The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) today announced its latest strategic partnership with Age UK Trading CIC (Community Interest Company). Age UK Trading CIC is a trading subsidiary of Age UK, the UK’s largest charity working with older people.
The partnership will see BiKBBI assisting Age UK Trading CIC and their mission to support the country’s older population to make the most out of later life, specifically within the bathroom environment.
BiKBBI will support Age UK Trading CIC, and their product partner Handicare (who work with Age UK Trading CIC to provide “Age UK Easy Bathing”). The strategic partnership will see BiKBBI support AgeUK & Handicare to develop their bathroom proposition, playing a key role in the independent accreditation of those installation businesses that serve the consumer. This will include a number of facets, to include the support of due-diligence, training and development, vetting and onsite auditing.
BiKBBI CEO Damian Walters (pictured) commented on the announcement by saying: “It is clear that our joint goal should be the provision of product, services and an open and informative sales process that will help the older population to live full and happy lives within their own homes for as long as humanly possible. But clearly, as we age, we must plan for the future and ensure that our living spaces are designed and installed with mobility, accessibility and future proofing in mind.”
Damian added: “I’m personally looking forward to working with our latest strategic partner at Age UK Trading CIC. This is a great organisation that is very relevant to not only our sector, but also to us all as individuals. The industry has a lot to offer, with great innovation, products and passion, so if we can help connect it with those who would benefit from it, then we’re more than happy to facilitate.”
Speaking on behalf of Age UK Trading CIC, David Hales, Head of Affinity and Product Development, said: “BiKBBI provide an invaluable service to the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom industry, and are at the forefront of the drive to improve standards across the sector; a desire that we also share. BiKKBI can provide support and guidance in a wide variety of areas, from training and development to performance management, all with the aim of ensuring customers receive the very best service. We’re sure that this relationship can only benefit Age UK Easy Bathing customers, and underlines Age UK Trading CIC’s desire to provide a market leading service for people in later life”.”