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KBB Birmingham Innovation Awards 2022 Deadline extended

KBB Birmingham has announced that it has extended the entry deadline for the Innovation Awards to Friday 14th January 2022.

kbb Birmingham 2022 is only weeks away, taking place from 6-9 March 2022 – NEC Birmingham.

The awards honour the best ideas in the KBB industry, recognising the most creative and ground-breaking solutions that are deserving of recognition.

Entrants can nominate a new design method, solution, design idea or product that demonstrates innovation.

The scheme is open to all and winners will be announced at KBB Birmingham in March 2022.

The Innovation Awards 2022 will be in partnership with manufacturer Blum, continuing its support of the awards programme. The manufacturer is perfectly positioned as a pioneer of great design to be a partner for the awards.

Discussing the return of the show, kbb Birmingham sales director Jon Johnston had said: “We are looking forward to reuniting the KBB industry for four days of unrivalled networking and specifying. For many of our exhibitors this will be the first opportunity they’ve had to showcase their latest products and services, following an unprecedented two years. Kbb Birmingham offers an unbeatable opportunity for our community to meet in-person with valued partners, colleagues and visitors ­– we can’t wait to welcome everyone back.” 

Entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts which includes leading professionals who represent different areas of the KBB market including design, technical and journalism backgrounds. The judges will be taking on the challenge of scouting out the brands, manufacturers and suppliers of the KBB industry, who are bringing something new, unique and forward-thinking to the market.

This year there will be a new category added to the programme. This award will be for sustainability, which will acknowledge the cutting-edge work that brands are doing to create, promote and deliver sustainable solutions to the KBB sector. 

Entries should showcase the latest innovations in the industry, ranging from products and components to manufacturing techniques that are disrupting the market, with only solutions or products launched in the last 18 months being accepted. Following the judging, 10 successful shortlisted entries will be displayed in the Atrium at the NEC across specially designed plinths, for the duration of the show. As well as the judges' winner, also returning this year will be the popular 'people’s choice' winner, which is chosen by visitors to the show.

What to expect from kbb Birmingham 2022?

Discover the best product launches from leading KBB brands. Showcasing cutting-edge technology and exciting collections; kbb Birmingham is your destination for all the latest KBB products and innovations.

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