Ripples Southport Bathroom Designer Annie Simpson with the KBBFocus Bathroom Retailer of the Year Award

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Ripples Southport has been inundated with inquiries from customers since it won a prestigious national award.

Ripples, which has a showroom on Eastbank Street in Southport town centre, was named Bathroom Retailer of the Year at the KBBFocus awards.

The KBBFocus awards celebrate the very best in the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen industries and are one of the most prestigious awards within the sector.

This year’s awards ceremony was held at The Brewery in London and was attended by the leading players within the industry.

Ripples Southport Showroom Director, Daniel Doherty, said:

“We were delighted to win such a prestigious national award, especially with it being awarded during our first year of trading.

“It was a huge honour to be recognised for what we do by leading figures in the UK bathroom industry.

“Bathroom industry experts have had a close look at Ripples Southport, judged us and decided we are the best in the country.

“It is a major achievement for us. To be the new face in town, we didn’t think we stood a chance, we were just really pleased to have been honoured as a finalist.

“We were competing against bathroom businesses of all sizes from around the country, some of whom are very well established and have been around for years.

“We were gutted that we couldn’t be at the awards event itself, but were overjoyed when we heard the news.”

The reaction to Ripples Southport winning the Bathroom Retailer of the Year accolade has been overwhelming.

Daniel Doherty said: “Winning the award has had a very positive impact on our business.

“It has generated lots of interest both within the industry, and also with customers both here in the North West, and elsewhere.

Ripples bathroom showroom on Eastbank Street in Southport.

Ripples bathroom showroom on Eastbank Street in Southport.

“We are very busy! We have been carrying out work here in Southport; in Liverpool; in Manchester; in the Lake District; in Yorkshire, in lots of different places.

“Our word of mouth reputation is spreading too. People love the top quality level of service that we provide and the huge range of choice, from the initial conversation through to installation.

“Since the award was announced and more work has been coming in, we have been working with more installation teams to complete the orders that people are booking with us.

“It is fantastic to have Annie Simpson on board with us as our Bathroom Designer, using the latest VR technology to offer a unique walk-through service to customers.

“We may have won our Bathroom Retailer of the Year Award, but that doesn’t mean we have stopped; it has just inspired us to keep innovating and improving what we offer.

“We work with customers on a wide range of projects and budgets, from a £2,000 cloakroom to a £30,000 to £40,000 top of the range bathroom.

Ripples bathroom showroom on Eastbank Street in Southport.

Ripples bathroom showroom on Eastbank Street in Southport.

“We are here on Eastbank Street in Southport town centre for anyone who wants to call in and have a chat with us about what we can offer to suit their needs.”

Ripples Southport opened with a brand new showroom in July 2022 under local couple Daniel and Jenna Doherty.

It was the first ever Ripples showroom in the north of England.

Ripples Southport features a vast array of quality products from some of the top bathroom brands in Europe.

The showroom, which features over 18 room set displays, showcases the very best in bathroom furniture, accessories and design solutions, with an in-house designer, Annie Simpson, on-hand to create tailored bathroom spaces for visiting clients.

Ripples works with esteemed bathroom suppliers across Europe. Its product range includes baths, showers and enclosures, WCs, basins and brassware in almost every style, colour and design imaginable.

It also offers unique collections and materials that provide something a little bit different including copper baths, special finish brassware and bespoke solid wood furniture.


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