As part of this year’s Kings Honours, HiB’s Chairman, Warren Ginsberg, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to home improvements. This prestigious recognition celebrates Warren’s outstanding contributions to the bathroom industry and his commitment to the development of home improvements over the decades.

Warren has been a pivotal figure in the bathroom industry for over five decades. As a salesperson, he started his career at Garfield Glass in London and advanced to become sales director, overseeing operations in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, and France. During his tenure, he significantly contributed to the company’s growth, securing major accounts such as B&Q and introducing innovative products like the Garfield Glass-Mirrorwall range. Warren also established relationships with leading DIY retailers across the UK, including Texas HomeCare, Marley Retail, and Homebase.

Following the sale of Garfield Glass in 1990, Warren founded his own company, launching HiB in 1991. What began as a small business run from his kitchen table with his wife Carole’s support has grown into a market leader known for its innovative products and outstanding customer service. HiB, operating from Inspire House in Tamworth with additional offices in London, received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation in 2020. Warren’s visionary leadership has driven the company’s success, which is marked by his commitment to quality and passion for creating functional, aesthetically pleasing bathroom products.

Throughout his working life, Warren has played a huge part in the development of bathroom interiors and is a renowned and respected figure in the sector. His efforts have not only positioned HiB as a forward-thinking company but have also set new standards in the industry. Among his many successes, Warren led the adaption of the heated pad as a tool for reducing condensation on mirror and cabinet surfaces. This innovation sparked an industry-wide change that has now spread to a manufacturing standard across bathroom mirrors around the globe and remains a key feature to this day. For more information about Warren’s role in the development of heated pad technology.

Over recent years, Warren has encouraged and supported a number of technological advances, including the introduction of colour temperature-changing illumination, USB and toothbrushing charging technology and wireless power solutions for illumination in bathroom cabinet mirrored doors. All of these innovations, along with Warren’s passion for forging new relationships with customers, developing the export market for HiB and eagerness to drive sales and grow the business, are among the reasons why he has been celebrated as one of this year’s worthy MBE recipients.

“I am deeply honoured to receive this MBE for dedication to home improvement,” said Warren Ginsberg. “It’s a culmination of a lifetime’s work and a wonderful acknowledgement of not only my efforts but those of the HiB team. We’ve always strived to push the boundaries of innovation and sustainability, and I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved. I’m excited for the future as we continue to lead the way in bringing innovative new products to the UK bathroom industry.

Warren’s son and HiB’s CEO Robert Ginsberg expressed his congratulations. He said: “My father’s contribution to the industry and our company has been nothing short of extraordinary. His leadership and vision over such a long time have driven HiB forward, and this MBE is a well-deserved recognition of his achievements. We are immensely proud of Warren and grateful for his continued commitment to excellence.”

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Warren is known for his charitable work and his enthusiasm for helping others. His commitment to giving back has inspired many within HiB and the broader industry.

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