Wholesale Domestic won Independent Bathroom Retailer of the Year 2017 at the BKU Awards. A BKU Award is a prestigious stamp of endorsement acknowledging outstanding service and hard work as voted for by the industry.

The BKU Awards 2017 took place last night at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London. The evening was a roaring success with 300 members of the kitchen and bathroom industry celebrating hard work and achievement across the sector.

Organised by the publisher of BKU Magazine, Datateam Business Media, the BKU Awards is designed to recognise and highlight excellence across the sector, from leading retailers, to commendable manufacturers and outstanding individuals.

On arrival at the venue, guests were greeted with an exclusive champagne reception, sponsored by Claygate, providing the perfect environment for networking. Attendees then proceeded into the main hall where they received a warm welcome from BKU Magazine’s sales and advertising manager Max Shannon and publication and event manager Carl Hearnden.

Guests were treated to a sumptuous three-course meal before the brilliantly funny Jimmy Carr took to the stage to perform his comedy routine and present the awards.The proceedings concluded with the charity raffle, sponsored by Blanco, raising generous sum for Rennie Grove Hospice Care. A fantastic night was rounded up with a final chance to network with clients, colleagues and friends.

Event and publication manager Carl Hearnden comments: “I am overwhelmed with the amount of support we have received from the industry this year. The BKU Awards 2017 had a fantastic turn out and it was brilliant to see both familiar and new faces alike at the event.

“All of our finalists should be congratulated; they have demonstrated exceptional hard work and dedication to the industry and should be very proud for having been shortlisted in such a prestigious event, it truly is a great achievement.

“I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all of our brilliant sponsors, without whom the BKU Awards wouldn’t be possible.

” The BKU Awards 2017 were sponsored by BA Components, Blanco, British Ceramic Tile, Claygate, Compusoft and EQ Software, Frontline Bathrooms, Hӓfele, KBB Birmingham, Liebherr, Methven, RAK Ceramics, Uform and Virtual Worlds by Logicom.To see the full list of winners and highly commended please visit www.bkuawards.co.uk/winners-2017