The Brit List Awards 2023: meet the sponsors

As the industry prepares for The Brit List Awards 2023, Hotel Designs’ the premier event of the year, Editor Hamish Kilburn highlights this year’s partners and sponsors…

The Brit List Awards 2023 collage

Glitz, glamour and good vibes. Yes, The Brit List Awards 2023 is just around the corner, this year taking place on November 1 at Circa Embankment.

For six years (and counting), the awards campaign has identified not just individual winners, but also, each year, it has identified the leading 75 interior designers, architects and hoteliers who deserve to be recognised as true influencers of tomorrow’s hotel design scene. The event is a chance for the industry to come together in harmony to celebrate the best in British – and international – design, architecture and hospitality.

While the event has somewhat grown over the years, the campaign would not be anything without the support of its sponsors and partner. So, taking a minute to champion our top supporters, allow me to introduce you to our sponsors and partners.

Headline Partner: Crosswater 

pink painted bathroom walls contrast with white tiled bathroom enclosure with gold trim

Image credit: Crosswater

For five fabulous years, Bathroom Brands Group, under the identity of Crosswater, has been the headline act/partner. Recent news from the brand includes new finishes in the MPRO Collection, and new products (including its debut lighting collection) that will, quite literally, cover all corners of the hotel bathroom.

Showcase Partner: Schlüter Systems

East Quay pod 4 with colourful tiled design

Image credit: Schlüter Systems

Re-joining us as one of our Showcase Partners, Schlüter-Systems would paint the venue orange if it has its way. If you haven’t noticed already, Schlüter-Systems, with more than 10,000 products, is a market leader in essential accessories for tile and stone. Formed in 1966 by Werner Schlüter, a man who set out to provide practical solutions for bathroom tile installations.

To this day, the company remains a family-owned business with products born out of practical experiences. The headquarters resides in the town of Iserlohn, Germany, with a further eight subsidiaries aiding distribution across more than 20 countries.

Showcase Partner: Hamilton Litestat

images from Waterside Inn, Berkshire with Hamilton Litestat accessories and finishes

Image caption: Perception CFX | Image credit: Hamilton Litestat

For the fifth consecutive year, Hamilton Litestat, which produces quality wiring accessories and tech solutions, will join us at The Brit List Awards as Showcase Partner.

A British manufacturer, Hamilton Litestat has created an enviable portfolio of decorative switch plate and socket designs to please the hotel interiors fashion industry, as well as smart lighting control and multi-room audio systems designed to enhance the hotel guest experience.

Showcase Partner: Utopia Projects

Image caption: The bathrooms inside Stock Exchange Hotel in Manchester, designed by Space Invader (specified by Utopia Projects). | Image credit: Stock Exchange Hotel

Image caption: The bathrooms inside Stock Exchange Hotel in Manchester, designed by Space Invader (specified by Utopia Projects). | Image credit: Stock Exchange Hotel

So, what’s better than two Showcase Partners? Three Showcase Partners. That’s right, Utopia Projects have levelled-up this year to have a major presence at the awards ceremony.

When it is not launching insane competitions to win a free bathroom makeover, Utopia Projects supports the design, supply and aftercare of bathrooms and spas to hotels, public buildings and residential properties nationwide. The bathroom design experts at the brand understand the time constraints often faced on a project and searching the market place for the right products is not just time consuming, but costly. With their key industry contacts and wealth of knowledge, the team aims to make life easier for A+D professionals.

Award Partner: Atlas Concorde

An aerial image of Marvel Travertine from Atlas Concorde

Image credit: Atlas Concorde

Atlas Concorde, which has just unveiled its collaboration with HBA, Marvel Trevertine, following the opening of its Clerkenwell Showroom last year, returns to The Brit List Awards 2023 as Award Partner. The Italian brand, with a strong persona here in Britain, is a benchmark player in the entire ceramic tile industry and one of the most important and solid companies worldwide.

Award Partner: Hansgrohe

Hansgrohe Green Vision contemporary bathroom set in taupe room

Image credit: Hansgrohe

Forever looking to the future in bathroom and wellness design, Hansgrohe is joining The Brit List Awards 2023 as an Award Partner.

So far this year, the bathroom brand launched the Pulsify Planet Edition hand-shower, which represents a holistic wellness approach to product innovation as well as displaying a number of holistic and sustainable bathroom experiences at ISH 2023.

Award Partner: Faucets


Image credit: Faucets

Faucets, debuting this year at The Brit List Awards 2023 as an Award Partner, is a leading British independent stockist and distributor of quality bathroom brassware and sanitary products — it has been a one-stop shop for quality bathroom fittings since 1983.

Red Carpet Partner: Balsan

Green line in middle of grey carpet

Image credit: Balsan

That’s right, for the first time in the campaign’s history, we are pulling out all the stops, working with our Red Carpet Partner, carpet specialist Balsan, to create an unrivalled arrival experience.

For as long as the company has been around for, Balsan has continued to stand out with its creative products and its cutting-edge industrial facilities, while benefitting from the expertise built up by the team’s long years of experience.

Entertainment Partner: BECK

A light and airy designed room inside The Dorchester, which references Hyde Park

Image credit: Mark Read Photography

Last year was a dress rehearsal compared to what we have lined-up for you this year regarding performances. With UK contractors BECK by our side as our Entertainment Partner (how apt),  we have more than double the amount of acts who will be blowing the industry away this year at The Brit List Awards 2023.

Official Videographer: CUBE

For three years, CUBE has supported The Brit List Awards by capturing the magic on camera in a series of videos, which includes the winners’ interviews, the award ceremony highlights and a few cheeky teasers thrown in for good measure. The production company, which has worked with Hotel Designs on a number of projects this year, have recently launched its original documentary, A Broken Record, which framed a series of interiors designers discussing the future of conscious design and development.

Podcast Partner: DESIGN POD

Headphones on. DESIGN POD is a design and architecture podcast that aims to cut through the noise. The topics and personalities amplified on the podcast have been carefully chosen to give texture and context on key issues that are impacting architects and designers.

Event Partner: Duravit

bathroom with wooden furniture, plants, wood and woven mat with Duravit D-Neo

Image credit: Duravit

Duravit, which this year has poured out innovation and creativity in all of its product launches, as well as explaining how it will become a carbon-neutral business by 2045, returns this year as our Event Partner.

Tickets to attend The Brit List Awards 2023, on November 1 at Circa Embankment are now on sale. If you are an interior designer, architect, hotelier or developer, click here to purchase your tickets. For anyone else wishing to attend, click here to purchase your tickets. 

Main image credit: The Brit List Awards 2023