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KBB Birmingham 2018: BiKBBI confirms its programme - T125

* KBB-Birmingham-2018_Mel.jpgBritish Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation has confirmed its programme for KBB Birmingham 2018 - a series of talks at its mini auditorium that is focused on a wide variety of installation related topics.

Sunday 4th March:

* 10:00 - Damian Walters, BiKBBI - The industry challenge: Damian explores The Farmer Report and how the UK face a very real skills shortage. Understanding the challenge is the key to installer engagement for the KBB industry.
* 11:00 - Nigel Prince, New Way International - Mobile solutions for installers: Nigel introduces mobile communication solutions for the modern-day installer.
* 12:00- John Bourke, Kitchen Connection (Australia) - Career opportunities down under: John's presentation will give you a profile of the Australian Kitchen market and explain the opportunities available for UK kitchen fitters and installation managers to build a successful career 'down under' for themselves and their family. The expertise gained in these careers in the UK is extremely valuable to the KWB Group, which has already been successful in recruiting and sponsoring many UK staff into its business.
* 14:00 - Yvonne Orgill, Bathroom Manufacturers Association - CE Marking, it's the law: You are probably used to looking for a CE mark on toys and electrical appliances. But did you know that bathroom equipment (shower enclosures, shower trays, glass and plastic shower screens, baths and ceramic ware like toilets, basins and bidets) must also carry the CE mark?
* 15:00 - Melissa McCafferty, Houzz (pictured) - How to stand out in the crowd and differentiate yourself online: To stand out from the crowd, it's vital to demonstrate what makes your brand unique. But how do you persuade a client to choose you over someone else? Attend this seminar for the latest data and business tips from Houzz, the platform for residential design.

Monday 5th March:

* 10:00 - Vicky Daniels, Aqualisa - The Smart Revolution: How Smart showering will be the future and how important installers are to the Smart category growth.
* 11:00 - Chris Hackett, Classi - The Quality Mindset: Prior to joining his family business, having spent almost 10 years in the mass production of automotive components as a quality engineer, Christopher gives an insight into how 'Quality' impacts every part of a business regardless of size or output, with several real-life examples.
* 12:00 - Stephen Syrett, Care In Bathing - The right fit - what goes on behind the bathroom door? A rewarding experience and the importance of getting it right first time - design, service, installation and aftercare.
* 13:00 - Debbie McArthur, Procat - The fitted Furniture Installer - Story So Far: BiKBBI has been working in partnership with Procat to develop delivery of the new Fitted Furniture Installer Apprenticeship Standard. This brief presentation will provide an overview of the work already done between the two organisations and how they are working to deliver this new and exciting standard to support skills and growth in this industry.
* 14:00 - John Bourke, Kitchen Connection (Australia) - Career opportunities down under:
* John's presentation will give you a profile of the Australian Kitchen market and explain the opportunities available for UK kitchen fitters and installation managers to build a successful career 'down under' for themselves and their family. The expertise gained in these careers in the UK is extremely valuable to the KWB Group, which has already been successful in recruiting and sponsoring many UK staff into its business.
* 15:00 - Andy McLean, Bathroom Manufacturers Association - CE Marking, it's the law:
* You are probably used to looking for a CE mark on toys and electrical appliances. But did you know that bathroom equipment (shower enclosures, shower trays, glass and plastic shower screens, baths and ceramic ware like toilets, basins and bidets) must also carry the CE mark.
* 16:00 - Aaron Glendinning, Hippowaste - The Challenges of Disposing of Waste from Kitchen and Bathroom Installations: To make that new dream kitchen or bathroom a reality, the old one first needs to be ripped out and disposed of. Join Arun Glendinning from HIPPO where he shares some of the new challenges and solutions in disposing of kitchen and bathroom waste.

Tuesday 6th March

* 10:00 - Paul Tingey, AKW - Designing Accessible Kitchens: This RIBA accredited presentation focuses on key design principles and considerations to design an accessible kitchen. In this CPD you will be guided step-by-step of how to put the individual client at the centre of the design process, giving an overview of what needs to be considered and emphasising that design must focus on use rather than space.
* 11:00 - Billy Quinn, Central Compliance UK - How to 'Shape' your business strategy to maximise success: Over the last two decades Billy Quinn has developed some of the most successful sales and domestic installation models in the UK. As a director at B&Q and Homebase, his strategies delivered best ever sales campaigns, record fitter advocacy and market leading customer satisfaction rates. During these challenging times, could your business benefit from applying or improving the principles of its collaborative strategy and shape?
* 12:00 - Judith Turner, The Furniture Ombudsman - A Trader's Obligations to Vulnerable Customers: Vulnerability can manifest in many ways and it is hard to define what makes one consumer more vulnerable than another and how their rights may vary. The first questions which requires attention is, therefore, can you identify your vulnerable customers? TFO assesses what makes someone vulnerable and how legal and best practice considerations may be heightened where customers are in vulnerable circumstances. It looks at the legal provisions and the rules of etiquette that you should be considering when providing services to vulnerable customers which practical tips and case studies.
* 13:00 - Benjamin Dyer, Powered Now - Paperwork sucks. 10 tips for ditching the admin and getting your life / business back: The team at Powered Now, the UKs leading app and software for the trade have a simple goal, eliminate the stress of admin and paperwork. Come and listen to CEO Benjamin Dyer as he gives 10 'no BS' examples of how you can ditch those late nights in-front of the computer and win more work, get your life back and be generally more organised.
* 14:00 - Billy Quinn, Central Compliance UK - How to 'Shape' your business strategy to maximise success: Over the last two decades Billy Quinn has developed some of the most successful sales and domestic installation models in the UK. As a director at B&Q and Homebase, his strategies delivered best ever sales campaigns, record fitter advocacy and marketing leading customer satisfaction rates. During these challenging times, could your business benefit from applying or improving the principles of its collaborative strategy and shape?
* 15:00 - Peter Jones, Foyne Jones - The future of recruitment: Today's recruitment landscape is evolving fast, particularly in the KBB market. How will you attract, recruit and develop the most talented installers and where are those much sought-after starts of the future?
* 16:00- Kim Culver & Siobhan Ellard, Which? - Join in. Stand out: Learn the reason the Which? trusted trader scheme exists, the benefits of the scheme and how you can be a part of it.

Wednesday 7th March:

* 10:00 - Chris Bates, BiKBBI Insurance Services - Providing Insurance Solutions: UIB; BiKBBI's chosen Insurance broker for members, provides a dual approach to insurance; a) cost effective online offering for smaller members, b) more tailored approach for larger and more diverse businesses. This helps both members and their customers have confidence appropriate insurance is in place to protect their respective legal interests.
* 11:00 - Paul Graham, Wilsonart - Zenith solid core worktops - The ease of installation:
* Key tips for the successful design and installation of Zenith, the ultra-thin solid core worktop.
* 13:00 - Paul Collins, NICEIC - Myth Busting - Common electrical questions answered:
* The presentation will cover a number of common questions NICEIC is asked on the Technical Helpline. The aim of the presentation is to provide answers and guidance in relation to electrical installation work as well as relevant electrical certification as well as a Q&A session to cover any other points.
* 14:00 - Phil Beckley, Festool - Dust Extraction... Time to talk about the benefits to the industry: Festool is a manufacturer of power tools for the professional market. A key part of the Festool range is the 'system' approach and this includes making extraction as simple as possible to use, and conforming to the current regulations. This talk will cover why, how, benefits, the cost savings and how to be regulation compliant.
* 15:00 - Lee Sturgess, Polar Creative - Why you need to be online! In this digital age, it is imperative that trade professionals market their services online. Gone are the days of the Yellow Pages and direct mail, today it's all about the website, and with over one billion websites now registered online, there is no reason for you to avoid having one.
* 16:00 - Damian Walters, BiKBBI

www.bikbbi.org.uk

23rd February 2018




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