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The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation is saddened to share the news that Advisory Board Member Vince Linnane has passed away.

Joining the BiKBBI Advisory Board in March 2016, Vince contributed significantly to the strategic development of the organisation, in particular with the Apprenticeship programme and the various initiatives introduced to protect consumer-tradespeople transactions – two areas he had a particular passion for.

A highly respected City of London insurance specialist and director at Chimera Insurance, Vince was a committed industry man, connected with both our industry charity, The Furniture Makers Company as Treasurer, and with The Dispute Resolution Ombudsman as a Non-Executive Director.

Damian Walters, BiKBBI CEO commented today by saying: “Not only have we lost a dear friend and colleague, but the industry has lost a larger than life character. Vince was quite possibly one of the most genuine gentlemen I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting and he was committed to the industry and the protection of others.”

Damian went on to say: “I’m truly devastated at the news as I know many of his industry friends and colleagues are. He was always the first to commit and unusually the last to leave. He leaves so many of us with fond memories and a legacy in his achievements, especially with our organisation. Vince will be missed by us all. We have lost one of life’s true gents”.

BiKBBI would encourage those wishing to donate to charity in memory of Vince, to do so by CLICKING HERE.

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