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Product group manager at Häfele UK, Jo Cole, explains why there’s never been a greater need for kitchen designers, retailers, and installers to consider accessible and inclusive design. [10-1-2022]

Now is the time to adapt

Despite challenges like supply chain disruptions, price rises and competition for other big ticket items, the MD of InHouse Wayne Dance explains why retailers will still prosper, if they continue to adapt... [3-1-2022]

So, who’s ready for another year?

As 2021 – and his stint as a regular monthly contributor – draws to a close Paul Crow, MD of Ripples, ponders the trials and tribulations that have shaped the industry over the past two years and offers some words of wisdom on navigating the year ahead. [27-12-2021]

Talking shop with Tom Dixon

To coincide with the launch of Liquid, his first ever bathroom range in partnership with VitrA, drawing on his own experience as a studio owner, designer Tom Dixon offers his thoughts on retailing in a post-Covid world. [20-12-2021]

InSinkErator: Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do

InSinkErator is committed to protecting the environment, and recently became one of the sustainability partners for the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2022. GM-managing director EMEA, Ashley Munden explains the partnership and provides an insight into its eco product portfolio. [14-12-2021]

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Skills bill: use it or lose it

Damian Walters, the CEO of the BiKBBI, explains why the industry must support vocational learning and its new apprenticeship scheme to avoid losing Government funding. [13-12-2021]

The biggest challenges facing showrooms today

Malcolm Scott, the KBSA corporate chair, considers some of the biggest challenges facing showrooms today - from both product and skills shortages to sustainability - and what solutions might work best to deal with these issues. [6-12-2021]

Kitchen installer

How do we solve the installer crisis?

Paul Crow, MD of Ripples Bathrooms, on how the continuing high demand for home improvements is putting pressure on installers and how there is a critical shortage of new ones. Plus, tips on how installers and designers can best work together. [29-11-2021]

Embrace the change

The founder of The Used Kitchen Company, Looeeze Grossman, shares her thoughts on how consumers’ needs have changed and how retailers can use those changes to generate sales. [22-11-2021]