Published: July 20, 2022 | Updated: July 21, 2022

Making a splash! Bathroom specialist named Installation Company of the Year at awards

Sara Farr, Marketing Manager, Ocean Bathrooms, receives the Installation Company of the Year award from comedian Ed Byrne, with Ian McDonnell, Sales Director of category sponsor SENSTEC. Picture: Will Ireland Photography.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

A Dorset bathroom specialist made a splash when it was named Installation Company of the Year at a national awards ceremony.

Bridport-based Ocean Bathrooms beat off competition from four other installation firms to win the title at the BKU (Bathroom and Kitchen Update) Awards.

Joe Mühl, Contracts and Projects MD, said the win was totally unexpected. adding: “I nearly fell off my seat when I heard!”

This year’s BKU Awards were held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel near London’s Hyde Park.

Comedian Ed Byrne, pictured, hosted the ceremony and also presented the awards.

Established in 1993 by Robert Mühl – Joe’s father – Ocean Bathrooms now has three showrooms in Bridport, Poole and London’s Mayfair.

The company mainly services the retail and hospitality sectors.

It is part of the Ocean Collection which includes Ocean Super Prime Mayfair, Ocean Spa and Wellness and Ocean Trade.

Projects from the team at Ocean Bathrooms in the last 12 months, which were taken into account for the award, included:

Joe, who launched Ocean Bathrooms’ Poole showroom in 2020, said: “It is great to receive the award for Installation Company of the Year.

“The team have done excellently and maintained a great customer service.

“They always work so hard and it’s such a boost for everyone.”

Sara Farr, Marketing Manager, who received the award from Ed Byrne, added: “We project manage every installation to the finest detail and work with a vast range of clients in a huge array of building types across the UK, from wet rooms to spas and right down to tiny cloakrooms in busy homes.

“I think this overall ‘best for the year’ award really speaks to the consistency and variety of projects that Ocean Bathrooms are involved with.

“I am so proud to have this accolade for us all to prove it.”

This year’s BKU Awards had 27 separate categories.

They were launched by Datateam Business Media, publisher of Bathroom & Kitchen Update, in 2015.

The winners are chosen by industry professionals taking part in an online vote.

The Installation Company of the Year award was sponsored by SENSTEC.