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28th January 2020
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New decade starts with four new members and new KBB 2020 partner for KBSA
The Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association has moved into the new decade with a bang; boasting four new members signed up at the end of December and a new partner for KBB 2020 – Mereway.
The two new retail members are Ascot Bespoke Kitchens from Derby and Cloisters Design from Hemel Hempstead. The two new Corporate members are Flo Marketing - based in Solihull - and Italian Luxury Surfaces in Berkshire.
Ascot Bespoke Kitchens has over 40 years' experience in the design and supply of bespoke kitchens and the company has its own on-site manufacturing facility. Now in its fourth generation, Cloisters Design is a family run business with over 70 years' experience. The company specialises in fitted furniture but also makes freestanding furniture for any room in the home.
Director at Ascot Bespoke Kitchens, Ian Pipes (pictured with Matthew Pipes) says of his decision to join the KBSA: "We decided to invest in KBSA membership because we believe
that our customers will welcome the added reassurance of the consumer protection options. We will also benefit from the extensive legal support services and networking opportunities with other retailers."
Flo Marketing provides comprehensive marketing solutions to kitchen and bathroom retailers. The company offers a range of online and offline marketing services designed to boost brand awareness and generate qualified leads.
Italian Luxury Surfaces sources its materials from across the globe before processing them into finished slabs using the latest multi-wire and resin technology, ready for shipping to the UK market.
Says KBSA national account manager Allister Reed:
"We are delighted to finish the year with more new members. Our continued drive to deliver value and benefits for both retail and corporate members has helped us boost
membership in 2019, a trend which we hope to continue in 2020."
When it comes to KBB 2020, taking place from 1st through 4th March at the NEC Birmingham, the KBSA’s partnership with long standing Corporate member Mereway Group, will give visitors to the joint stand (No. N140) the opportunity to see the latest kitchen product launch from Mereway, and learn about the benefits of KBSA membership, all in the one location.
KBSA national chair Richard Hibbert, says the partnership with Mereway is a great match, as: “Potential members will be able to appreciate the quality of our Corporate members, as well as being able to engage with the Mereway team. We are delighted to once again support this biennial event. It offers us a fantastic opportunity to meet with visitors and showcase everything the KBSA has to offer.”
Mark Mills, sales and marketing director at Mereway adds: "KBB is well regarded as one of the best trade shows, bringing together industry professionals to network and facilitate new business opportunities. We are pleased to show our continued support for the KBSA by joining forces. With an expected audience of over 16,000 visitors, it promises to be a successful event."
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