Häfele UK reveals shortlist for 2023 Studio Partner Awards

Manufacturer and distributor Häfele UK has announced the finalists of its seventh annual Studio Partner Awards.

Following a record number of nominations for the coveted awards that celebrate innovative design, business excellence and customer experience within its network of independent kitchen showrooms, Häfele UK has shortlisted 17 studios across six award categories.

The winners will be unveiled on 29 June 2022 at a spectacular event at Warwick Castle.In the coveted Studio Partner of the Year category, BMS Kitchens and Bedrooms, Davonport Kitchen and Home, IN2 Group, Kettle Co. Kitchens, The Kitchen Works and Wignalls have been selected as this year’s finalists in recognition of their outstanding commitment to the Häfele UK partner programme.

In a new category for this year’s event, Best Sales and Marketing Initiative, Häfele UK has shortlisted four businesses that have elevated their brand in partnership with Häfele to drive growth and sales.

Duncans of Grantown, Ironbridge, Kettle Co. Kitchens and Regal Kitchens are in the running to be the award’s first recipient.

The full shortlist comprises:

Best Sales and Marketing Initiative

· Duncans of Grantown – “Moy County Fair”
· Ironbridge – “January Sale”
· Kettle Co. Kitchens – “James Strawbridge”
· Regal Kitchens – “Annual Students Day”

Best Showroom Experience
· Bluebell Fitted Furniture
· Davonport Kitchen and Home
· HBC Kitchens & Bathrooms
· Ironbridge Interiors
· Mike Hughes Kitchens and Bedrooms
· Regal Kitchens

Best Functional Space
· Hugo & Co.
· Ironbridge Interiors
· Kettle Co. Kitchens
· Parlour Farm
· Regal Kitchens

Kitchen Design of the Year
· BMS Kitchens and Bedrooms
· Duncans of Grantown
· Hugo & Co.
· IN2 Group
· Studio 10

Best Rising Star
· Alexander Paul Kitchens
· Global Domestic Appliances
· Woollards of Mildenhall

Studio Partner of the Year
· BMS Kitchens and Bedrooms
· Davonport Kitchen and Home
· IN2 Group
· Kettle Co. Kitchens
· The Kitchen Works
· Wignalls

Commenting on the shortlist, Gareth Bevan, Sales Director at Häfele UK, said: “The volume and quality of this year’s nominations has been unprecedented. In fact, we received 60% more entries than last year so our finalists should be particularly proud of making it through to the next stage.

“To honour and celebrate their achievement, the award event promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Warwick Castle, where we’ll be following in the footsteps of kings and queens who have feasted there since the 15th Century. We hope it will be a truly unforgettable occasion and a fitting tribute to our Studio Partners’ hard work.”

Häfele’s Studio Partner programme is a network of independent kitchen studios, hand-selected based on their superb customer service, business excellence and growth.

Companies in the programme receive extensive marketing and sales support, including lead generation plus discounts and training.

To find out more about becoming a Studio Partner, visit hafele.co.uk

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