A north-east kitchen, bedroom and bathroom retailer has scooped two national awards.
Inverurie firm Laings won the UK’s Bathroom Retailer and Showroom of the Year at the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2020.
The family business, which has been based in the north-east since 1862, win the titles at the black-tie awards ceremony in Birmingham.
It is only the third company in the awards 26 year history to win in both of these categories in the same year.
Held during the UK’s largest kitchen, bathroom and bedroom exhibition and conference, the awards celebrate the best independent British and Irish retailers in the sector.
They were presented by comedian Tom Allen who entertained 900 industry professionals.
Darren Walker, director of Laings, said: “We are thrilled to have been recognised by the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards scheme for our commitment to consistently improving our showroom, our product range and the design, installation and project management service we offer our customers.
“Last year was an important year for the business. We marked 25 years at our current premises in Inverurie and carried out extensive renovations to the showroom internally and externally. To be recognised as the best in the UK during this exciting time for the company is an honour.
“Despite a challenging market over the last few years, we are delighted that we have continued to raise standards and maintain our position as one of the country’s leading retailers. We will be so proud to bring these awards back to the north-east, where we have been part of the community for nearly 160 years.”