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WINNER Neff Master Partner Awards 2013


It’s an amazing hat-trick for Colin and his team at Development Direct‎. The win completed a hat trick of NEFF Master Partner Awards having already won this prestigious award in 2010 and 2012

The 5th annual NEFF Master Partner Awards were held at the exclusive Old Stock Exchange in Manchester yesterday,the 8th October to celebrate the best of UK’s largest kitchen dealer network.

It is with great pride that we can announce that Development Direct‎‎ have won this prestigious award yet again, completing a hat trick of NEFF Master Partner Awards. Colin overcame two other finalists to win the best designer award. This makes Development Direct‎ the most successful kitchen company in the award’s history.

Development Direct‎ first picked up the award for best kitchen designer at a ceremony held at the exclusive Claridge’s hotel in London in 2010. This was followed up with another great win again for best kitchen designer at the Hurlingham Club, Fulham in 2012.

Last night’s Design Director, Colin Wong was presented with the UK best designer award by Mike Jarrett and Michael Steinler, CEO of BSH Group. The award was unexpected but met with much appreciation and caps of a wonderful year of awards for the team at Development Direct‎.

Colin has already won 4 national design awards in the last 12 months and now awaits his nomination in November for the national designer awards in London where he has again been shortlisted. We will relish this moment and look forward to trying to make it into the final of NEFF Master Partner Awards 2014.

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Winner Scottish Home Awards 2013

by Dev Direct on July 6, 2013

Zinc Developments are genuinely delighted just to be recognised as a finalist for this award considering the competition we were up against but actually to go on to win Scotland’s best Showhouse is one of the true high points of our careers.

We deliberated so uncompromisingly in trying to create something that bit different without being too ‘out there’ and my team are all chuffed at how the final scheme works from all angles of originality and practicality.

The show home we created at Mavisbank Grange doesn’t rely purely on ‘overdressing’ to make it feel special, but instead, extremely simple yet effective design details were introduced to compliment the actual positive features of the spaces which include the natural light and vaulted ceilings in the hall, lounge and kitchen- all spaces that the owner will spend more quality time in socializing with friends and family.

We particularly like the way the curved kitchen island was designed to focus the cook towards the glazed wall with a picture-book view of the garden. The bespoke textured slate wall was introduced to the entrance hall and run continuously through into the bathroom which adds a touch of drama and unpredictability to the space.

Mavisbank Grange has been a great success and being a small bespoke company, we feel that our attention to design and detailing are felt throughout the showhome. We were extremely conscious to avoid to the feeling of mass repetitive building which we feel we have succeeded in and we are proud to of created this small oasis in the heart of Midlothian.

Thanks,
Colin Wong
Design Director

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Colin Wong Kitchen Designer Of the Year 2012

by Dev Direct on December 21, 2012

On the 15th November, I was privileged enough to attend the National Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards after being shortlisted as a finalist in the Kitchen Designer Of the Year category.

The ceremony was held at one of London’s most iconic landmarks- the Tower of London.

I was genuinely just happy to be recognised as a finalist and being up against two other well respected designers, it really came as a shock to win this esteemed award.

A special thank you must go to my team around me, especially my wife Jenny for putting up with me ! The late nights at the drawing board finally paid off !

Colin Wong
Design Director
Development Direct

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