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HANSGROHE

Hansgrohe is one of the world’s largest and most respected bathroom manufacturers whose products are meticulously designed and manufactured to make them more attractive, comfortable and exhilarating. Featuring beautifully designed showers, showerheads, taps and other bathroom accessories of the highest quality. Add style and quality to your bathroom creations with these stunning fixtures and fittings that are at the forefront of bathroom design and innovation and the best in German engineering.

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claygate

Distributing bathroom products to the merchant trade, Claygate is proud to cater for any type of bathroom. From sanitaryware to bathroom accessories, Claygate not only provides quality products, but also reliable after sales support.

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compusoft

Compusoft is a KBB services and software company with over 25,000 licences installed across Europe and Australasia. Compusoft cares about delivering measurable value for its customers which in day to day operations means: very user friendly sales tools that are built on 100% Windows based platforms, accurate up to date data as well as easy to use cost reducing business management tools. Compusoft is the absolute number one market leader in Europe with 21 wholly-owned subsidiaries across 16 countries employing 370 staff.

Compusoft has made it its trademark to not only have cutting edge technology in its KBB software solutions, but also to apply the highest possible standards in after sales service. More than 50% of its staff has chosen to be shareholders, helping to maintain the high level of motivation needed to achieve such high standards. In 25 years Compusoft has grown from a start-up into a 50 MIO EUR powerhouse in the KBB niche market.

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HiB

Celebrating 30 years of operation in 2020, HiB is a world leading bathroom product manufacturer providing cutting-edge, quality bathroom products to retailers throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

Known as a pioneer within the bathroom sector, the business is responsible for firsts such as steam-free mirrors and cabinets, in-built charging sockets and LED lighting, and more recently USB charging sockets – many of which are now standard within the industry.

Alongside its high quality product portfolio, HiB supplies training and marketing support to showrooms across the country, making it the bathroom furniture, mirror, cabinet and accessory brand of choice for retailers.

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Kudos Showers

Kudos has been designing and manufacturing shower products at their Cumbria facility since 1999. Their product portfolio includes shower enclosures, shower trays, over-bath screens and wet-room solutions sold via bathroom showrooms and merchants across the UK. With complete control over all aspects of the components they specify and the manufacturing process, they confidently maintain the highest standards of quality and performance in all products that leave their premises. Each one made to deliver the very best in functionality, performance and value.

The latest products to join their collection are the new low profile Connect2 shower trays, designed to avoid joints with an innovative dual waste system and the Original6 Shower Enclosure collection featuring 6mm toughened glass throughout, standing 1950mm in height with discreet fixings and slimline profile. They’ve also recently introduced matt black profiles within their Ultimate2 shower panels range.

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MEREWAY

Mereway Group are leading manufacturers of high-quality kitchen and bathroom furniture, supplying to an extensive network of independent retail outlets nationwide.

Since 1986 years we have built an enviable reputation for not only creating beautiful hand crafted kitchens and bathrooms here in the UK but by offering the kind of customer service that others can only aspire to. All our furniture is constructed using traditional materials and methods with an obsessive attention to detail. We are confident that you will not find a comparable kitchen or bathroom built quite like this.

Kitchens are the very heart of the home and we believe that Mereway is at the very heart of the UK Kitchen manufacturing sector. Not only are we leading the way in terms of innovative design we have raised the bar so high in terms of quality, craftsmanship and customisation. Our ethos is about creating individuality and understand that no two kitchens can, or indeed should be, the same.

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Quooker

Founded in 1960 with the first Quooker Basic launched in 1992, Henri Peteri’s innovative concept of a boiling water tap has grown into a kitchen essential for millions of household worldwide. As the original boiling water tap on the market, instant boiling water is at the heart of Quooker’s offering. However, thanks to continued development, testing and technical innovation, sparkling, filtered and chilled water are now additional optional features. With commitments to safety and sustainability at the core of its ethos, alongside an enviable range of styles and finishes, Quooker truly gives the tap that does it all.

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rak ceramics

RAK Ceramics is a leading ceramic tile and sanitary ware manufacturer committed to providing the highest quality products and services at extremely competitive prices.

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vado

VADO is a leading British brassware manufacturer providing high quality taps, showers and accessories to customers across the globe.

VADO believe in channelling expertise and engineering know-how into innovative brassware technology to deliver outstanding products that guarantee the very best of British design.

As experts in the brassware industry, VADO take pride in heritage and history, ensuring only the finest materials are crafted into premium product ranges.

Having built a renowned reputation for creating products that use water sustainably and deliver a truly sensory user experience, VADO’s unique product range can be found in some of the most prestigious hotel, commercial and residential developments across the world.

Progressive product innovation, outstanding customer service and an agility to support large scale developments ensures a globally trusted brand, so when you choose VADO superior quality comes as standard.

Make your dream bathroom a reality with VADO, and let your inspiration flow.

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Calypso

 

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impey

The UK’s market-leading wetroom brand with presence across retail showrooms nationwide.
Impey are proud to be a multiple award-winning UK manufacturer.

As pioneers of modern wetroom technology, Impey designed and created the first wetroom floor former with a built-in gradient. Wetrooms add luxury, style and visual appeal to a home. They create a sense of space, dedicated to accessibility, luxury and relaxation which can’t be achieved with a traditional bath and shower combination.

Impey design innovative, high-quality products specified across property; residential; education; leisure; health and care sectors and work closely with retailers and showrooms, contractors and installers; architects and specifiers; local authorities and healthcare professionals to provide innovative high-quality wetroom solutions for all users

All products are created by highly skilled internal teams of engineers and designers, combining innovative designs and the highest quality materials. All backed up by the established and recognised Impey brand:

  • The UK’s market-leading wetroom brand
  • Over 500,000 successful installations in the UK
  • Lifetime Watertight Guarantee (on selected products)
  • Full technical support and training for installations
  • Dedicated research and development team
  • Certified with Investor in People and to ISO 9001: 2008 and ISO 14001:2004
  • Architects Journal winner 20219 , bespoke linear drainage
  • Build-it awards winner 2020, 2021, Aqua-Dec and Aqua-Grade wetroom floor formers

Impey is part of the Coram International bathroom group

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FLAIR SHOWERS

Celebrating 70 years of business in 2022, Flair Showers have built up a trusted reputation as a specialist in the production of quality shower doors, wetrooms and bath screens.

Founded in County Cavan in 1952, our reputation has stood the test of time, making us the longest established manufacturer of our kind in Ireland and we are proud to be the brand of choice for customers internationally.

With an unwavering commitment to customer care, Flair combines lifelong knowledge and expertise with advanced production techniques. An extensive product portfolio provides a solution for a wide variety of bathroom styles.

In creating Harmony Collections, our mission is to inspire through meaningful designs that bring a new sense of enrichment to the bathroom and enjoyment to our customers. Winning multiple awards, the ORO & ETO ranges are beautifully designed to enhance any bathroom. Each collection is a union of design innovation and functional perfection with features and designs that are individual and unique to Flair.

The award-winning AYO Modular Wetroom Collection is crafted to create a truly personal shower experience. With an almost infinite choice of wetroom configurations, AYO Modular provides maximum flexibility to create unique showering spaces.

Flair Showers are proud to be supporting our industry by sponsoring the 2022 BKU awards. We are looking forward to this prestigious event and to connecting with the bathroom & kitchen professionals who have helped bring the latest designs and innovations to market.

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ROCA

We are delighted to be a Sustainability Sponsor for the 2022 BKU Awards. The aim of this year’s event to be carbon neutral and this is a purpose that Roca fully supports. The protection of the environment is fully integrated in every action Roca carries out, from the implementation of more sustainable and efficient production processes to the development of products that help reduce water usage and energy consumption. These actions enable Roca to lessen the environmental footprint of its entire value chain. It is not just through its manufacturing process and products that Roca promotes sustainability, the company works tirelessly to help solve problems arising from the lack of water and sanitation in the world through the We Are Water Foundation. We are looking forward to the awards and supporting the BKU Awards team in their goal of being carbon neutral.

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IMEX

Imex Ceramic are a global manufacturer of Bathroom Sanitaryware and Furniture, recently enhancing the product portfolio with the introduction of Brassware, Showering and Reinforced Baths.

The UK portfolio of product offers 16 collections of sanitaryware boasting a fantastic range of Rimless, Easy to clean glaze, Eco flush, WRAS and CE approved product.

Imex toilets are globally recognised as one of the most water saving efficient flushing products on the market, surpassing tests by flushing from only 2.6L of water.

During 2022 Imex have invested $43 million dollars in top of the range automated production to support the UK demand and hold record high stock.

Recently Imex have launched a free virtual showroom tool for all Imex partners backed up by augmented reality technology to support and enhance the sales made by their partners.

SUSTAINABILITY

Imex Ceramic carry out annually their Carbon Emissions Reduction Program to reduce carbon emissions and do their bit towards helping save the environment.  The factory during 2022 has invested over $43 million dollars in eco friendly new processes, machinery, warehousing and environmental protection equipment.  Imex develop annually new low-carbon technologies, eco transformations and always look for ways to update their production equipment, improve efficiency and improve their carbon footprint.  Imex replaced three 2.1MW coal fired boilers with high efficiency gas fired boilers, reducing the use of coal by 1100 tons. The waste products were crushed and added into raw materials by 6% of the formula, at 1680 tons per year. Imex Constructed a sewage centralised treatment, reused part of the recycled water totalling 3,000 tons per year.  $3.2 million has been invested to build 2 desulfurization systems for their tunnel kiln to reduce sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions.  Imex uses the waste heat of the kiln to build a heat exchange system to provide showering and bathing for the whole plant’s 1000 employees and reduced the consumption of gas by 24 cubic meters per year.

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Flova, The Art of Water

‘Quality is our Passion, and our Belief.’

At Flova, we have always been an advocate for sustainability. Offering complete in-house manufacture at our 54,000 square meter facility, we are in full control of our manufacturing methods. From Research & Development, Mould Development, Automated Machining & Final Hand Polishing. To an impressive chrome plating & PVD finish facility with a built-in air filter system to reduce emissions. Not only can we guarantee 100% quality-controlled product, but we are also proud to be making a difference to our environment and our health with led free 100% solid brass, adhering to ISO 14001 always.
We are delighted to be a Sustainability Sponsor for the 2022 BKU Awards.

Combining state of the art machining with the finest raw material and market leading components, our products are designed and manufactured to surpass all expectations. With over 30 years of immersion in Research & Development, we are renown as a professional & global brassware manufacturer guided by the theory of practical aesthetics. We take avantgarde elements and techniques and our products have received applause from global designers and end users by its wide choice, characteristic functional design, and enduring quality.

Our collection of beautifully refined products boasts so many consumer & installer benefits, all supplied with a comprehensive 15-Year guarantee.

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want to get involved?

There are an array of sponsorship opportunities available at the BKU Awards. Find out how your brand can benefit from the scheme’s unique platform while showing your support for the highest standards of excellence in the industry – contact Carl Hearnden on 01622 699 128 or at chearnden@datateam.co.uk to curate your bespoke package today.