Congratulations to Leicestershire bathroom retailer and CounterAct user Pochin who have been named the UK's 2013 Bathroom Retailer of the Year and its Leicester flagship the Bathroom Showroom of the Year.
The double triumph at the KBB Review Awards is only the second time in the national awards' 19 year history that a bathroom retailer has scooped both top titles.
After being presented with the trophies at a London ceremony, Pochin managing director David Pochin said: "We are completely bowled over by these accolades."We've invested a huge amount of time, energy and money into our Leicester showroom on William Street and not only do we think it is the best in the business, now our peers have judged it to be the best in the nation."
"It is a wonderful showroom but it only triumphs because of the excellent, experienced people who work there and who make us not just a retailer but a source of inspiration and help for people who want an outstanding bathroom."
David Pochin, the sixth generation of his family to run the 151-year-old independent business, added: "I must also praise their colleagues in the whole Pochin business. Together we serve the installers who in turn make Pochin the number one choice both for the trade and retail customers."
The awards are organised by the magazine KBB (Kitchens, Bathrooms & Bedrooms) Review.
Pochin invested half a million pounds into the new showroom at William Street,Leicester, opening the doors at the end of 2011. "It was a time when the recession was biting," said David. "And what we have achieved is phenomenal, with higher sales, improved margins and premium brands."
Pochin's fellow finalists were retailers in Milton Keynes, Bath, Perth and Knutsford.