It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the tragic passing of Ian Price, a dedicated consultant to our organisation, who lost his life in a horrific dog attack yesterday, whilst out walking close to home with his elderly mother.
Ian Price, aged 52, was an Independent Inspector for The British Institute of KBB Installation (BIKBBI) and a highly skilled kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom installation manager. His commitment to his industry and his contributions to our community were immeasurable. Ian's passion for excellence and his unwavering dedication to the industry earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues and peers.
The incident occurred on 14th September in Staffordshire where Ian heroically defended his elderly mother from the attacking animal. Emergency services attempted to save Ian at the scene, but he later passed away in hospital, soon after arriving according to reports.
The BiKBBI team extends its deepest condolences to Ian's family, friends, and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.
We encourage all members of the installation community to reach out to one another for support during this challenging time. We understand that this will come as a huge shock for those who knew him.
In memory of Ian, we will be establishing a memorial fund to support his family during this difficult period. Details on how to contribute to the fund will be shared with our members shortly.
We would like to express our gratitude to the emergency services and authorities who responded to the incident promptly. Their professionalism and compassion during this difficult time have been invaluable.
We request that the privacy of Ian Price's family be respected as they mourn their loss and make arrangements to commemorate his life. Further updates and information will be provided as they become available.
Ian Price will be deeply missed by all who knew him, and his contributions to the kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom installation industry will never be forgotten.
Commenting on behalf of BiKBBI, CEO Damian Walters said: "I have spoken to several colleagues over the last hour or so, all of us in complete shock with this incredibly sad news. Ian was a colleague, a friend and one of the most genuine people I know and I can't quite compute what has happened. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends and the many colleagues Ian has worked with over the years. I've nothing more to say at the moment. I'm truly devastated".
An online book of condolences has been set up by BiKBBI, which can be accessed here.
A JustGiving Page has been set up by friends of Ian*, which can be accessed here.
Disclaimer: * Please note that this JustGiving page has not been set up by BiKBBI and we are unable to verify ownership details.
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