Episode 6 – BiKBBI (revisited), Joel LaRosa and Robert Lee

This is episode six of this special series looking at how kitchen and bathroom retailers – and the companies that supply them – are dealing with the coronavirus.

In this episode we’ve got Damian Walters from the BiKBBI back on – he was here a couple of episodes ago but yesterday the government announced a package of support for the self-employed and Damian is back to talk us through what that means for fitters and installers.

Then we’ll be hearing from Joel LaRosa of Joel LaRosa Designs up in Leicester. He’s been working from home as a kitchen and bathroom designer for many years and he’s got some good tips on how to run a design business without a showroom.

And yesterday we heard from Chris Honer at Swift Electrical – they’re predominantly an appliance distributor – so today we’re sticking with distribution but this time for bathrooms and talking to Matt Earle who’s the MD for Robert Lee.

You can find host Andrew Davies on LinkedIn or email him at [email protected].

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You can find Damian Walters on LinkedIn and find out about the latest from the BiKBBI at Sheraton Interiors at https://www.bikbbi.org.uk/

You can find Joel on LinkedIn and find out more about his eponymous business at https://joellarosadesign.co.uk/

And you can also find Matt on LinkedIn and find out more about Robert Lee Distribution at https://www.rlee.co.uk/

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