Through the exclusive partnership between The Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group and Combined Independents (Holdings) Ltd, KBBG has assembled a comprehensive kitchen sales support package for CIH members. Members will receive kitchen design training from the KBB NTG, and will be provided with a kitchen CAD system from Compusoft Winner. CIH members will also be supported with a warehouse and delivery service, plus assistance in sourcing approved, local, kitchen installers.
Speaking of the news, Bill Miller, Managing Director, KBBG, said: “The partnership with CIH is a natural fit with KBBG, as we share the same business ethos of supporting independent retailers. We offer a range of unique benefits and services to support and increase the success of independent retailers. This is now extended to CIH members who, like KBBG members, can now have access to the very best buying conditions and on-going support and advice. Our objective is very simple: to create a strong and sustainable independent channel, to ensure retailers achieve their full business potential. The independent market, for both kitchen specialists and electrical retailers, has had to face a huge number of challenges over the last five years. There is strength, and greater protection, in working together.”
Stuart Cook, Chief Executive, Combined Independents (Holdings) Ltd, added: “The partnership with KBBG is a great opportunity enabling our members to expand their businesses and retail fitted kitchens. We provide our members with a variety of electrical appliances and now, thanks to the KBBG, we can provide CIH members with furniture to complete the kitchen for their customers and become a one-stop shop. The independent electrical retail market can be challenging and we are thrilled to be able to strengthen our offering to our members.”KBBG | kbbg.co.uk