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15th March 2019
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BiKBBI launches Insurance Services
The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) has this week launched an exciting new insurance service which provides a wide range of robust commercial insurance products to the KBB industry.
BiKBBI chief executive Damian Walters, announced the launch of the new insurance service, in conjunction with United Insurance Brokers (UIB), a leading international insurance broker, in what he called "another milestone moment" for the organisation.
BiKBBI Insurance Services, which is accessible via its website [www.bikbbi.org.uk], offers a broad, but specialist, portfolio of insurance products discounted to its members, but also available to the wider KBB industry including non-members.
The comprehensive range of insurance products, specifically developed for the KBB industry, comprises public & employers' liability cover, professional indemnity and directors' insurance, as well as vehicle, fleet, tool, phone and breakdown cover. Additionally, the new insurance services provide private medical cover, accident and sickness protection as well as life, personal home and vehicle policies.
Speaking to delegates at BiKBBI's stakeholder event in London on Wednesday, Damian said: "Insurance is an important ingredient for any business operating in the sector and as an organisation, we have been disappointed by some of the policies presented to us.
"Clearly some of these policies were driven by low price, but were lacking in the critical area of protection for both the tradesperson and their customers.
"Our policies will offer the right level of protection at competitive prices and once again, we provide this on a not-for-profit basis, passing on any cost savings directly to our members."
Also attending the event, UIB corporate & commercial executive director, Stephen Palles-Clark said: "We are delighted to be working with the BiKBBI to deliver various insurance products that will suit a range of different business needs. We are keen to deliver streamlined, cost-effective solutions for smaller enterprises through this particular range of offerings as well as provide a personalised service where required.
"In the end, it is about trying to deliver the required insurances to meet the needs of all the members of BiKBBI."
2nd February 2018