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iKBBI member steps up to help DIY SOS iKBBI member Brendan Turner, of Topfit Interiors Limited, appeared on the BBC1 prime time show DIY SOS with Nick Knowles and the team last week. The team were in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, with DIY SOS going for Paralympic gold to help build a home fit for a champion. Seventeen-year-old Scott Jones is a young disabled athlete who is already a world champion and who is eager to be self sufficient at home. But the house's previous design was proving challenging. The DIY SOS team's ambitious b...
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iKBBI support Gas Safety Week 2016 Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register with support from across industry including retailers, manufacturers, consumer bodies and the public. iKBBI CEO Damian Walters recently recorded a video explaining what the organisation is doing to support this important safety initiative: CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO. Twenty three million households in United Kingdom, Isle ...
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iKBBI launch industry first - The iAcademy The iKBBI proudly launched their online Continual Professional Development (CPD) website this week, urging tradesmen to sharpen up their customer service skills and learn more about their contractual obligations. Working with The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI), the new iAcademy has several TradeSimple e-learning modules aimed at improving legal compliance. Speaking at the recent iKBBI Parliamentary Reception, CTSI Training & Development Executive Mandy Garnham, said installers...
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iKBBI CEO issues stark industry warning At its tenth anniversary reception, held at The Houses of Parliament last week, iKBBI CEO Damian Walters expressed his concern over a UK skills gap within the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom installation sector and said he feared an inevitable crisis as installer numbers are already failing to meet growing retail sales demands. The reception event, attended by a number of high profile representatives, including consumer organisations Trading Standards, Which? and The Furniture Ombudsman, CEO Walt...
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iKBBI Installer Magazine: Summer 2016 It's here! iKBBI Installer Magazine, Summer 2016 edition is OUT now! This month's edition is bumper filled: - MAIN FEATURE: CEO issues industry crisis warning
- iKBBI announce Veterans initiative with Care after Combat
- Fly tipping: Installer receives jail sentence 
- SPECIAL FEATURE: The BMA Conference
- COMPETITION: Win a Vogue (UK) Towel Warmer
- Apprenticeship update
- PRESS RELEASE: iAcademy is launched
- SPECIAL FEATURE: Company Profile- Franke
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