Kitchen & Bathroom News

Kitchens & Bathrooms News is an award-winning magazine for professionals who design and specify these hardworking, yet superbly stylish, spaces. Created in a design-led style that directly connects with the creativity of the industry, it effortlessly blends news with expert views, product trends and business advice. Put quite simply, it has been created to help retailers, architects, interior designers, property developers and merchants run their businesses and stay ahead in an ever-competitive marketplace.

KBB Daily

The online community for professionals in the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom industry. Published by Hubert Burda Media UK, the owner of Essential Kitchen & Bathroom Business, it is updated daily with news, blogs, features and all the latest job vacancies. Kbbdaily.com encourages its reader to help shape the site via comments, social media and their editorial contributions.

BiKBBI

The UK's first and only institute dedicated to the installation of kitchen, bedroom and bathroom product. As a non-profit-making organisation, their aim is define and launch specific installation standards for KBB installation, whilst supporting reputable installation businesses with their commercial aspirations. Providing UK consumers with an informed choice and driving down complaints is a priority for The Institute, and this is achieved via the innovative iSP initiative, in addition to independent accreditation for kbb installers.

Builders Merchants Federation

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is the only organisation that represents and protects the interests of builders merchants, plumbing, heating, roofing, decorative and timber merchants and their suppliers. Total membership stands at 640 merchant and supplier companies (February 2018) who together have combined sales of £28bn and employ over 123,000 people in the building materials industry. BMF’s 340 merchant members operate in over 5,000 branches across the UK

BRG Bulding Solutions

BRG Bulding Solutions is a specialised research consultancy serving the building technologies industries. BRG’s core expertise is in the areas of bathroom and HVAC where it is a leading data provider on a truly global level. It conducts an annual research programme covering no less than 50 countries worldwide and produces detailed country specific market reports, supported by a unique online market information database.

Essential Kitchen & Bathroom Business

Market leading national trade publication, which delivers up to date kitchen and bathroom news, views and industry comment every month, backed with inspirational editorial. 

The magazine is completely FREE to those people who work within the kitchen and bathroom industry.

Strategic Professionals

As qualified trainers Strategic Professionals understand that people gain skills in different ways. A college course isn’t for everyone. Sometimes people need to discuss things in the contextof their own work in order to gain a greater understanding.

 Sharon Southcott BA (Hons), MSc, Cert Ed, ISMM Dip, CMI Dip, is a qualified marketer and management trainer. A former Product Manager and National Account Manager in the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom (kbb) sector she went on to become a Marketing and Management Lecturer and Assessor before combining her skills and returning to the sector as a Trainer and Mentor working with many blue chip companies.Sharon has worked with names such as Aqualux , B&Q, Bernsteins Kitchens, Imperial Bathrooms, Jacuzzi UK, Lecico plc, Utopia and Neoperl to name but a few. Sharon understands the specific needs of the kbb sector and as such is able to deliver tailored practical solutions.

GM Distribution

Grafton Merchanting Distribution (GM Distribution) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Grafton Group Plc. Our Sole Mission is to provide logistics and administration services to Grafton Group businesses on a not-for-profit basis. GM Distribution are tasked with sourcing good quality products mainly for Grafton Group brands Plumbase and Buildbase, we are currently their 8th largest supplier and 2nd when based on through margin and in 2016 we helped these brands generate £7.9M in through margin. We also supply 13 other Grafton business units across UK and Ireland and these include Selco, NDI and MacNaughton Blair. Our products are private labelled products, predominantly in Suregraft branding. Suregraft was developed to identify high margin alternatives to Branded products to Branches and this enables the Grafton Group to have a group-wide private label brand that covers all product categories. The Products sourced are to be the same or better specification than branded equivalent, the Quality is not compromised for a cheaper price, suppliers chosen following quality and ethical audits and all our products are covered by the relevant certification

NSF Wales Limited

Our NSF International laboratory in Wales (UK) offers testing and approval services to the water pipe and fittings industries and the manufacturers of materials in contact with potable water, and contributes to the development of British and European standards as well as developing bespoke standards for unique water products.

UBM

KBB Birmingham is organised by UBM Built Environment, the UK's leading B2B information provider serving both the construction and commercial property communities. UBM Built Environment has revenues of £30+ and a proven track record of delivering high-quality products and services for customers, led by award winning commercial leaders and editors.

2020 Spaces

The market leader in integrated kitchen and bathroom design software for the home improvement sector both in the UK and worldwide. Renowned for its superior graphics and unrivaled presentation quality, 20-20 Technologies deliver innovative planning solutions, a wide range of quotation and pricing tools to allow seamless integration into existing business systems and ordering processes of independent retailers and major corporate businesses.

RAH Consultancy

Specialists in advising clients on the requirements of Water Regulations Compliance. We work closely with our clients so as to ensure that all the information required for a water regulations Approval is correct and the paper work is complete. We can advise on any changes to the design of a product that will be necessary for a quick and efficient advance to achieving Certification. The Consultancy has the knowledge required to achieve other national approvals as well as those for the UK. We are also expert in the requirements for Thermostatic Mixing Valves for those seeking approval of these items. We offer a service in undertaking work to ensure compliance with the Construction Products Regulation 2013.

KIWA

An international quality authority, permanently occupied with improving processes, products, employees and organisations. our core business relates to certification. This is supported by testing, inspections and consultancy. They are active in many countries thorough Europe and China. In the UK, their expertise is in testing and approval of water related products for Water and Building Regulations.

Futurebuild

Futurebuild brings together opinion-shapers, decision-makers and product innovators under a common purpose to explore the latest technologies and approaches, and debate the biggest issues facing the built environment – now and in the future. The six Futurebuild Hubs will provide dedicated platforms that unite sector specific experts and innovators with leading brands and organisations, the Hubs are the place to showcase innovation and launch and promote products with highly engaged audiences. New to Futurebuild 2019, is the Interiors Hub, the leading destination for manufacturers across all areas of commercial and domestic interiors – including healthy buildings, kitchens, bathrooms, washrooms, surfaces, flooring, lighting, appliances and technology – to meet the UK’s largest audience of contract specifiers. The Interiors Hub will provide manufacturers with the opportunity to meet active buyers and high-level decision makers involved in housebuilding, commercial fitout, student accommodation, social housing and the public sector. It will be a space to showcase innovative products that can add value to large-scale projects and collaboratively explore the impact of design on end users. Futurebuild 2019 will be shaped by you. Everyone involved in the event, from the largest headline partner, to the smallest start-up exhibitor, will play a critical role in supporting the industry to collectively create a more positive, sustainable and future-proofed built environment.

Virtual Worlds

First launched in 1998 Virtual Worlds was renamed in 2001 as the company upgraded it into many new sectors. Due to our market leading Interactive 3D capability our packages now provide solutions to a wide range of markets, including amongst others kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, offices, playgrounds and stores. Android, iPad and Web planning and design solutions have been released that integrate with and enhance trading web sites. These include sales solutions and online presence for Manufacturers, Distributors and Retailers. Virtual Worlds is a division of Logicom Computer Services (UK) Ltd, which, using the latest technology has catered for the needs of industry and retail worldwide for over 30 years.

NMBS

The National Merchant Buying Society Ltd (NMBS) is a centralised buying society for Independent Builders, Timber, Hardware, Plumbing and Heating Merchants. It has over 1000 members with over 3000 branches with over £1.4 billion buying power.

HIP Magazine

HIP Magazine is the only magazine for plumbing & heating students and apprentices, reaching 200 colleges around the UK. Developed by lecturers and key industry leaders, the publication is both industry and syllabus-led, creating an essential course companion and study aid for Levels 2 & 3.

Courtprice Limited

Established in 1984, this Corporate Business Insurance Broker and Independent Financial Adviser specialises in Plumbing and Heating Engineers, Manufacturers and Distributors. Based just off the M42 in South Birmingham, they are able to service their Industrial/Commercial client base up and down the Country. They provide Pension and Investment advice and advise on specialist covers for the Construction Industry, BIMsure range of products including Professional Indemnity covers including BIM Liability, Collateral Warranty and Contractors All Risks.