Rosie Proto from Pier1 Bathrooms is a finalist in the UK awards

Rosie Proto from Pier1 Bathrooms has been shortlisted for the biggest awards event in the UK kitchen and bathroom industry – the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2023.

As one of just four finalists in the Rising Star of the Year category, Rosie Proto has been selected by an expert panel of leading industry professionals as one of the best upcoming faces in the sector.

The category is sponsored by leading supplier Blum and the category highlights those under-30s who are making a real impact in their independent retail business.

The kbbreview Retail & Design Awards winners will be announced at a huge black-tie event on April 20 in Cardiff where around 700 of the sectors’ biggest brands, leaders and influencers will gather to celebrate the best of the best.

Celebrating its 29th year in 2023, the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards is by far the longest-running awards event in the industry and is organised by kbbreview publisher Taylist Media.

Managing editor Andrew Davies said: “Huge congratulations to Rosie Proto for being a finalist at the 2023 awards. I was blown away by the quality and quantity of all the entries this year so it’s a massive achievement and very well deserved.

“The quality of new talent in the UK kitchen and bathroom sector is incredibly high, particularly for independent retailers, so to be shortlisted in our awards is a real sign of excellence.”

Rosie Proto: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be a finalist in such a prestigious award. The kbbreview Retail & Design Awards really are the ones everyone in the industry wants to win so to get this far is incredible. We love what we do here at Pier1 Bathrooms and we work so hard to give our clients and customers the best possible service. This must mean we’re doing something right. We can’t wait for the ceremony in Cardiff.”

Taylist Media published two leading brands in this market – business magazine kbbreview and the consumer title Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms.