We are delighted to announce that Rencraft are proud winners at this year’s Designer Awards!

Rencraft Director and Designer, Robert Waite, had been shortlisted in three categories at this year’s prestigious event – Best Kitchen Design (under 30k), Best Kitchen Design (over 30k) and Best of British Design and Manufacturing.

The ceremony itself was held virtually for the first time in the awards history, but despite the lockdown restrictions preventing the usual showstopper of an event from taking place, the organisers still felt it was important to celebrate…

Designer Editor, Martin Allen-Smith commented “Despite the huge challenges facing everyone in all corners of our industry this year, we received some truly fantastic entries to the Designer Awards and our judging panel of experts has assessed the very best of them. It’s only right that we recognise their efforts and incredible talent by announcing the winners and bringing some much needed positivity towards the end of what has been such a tough year.”

This sentiment was echoed by Awards Director, Clara Deeks, who said  “We are naturally disappointed not to be able to hold the Awards in the usual way, but of course the wellbeing of all our attendees and colleagues has to come first. These are unusual times so it calls for an unusual approach to the event this year, and although we will miss the usual networking opportunity that the awards so brilliantly provides, we look forward to announcing the recipients of this year’s iconic Corian-made Designer Award trophies.”

To help get everyone in to the party spirit, virtual party packs were sent to all of the finalists ahead of the November event, along with a lovely bottle of fizz – nice touch, Designer!

So, with glasses fully charged, Robert and our Managing Director, John (himself a finalist at the 2018 Designer Awards) donned their best suits and joined the online proceedings, and they were absolutely thrilled when Robert was announced as the winner in the British Design & Manufacturing category.

Speaking shortly afterwards, John said “Anyone who works with Robert will know how thoroughly well-deserved this award is. He is a fantastic designer with a great eye for detail and he always puts his clients first. I’m really pleased that he has won this award, and I’m also really proud of Rencraft as a whole. Winning this year, of all years, really does mean something very special. It is a testament to the hard work of every single member of our team; to the relationships we build with our clients, the innovation we bring to our designs and the quality of the furniture we produce. It’s a brilliant achievement and I really am very proud of everyone involved. Cheers!”