May '17

The new Kbsa chair for retail members Richard Hibbert is positive about future growth as he announces two new retail members have joined the association.

Richard who owns a showroom, KSL in Suffolk, has been in the industry fifteen years and is passionate about the role the Kbsa has in supporting independent retailers.

Richard says, “Trading conditions for kitchen retailers remain buoyant with the comprehensive service being offered by independent retailers very much in demand. The Kbsa has been evolving and is developing a range of services that will support retailers and help them make the most of their position in the market place.

“I am delighted that in line with our aim of recruiting more quality retailers we can confirm two new members joining the association this month. Regal Kitchens and Classic Interiors are both well established, award winning businesses with 5 showrooms between them.”

Regal Kitchens has two showrooms in Chelmsford and Billericay. They have been voted the best company in the Excellent Customer Service category at the Essex Business Awards ceremony and is the only independent kitchen company in Essex to have been awarded the prestigious FIRA (Furniture Industry Research Association) Gold Certification for excellence in installation.

Family owned Classic Interiors has been established since 1987 and has three showrooms in Solihull, Redditch and Worcester. They are recent finalists for retailer of the year in the EKBB business awards.

Classic Interiors director Maxwell Davies said: “We are proud to become members of the Kbsa and fully support their recent changes and future plans. We had a great meeting with Uwe Hanneck and embrace their strategy to ‘futureproof’ the Kbsa to best support independent retailers. We pride ourselves on offering excellent service and the standards promoted by the Kbsa will further endorse our values to our customers.”

Phil Edgell from Regal Kitchens said: “Our business ethos is based around - Where Client is King - and we aim to prove this before, during and after we are commissioned on projects. Joining the Kbsa is a natural fit and will give our potential customers the confidence to trust us with their projects.”

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