Strategic Partners

The BiKBBI has proudly formed a number of strategic relationships with organisations that operate
within and around the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom installation sector:

The Bathroom Manufacturers Association

The principle objective of The BMA is to provide an independent forum for bathroom manufacturers trading in the UK to properly discuss and debate matters of mutual interest. The BMA acts as an information highway between Industry Government and the consumer on all issues that affect the bathroom business in the UK. The BMA have been a close ally of the BiKBBI since our launch in 2006 and have most recently collaborated on the iAcademy.

Care after Combat

Care after Combat is a UK charity registered with the Charity Commission in England & Wales (1159342). Its Trustees include a number of high profile personalities, including comedian Jim Davidson OBE, Falklands veterans Simon Weston CBE and the legend they call ‘Goose’, classical
singer Katherine Jenkins OBE and Andrew Griffiths MP. The BiKBBI and Care after Combat joined forces in 2016, helping military veterans connect with the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom installation sector.

Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)

CTSI is the membership body for the trading standards profession and is responsible for training and leading the profession. The BiKBBI have teamed up with CTSI in the delivery of the BiKBBI’s iAcademy, the online CPD (Continual Professional Development) portal designed for KBB installation professionals. The low-cost TradeSimple modules show installers how to comply with consumer law in a jargon-free way and can be accessed on most devices.

The Furniture Makers Company

The Furniture MakerS’ Company is the British furnishing industry’s charity and is the BiKBBI’s official charitable partner. The Company endeavours to support and nurture the UK furnishing industry through core charitable activities which focus on excellence, education and welfare.

The Gas Safe Register

The Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are registered to work safely and legally on boilers, cookers, fires and all other gas appliances. By law all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register. Trust the Triangle. Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI as the gas registration body in 2009. The BiKBBI and Gas Safe Register have agreed a strategic partnership to promote gas safety in the home.

National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting and ELECSA

NICEIC is the UK’s leading voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry. It has been assessing the electrical competence of electricians for nearly sixty years and currently maintains a roll of over 26,000 registered contractors. The BiKBBI and NICEIC & ELECSA have agreed a strategic partnership to promote electrical safety in the home.

Prospects College of Advanced Technology

Prospects College of Advanced Technology (PROCAT) provides a unique partnership with the engineering and construction industries to train the next generation of skilled technicians. The BiKBBI and PROCAT are working together on the development of KBB installation apprenticeship for industry newcomers and CPD opportunities for time served professionals.

The Furniture Ombudsman

Established by the government (OFT) in 1992, TFO are an independent not-for- profit organisation which specialises in providing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services for consumers and businesses in the retail, furniture and home improvement sectors. The BiKBBI provide onsite technical inspection services to assist ADR, providing expert witnesses to support the resolution of KBB installation issues.

Which? Trusted Traders

Which? is best known for testing products – from washing machines and cars, to digital cameras and power tools. They proudly raise awareness of consumer rights and safety issues and offer impartial advice through their magazine and public campaigns. The BiKBBI and Which? Trusted Traders have formed a strategic relationship, joining forces to support consumer rights from a proactive perspective.

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