architecture and design.

Sponsor of Best Bathroom Retailer

Frontline Bathrooms is an award-winning distributor with over 5,000 stockists nationwide.

The company boasts:

  • 99% stock holding
  • 5pm cut off for next day delivery on its fleet of more than 35 vehicles
  • Own-brand ranges that provide quality alternatives to branded products
  • Ongoing product innovations
  • A comprehensive consumer-focused brochure
  • An innovative customer-friendly website
  • Marketing support to drive footfall through the doors of its retailers, and much more.

Frontline cleverly combines outstanding communications with exceptional service levels to maintain its position as market leader.


Sponsor of Best Bespoke Kitchen Maker


Sponsor of Best Installer

Impey is the UK’s leading wetroom manufacturer. Offering a pioneering selection of wetroom technology, Impey’s market leading system includes a complete range of modern wetroom solutions from adaptable floor formers and bespoke waterproofing solutions to underfloor heating, glass screens and accessories suitable for every kind of wetroom installation.

Through the ground-breaking ‘We are Wetrooms’ training programme launched in 2016, Impey’s technical team has facilitated the training of thousands of wetroom installers across the UK, offering practical tuition and detailed information on the fitting of leak-free wetroom systems in residential and commercial locations. Impey’s highly qualified team also offers RIBA certified CPD training to all members of the wetroom sector keen to progress their technical knowledge including designers, architects, retailers, specifiers and merchants.

For more information on Impey’s wetroom systems or training opportunities visit: www.impeyshowers.com

Sponsor of Best Surface

Masterclass Kitchens is an award-winning kitchen brand; we manufacture our own kitchens in our state-of-the-art factory based on the outskirts of Cardiff in South Wales and we employ over 220 people. The Masterclass range includes Shaker, Classic, Modern and Handleless kitchens, with over 80 colours and over 14,000 cabinet configurations, so choice is very definitely at the heart of what we do. We currently supply over 120 independent showrooms across the UK but are still looking for more high quality kitchen studios to join the Masterclass family.

Sponsor of Best Online/Social Media Campaign

VitrA Bathrooms is part of the Eczacıbaşı Group, one of Turkey’s most prominent industrial groups. Founded in 1958, VitrA is Turkey’s leading sanitaryware manufacturer. In recent years VitrA has expanded into international markets and over 50% of VitrA’s total output is sold outside of Turkey.

From 16 production facilities in Turkey, Germany, France and Russia, VitrA produces a full range of bathroom products including over 5 million pieces of sanitaryware, complementary bathrooms furniture, baths, brassware and bathroom accessories, which are distributed to over 75 countries on 5 continents.


Sponsor of ek&bbusiness Awards & Review 2019 advent calendar


Sponsor of ek&bbusiness Awards & Review 2019 Champagne reception

Established in 1930, Rotpunkt is a recognised industry leader in the design and manufacture of quality German kitchen furniture. The family-owned company Rotpunkt Küchen GmbH today produces high quality kitchens with the latest manufacturing technology at its main factory/headquarters and subsidiary plant in Preußisch, Oldendorf.

Acknowledged specialist for top quality fitted kitchens, Rotpunkt UK has set new standards within the kitchen industry through its superior design, unrivalled quality and technologically advanced functionality. Furnishing the KBB industry with a premium product portfolio expertly “Made in East Westfalia, Germany”, Rotpunkt UK revels in its worldwide acknowledged seal of quality for its kitchens which bring strong international design influences to the UK kitchen market.

Appealing to a range of clientele, Rotpunkt UK offers an exclusive kitchen furniture portfolio with precision aesthetics.


Sponsor of comedian

Virtual Worlds provides design, presentation and marketing solutions to the KBB industry, through their CAD and Virtual Reality systems.

Exceed your customers’ expectations with Virtual Worlds. Deliver stunning photorealistic renders, and a fully immersive virtual reality experience to give your clients complete peace of mind and confidence in your design which in turn, increases both sales and word of mouth referrals. This is all achieved with a software solution that is simple and quick to use helping you close more sales, in a shorter time. In fact, we’re so confident that we offer a money-back guarantee if we don’t increase your sales by 30%*

*terms and conditions apply