Brianne Hughes Selected as 2017 30 Under 30 Award Recipient by The National Kitchen & Bath Association

Posted on: Monday, October 31 2016

London, Oct 23 2016 — Brianne Hughes has been selected as one of the 30 Under 30 recipients by The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) for the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show 2017 (KBIS®), to be held January 10-12 in Orlando.

“We have watched Brianne grow and flourish since the inception of her kitchen design career, “ says Chris Willemse, President of Casey’s Creative Kitchens.  “We are extremely proud to see the talent we saw in her 6 years ago be recognized at the highest industry level.  We couldn’t think of a more deserving candidate to win the Top 30 Under 30 honour.”

The goal of the NKBA 30 Under 30 Program is to acknowledge outstanding young professionals, while helping these individuals to immerse and apply themselves to new opportunities for growth and development in support of the industry.

Brianne Hughes has been working in the interior design field for almost ten years, but her passion for design has been cultivated since childhood.  It was her close relationship with her grandmother, who constantly encouraged Brianne to express herself through music, art and eventually design, which established the foundation of her design career.

Brianne attended Fanshawe College in London, ON and graduated from the Interior Decorating Program in 2008 with the Kingsmill’s Award for overall academic achievement.  Upon graduating, she immediately landed a job in her chosen field, working for a local designer and collaborating on both residential and commercial projects.  In 2010 Brianne began working for Casey’s Creative Kitchens in London, ON where she fell in love with the world of kitchen and bath design. 

In her years as a Junior Designer at Casey’s, Brianne was recognized when two projects she assisted with were awarded by the local home builders association.  In her first year as Senior Kitchen Designer, she achieved id="mce_marker",000,000 in sales, was recently awarded the North American Elite Design Award, and was a finalist for Best New Kitchen for the local ACE Awards in London.

Brianne takes great pride in the relationships she establishes with all of her clients, and her ability to develop and enhance a client’s vision through her designs is what she attributes to her success to date.

“Receiving the Top Thirty Under 30 is a great honour,” says Hughes.  “It is a privilege to be recognized among these industry leaders.  I look forward to sharing my passion for kitchen design and learning and growing from my peers across North America.”

On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, the group of 30 young professionals will present their findings on the Orlando show floor in a presentation for KBIS 2017 show attendees. They will share the results of their explorations and answer questions from the audience.

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®). With nearly 60,000 members, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. For more information, visit the NKBA Press Room or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

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