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30th June 2020
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News in Brief
The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation has published an article that provides greater insight into the Government's new Self Employed Income Support Scheme. As well as looking into the scheme, it provides answers to some of the most popular questions raised by members www.bikbbi.org.uk Like many of us now working from home, the team is contactable by email only. For addresses see: www.bikbbi.org.uk
The Bathroom Manufacturers Association has unveiled its new interactive website; optimised to work across multiple devices including smartphones and tablets, with improved navigation. www.bathroom-association.org.uk
The Kitchen Bathroom & Bedroom Specialists Association has issued a package of support to help members deal with the COVID-19 crisis. This includes an emergency advice line for expert HR and health & safety support from business partner Croner and a 'Buddy System' to offer support and advice to retailers. "We can provide our members with direct and easy access to all the advice and tools available to help them keep their businesses running," says KBSA national chair Richard Hibbert. "Our new Buddy System offers more than just business support, it gives members an opportunity to talk and share their concerns; it lets them know that they are not alone." T: 01623 818808 / www.kbsa.org.uk
Simon Acres Group has launched a free service to help source and introduce temporary staff for merchant and KBB businesses that are losing key workers due to self- isolation etc. T:0203 701 6660.
Grand Designs Live, due to run from 2nd - 10th May 2020 in London, has now been rescheduled to take place from 22nd August 2020 - 31st August 2020 at London's ExCeL. www.granddesignslive.com
Vogue (UK)'s remote sales office can be contacted via 'phone and email. Warehouse staff are working to fulfil outstanding orders for the company's premium designer radiators and towel warmers, albeit with a slower lead time, and new orders are being taken. 01902 387 000 / [email protected] / www.vogueuk.co.uk
Edwins is temporarily closing its showrooms and trade counters, from 17:00 today (Friday 27th). Staff will be able to quote, answer queries and progress orders. Some suppliers have agreed to facilitate direct courier deliveries for important/essential items. T: 0207 221 3550
30th March 2020