Kitchen recycling specialist The Used Kitchen Company (TUKC) has joined forces with the KBSA to help support high-street and independent retailers during the second national lockdown.
TUKC has pledged to make a donation to the Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association (KBSA) for every ex-display kitchen it sells for as long as the second lockdown lasts.
TUKC said that the move reflects its concern for independent kitchen businesses that have been affected during 2020, which is why it has decided to support the KBSA – the trade association that promotes, protects and supports KBB specialists.
Commenting on the move, TUKC chief executive Looeeze Grossman (pictured) said: “Kitchen showrooms already partner with The Used Kitchen Company to derive the feel-good factor associated with making better use of the planet’s resources and to boost their green credentials and showcase these to their customers.
“During lockdown, they can go further than this and also derive the satisfaction of knowing they are assisting their fellow kitchen retailers through our new initiative. So many people can win if we really embrace the essence of #inthistogether.”
KBSA national chair Richard Hibbert said: “This is a welcome initiative from TUKC. We appreciate their support for the industry and are delighted that they have joined other companies in the sector, giving something back that will benefit independent retailers.
“We will allocate the money raised to a specific project, once the campaign is completed.”
TUKC also said that it has had one of its best years to date thanks to homeowners upgrading their homes and the business felt confident it could raise “an impressive sum” through this latest initiative.
Grossman reminded kitchen retailers that they should get in touch if they have ex-display kitchens they want to move on.