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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fitback Physiotherapy Ltd

FitBack are a leading provider of Specialist Occupational Health Physiotherapy and Health & Wellbeing Initiatives to businesses across the UK. Established in 2007, we have years of experience working with many different industries from SME`s to FTSE 100 companies.

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

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.

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.