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Aqualisa is a British company, with a reputation for innovation, quality and service. For over 40 years, the brand has been at the forefront of the UK bathroom industry, committed to delivering the very best showering experiences and continuously working to improve products and exceed customer expectations. This proud heritage of innovation is driving the company forward to an exciting future with the development and application of new product designs and technologies. 

Ground-breaking innovation began back in 1977 with the launch of an industry-changing thermostatic shower valve, since when, Aqualisa has moved into all shower technologies, actually creating the digital category in 2001.  This year, the introduction of the first internet connected shower, fully integrating 

showering and bathing into the smart home, confirms Aqualisa as the leading shower technology brand in the UK. 

Tel: 01959 560 010 

Email: enquiries@aqualisa.co.uk 

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BA is proud to be one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of factory-built kitchens and bedrooms, bespoke, made-to-measure doors accompanied with one of the largest ranges of matching accessories in the marketplace today.

Marking 30 years of manufacturing expertise in 2020, the key to BA’s success story has been the blend of quality, sustainable materials and cutting-edge design. Complemented with a robust supply chain and an award winning customer service that underpins their manufacturing prowess.

Embarking on a new programme of continued investment, BA has recently launched a new consumer-facing brand called Blossom Avenue to promote their full bedroom and full kitchen offer, available throughout their extensive retail partner network.

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banks & lloyd

Pre & post Brexit custom’s clearance conundrum? Perhaps a Sea, Air, Road or Rail freight puzzle that you need help piecing together? If you want to get the most out of your supply chain then Banks & Lloyd, a market leading freight forwarder, is the only way to go.

Based in Wilmslow & Valencia, our offices have over 50 dedicated and diligent members of staff looking to take away any headache that comes from international logistics.

We are passionate about making sure that any business has the means to keep its supply chain in motion, so if you want to see what we can do to keep those freight rates down with a service that keeps logistics simple for yourself, then get in touch.

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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 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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D.A.D is a major distributor of domestic appliances and consumer electronic goods throughout the UK. Based in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, we operate from a large, modern warehouse and are recognised as a significant, reputable and established trade outlet to independent electrical retailers, kitchen specialists, national multiples, house builders, developers and internet websites.

Our 350,000 square foot warehouse enables us to carry all major household brand names at substantial stock levels enabling an adaptable and quick delivery service. We deliver throughout the UK to a scheduled timetable and offshore deliveries by prior arrangement. Our own delivery fleet is both flexible and large enough to cope with all demands.

Our experienced customer service, telesales and regional sales managers endeavour to become long-term business partners with our customers by providing top class reliable service, technical expertise and outstanding competitive prices.

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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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Montpellier is the most exciting appliance brand in the UK market, offering a refreshingly friendly, approachable and economical alternative to mainstream brands. We make appliances for the real world with products that combine technology, function, style and reliability.

Whether it’s a Cooling, Cooking, Laundry or Dishwashing product, every Montpellier appliance is built to our exacting standards and your everyday needs.

  • All products come with standard 2 year guarantee & our built-in refrigeration and hot taps come with 5 years.
  • UK-based with a UK customer service support team covering the whole of the country.
  • We are an independent family-run British brand with over 50 years experience in the industry.

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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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Uform is a market leading manufacturer and distributor of doors and accessories to kitchen retailers and manufacturers throughout the UK and Ireland.

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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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virtual worlds

Virtual Worlds is the UK’s leading CAD provider to the KBB industry offering a total package solution including design software, pricing systems, VR technology and Augmented Reality. 

With an award-winning record of ensuring manufacturers, distributors and retailers achieve increased sales, Virtual Worlds offers a totally different buying experience for the consumer while shortening the sales cycle for retailers. Designs are created in 3D and the presented in interactive virtual reality, allowing customers to physically experience their proposed new room, and identify any questions without having to sit through complex plans. Conversion rates increase and buyer remorse is a thing of the past.

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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.