Opinion

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]

Find the right need and the sales will follow

The MD of Searle and Taylor, Darren Taylor, in Winchester offers some advice for KBB retailers looking to maximise sales and identify new opportunities to grow their business in a post-covid world. [15-11-2021]

Tom Reynolds BMA CEO

Water efficiency in two simple steps

Tom Reynolds, CEO of the BMA, reveals how it is engaging with Defra to shape the mandatory water labelling and water efficiency policies [8-11-2021]

COP26

No COP-ping out now: The climate pressure is on

As the COP26 climate summit draws to a close, our climate change champion Richard Hagan, managing director of Crystal Doors shows you where to find resources that will help you take more sustainable steps. [1-11-2021]

Could China’s property crisis directly impact your supply chain?

One of China’s biggest property developers is heading for collapse with debt figures that would make even the most experienced head spin. Believe it or not, this could significantly affect the already beleaguered supply chain that delivers your products here in the UK. An industry insider explains all… [28-10-2021]

Future kitchen

The kitchen tech of tomorrow, today

Nick Orme, the co-founder of new cooking brand Njori, talks about the rise of ‘smart’ tech in kitchen design and how it can help to make consumers’ lives easier. [18-10-2021]

Lessons in leadership

Lessons in leadership

Taking up last month’s recruitment theme, Wayne Dance, the MD of InHouse, highlights the importance of team development and creating a positive working environment to ensure you attract the best candidates and don’t lose the good ones. [11-10-2021]

Food demo

Launching back into normality

The KBSA corporate chair cheers the return to ‘normality’ as we can once again attend events in person. He finds a host of interesting new products with smart functionality at some recent appliance launches and trade shows. [4-10-2021]

The road to recovery

The Ripples MD looks at what the KBB industry needs to do to help retailers strengthen their showrooms in light of the launch of the Government’s Build Back Better High Streets paper, aimed at reviving Britain’s ailing high streets [29-9-2021]

Keeping up the community spirit

Looeeze Grossman, founder and director of The Used Kitchen Company, on why operating with the kind of community spirit developed through the pandemic, could be more important than ever. [20-9-2021]