Acres Consultancy Limited

Acres Consultancy will add value in recruitment, training and digital media to your KBB or Merchant business. Utilise the diversity of our team skills, experience and knowledge that will offer you solutions and support your business growth. With a unique range of consultants, we will become your first choice provider for all services: Considered recruitment | Accredited sales training | Digital marketing | End to end web development | Experienced business consultancy Ideas are our business and we know that we can make a tangible difference. We help you stand out from the competition, improve sales conversions and increase profits.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Barbour ABI

A leading construction data specialist, supplying UK wide project information to companies within the construction industry. This data tracks and reports on 100% of all new build and other planned refurbishment projects, whilst also supplying key contact information. This data is then made available through the online database, Evolution, making it easy for you to track upcoming and current work opportunities in your area and target decision makers at the right time, whilst saving you time and resources.

In Compliance GmbH

In Compliance GmbH is an international consultancy specialising in the approval and certification of water fittings and components. A German based company with a satellite office here in the UK, In Compliance truly is an international company capable of supporting any compulsory or voluntary approval worldwide thanks to our dynamic and professional network of testing facilities and certifiers. Whether a product is at conception and prototype stage or simply requiring re-approval, In Compliance has the technical experts to help. Supporting approvals throughout the EMEA and America, In Compliance can help with the design, administrative and technical aspects of any approval, along with dynamic training workshops to understand why compliance is important. Compliance. Its what we do.

Installer Magazine

Installer2020 is the leading trade show for plumbing and heating engineers, welcoming over 150 suppliers with more than 5,000 visitors. Held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry from 12-14 May, Installer2020 is the perfect place for manufacturers to showcase their latest products to their core audience. This year, Installer2020 is getting bigger – with more exhibition space and more special feature areas attracting more new visitor groups. A key focus for 2020 will be the new ‘Bathroom Zone’ focussing on trends, innovations and technical updates in the bathroom industry. For more information about exhibiting, or registering for you free ticket, please visit www.installershow.com.

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.

KBB Review

The leading media company in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom sector. Its portfolio of magazines, websites and events cover the principle business and consumer titles in the marker with its brands of kbbreview and Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms. Kbbreview magazine was established over 25 years ago and its Kbbreview awards evening is widely considered as the biggest and best networking gala dinner in the industry.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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