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.

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.

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.

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.

Compusoft

Compusoft is a services and Software Company with over 25,000 licences installed in Europe and Australasia. We care about delivering measurable value for our customers which in day to day operations means: very user friendly sales tools that are built on 100% Windows based platforms, accurate up to date data as well as easy to use cost reducing business management tools. We are the absolute number one market leader in Europe with 21 wholly-owned subsidiaries across 16 countries employing 350 staff which means also that we are the perfect partner for many UK KBB companies that want to expand their business on Europe mainland. We have made it our trademark to not only have cutting edge technology in our software solutions, but also to apply the highest possible standards in after sales service. The fact that more than 50% of our staff have chosen to be shareholders for sure helps maintain the high level of motivation needed to achieve those high standards. This also explains why in 25 years Compusoft has grown from a start-up into a 50 MIO EUR powerhouse in our KBB niche market. The fact that more than 80% of our users are former customers of rival companies tells the whole story.

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.