20/10/2009

Cooking Up Kitchen Success At Glenvale

Glenvale Kitchens - who are based in the small border town of Keady - have won the National KBB Industry Awards.

It was a design created by Darren Morgan, one of the Glenvale team, that secured Glenvale Kitchens the National Recognition that they have long deserved and won Darren the prestigious title of 'Designer of the Year 2009', which is sponsored by Hotpoint.

The KBB awards are considered to be the Industry Oscars for anyone working within the kitchens and bathrooms sector.

The competition is open to interior designers, architects and independent kitchen and bathroom retailers from all across the UK and the whole of Ireland and attracts the biggest names in the kitchen and bathroom industry.

All of the design category finalists travelled to the Royal Institute of British Architects in London so that they could present their design in person to a distinguished judging panel of industry experts.

The judges commented on Darren's winning design: "This kitchen represents such great value for money. It's very functional and Darren has come up with some really good solutions to a challenging space. It's a technically excellent job and is very client specific. Given the space and the budget he's maximized everything fantastically."

All the finalists attended the black tie award ceremony on 11th May at the ExCeL in London and the winners were announced with the traditional opening of an envelope. Commenting on the win Darren said: "Every once in a while something special happens and winning the kbbreview awards is one of those times.

"Winning this award is the highlight of my career to date and it is also a real embellishment for the entire Glenvale team. I may have created the initial concept and design but it was the entire team that made the design a reality for the client."

Although established 15 years ago as Glenvale Design, the company refocused itself three years ago and was re-launched as Glenvale Kitchens, since then they haven't looked back and are now one of the leading kitchen design companies in Ireland.

Aidan and Maureen McCooey, Proprietors of Glenvale Kitchens, said: "We are all so proud of what we have achieved.

"I have believed for a long time that Glenvale Kitchens has one of the best design teams in the industry and we have finally been recognized.

"This is the first time that we have ever put ourselves forward for something like this and it's great to come out on top."

Visit the Glenvale Website: www.glenvalegroup.com

(BMcC/KMcA)

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