January 2022 started with an announcement detailing an impressive line-up, including Ministerial representation, for BiKBBI’s Annual Conference, being held at The Houses of Parliament. We were pleased to welcome our latest corporate sponsor, Zuma – the manufacturer of innovative light and audio solutions for the home. Some exciting news received this week – Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, British Olympic ski-jump record holder, is announced as special guest at the BiKBBI Annual Awards.
In February, BiKBBI hosted its Annual Conference at the QEII Centre in Westminster, which was hailed an overwhelming success by delegates. The event welcomed over 170 from across the globe, including BEIS Minister Paul Scully and Shadow Secretary, Seema Malhotra MP. The same evening, BiKBBI hosted the first ever Annual Awards ceremony in Westminster – Hosted by kbbfocus Commercial Director Darren Summerfield, the event recognised excellence within the kbb installation industry, including a Special Recognition award being posthumously presented to the Kevin, brother of Vince Linnane.
kbbreview’s Andrew Davies, published a very special edition of his award winning podcast – detailed coverage of the Annual Conference.
February, the 28th Edition of The Installer Magazine was published, with in depth cover of both the Conference and Awards.
Some incredibly positive interest shown by school leavers in April, but BiKBBI CEO Damian Walters said that the industry needed to step up as employer interest was less impressive.
Lecico Bathrooms became the latest industry manufacturer to join BiKBBI in May. Not so positively, the UK starts to struggle with rising energy and living costs - BiKBBI advises caution to industry.
In July, and following a hugely successful inaugural awards in February, BiKBBI opens entries for the 2023 awards and the Installer Magazine is published. CEO Damian Walters spoke of a need for optimism as he encouraged businesses to focus on what's important.
September was a mixed month of emotions. We we're delighted to welcome another industry heavyweight to the list of corporate sponsors in the form of Geberit, but days later the nation mourned the loss of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
November was soon upon us, as was a new and exciting partnership with Fix Radio. We published the shortlist to the 2023 BiKBBI awards and that Band of Builders was announced as the official charity partner of the awards.
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