Each year, the Studio Partner Awards celebrates the outstanding achievements of our Studio Partners, as well as their dedication to excellence. This year, the fifth annual Studio Partner Awards took place at Scotland’s stunning Gleneagles Hotel and was a fantastic night of celebration. The calibre of nominations for the awards this year was particularly high, providing challenging decisions for our judging panel and, after a spectacular five course meal in the ballroom at the luxury hotel, the highly-anticipated ceremony begun. The winners of each category were:
Best Use of Digital Media
Winner: Regal Kitchens
This category celebrates Studio Partners who champion their brand online, enhancing their customer’s experience with engaging content across their website and social media. We were pleased to present this award to our Chelmsford-based Studio Partner, Regal Kitchens, for their customer-focused digital experience. Regal Kitchens consistently demonstrate the Ideas for Living philosophy with their high quality, engaging content and make their digital presence as user-friendly as possible with easy to use website navigation and live chat.
Best Customer Service
Winner: Kitchen Living
This category celebrates Studio Partners who show above-and-beyond commitment to customer satisfaction. We were pleased to present this award to Kitchen Living. The Southampton-based Studio Partner demonstrated that customer service was their number one priority with outstanding organisation, aftercare and support for their customers throughout the kitchen planning journey.
Best Showroom Experience
Winner: KF Kitchens and Duncans of Grantown
Mystery shoppers visited Studio Partners around the country to experience their showroom first hand and looked for finalists who offered an exceptional experience for their customers. Celebrated for their outstanding showroom environment, knowledge and warm friendly teams, we were pleased to award this category to both Duncans of Grantown and KF Kitchens, our 2018 Studio Partner of the Year.
Kitchen Design of the Year
Winner: Studio 10 Kitchens
This category is new to the Studio Partner Awards and looks at the creative talents of our Studio Partner network. For their innovative approach, the winner of this category was Studio 10 Kitchens. This Derbyshire-based Studio Partner demonstrated exceptional use of space, creativity, added functionality and impactful design.
Best Success Story
Winner: Victoria Robert
This category looks at the inspiring dedication and passion of our Studio Partners. Described as ‘nothing short of remarkable’, we were pleased to present this award to Derby-based Studio Partner, Victoria Robert for delivering business excellence throughout an incredible first year trading.
Studio Partner of the Year
Winner: Hugo & Co
The most coveted category, Studio Partner of the Year, celebrates Studio Partners who continually go the extra mile to display outstanding dedication, loyalty and commitment. Described as “exceptionally kind and caring people”, we were thrilled to present this prestigious award to Jersey-based Studio Partner, Hugo & Co.
During the awards, we raised a staggering £2,200 for Macmillan Cancer Research. Thank you so much to all who supported, including our fantastic suppliers.