ANNUAL KBBG MEMBERS MEETING 2023
Our 8th UK Annual Members Meeting was held on Monday 12th June 2023, in celebration of the buying group’s 10 year anniversary. The event was sponsored by kitchen, bedroom and bathroom furniture manufacturer, JJO Plc, and took place at the prestigious Silverstone Wing Building; the home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix in Northamptonshire. The venue offered space to double last year’s Annual Members’ Meeting attendance, as well as host the event’s largest ever ‘Suppliers’ Display Area’. Guests could also enjoy fantastic views of the Silverstone Circuit, overlooking the famous start/finish line. Bill Miller, Managing Director, KBBG, comments:
“As 2023 marks 10 years since we launched the KBBG in the UK, we wanted this year’s Annual Members’ Meeting to be a true reflection on how far we have come as a group. The event was an opportunity for our members to meet with suppliers and benefit from exclusive offers, as well as to network with other members and celebrate our milestone. The Silverstone Wing provided us with the space to create an exhibition area, allowing our suppliers to highlight and showcase their products.”
The Annual Members’ Meeting also provided KBBG members with updates, insights and key takeaways for their businesses with respective presentations throughout the day. The conference began with a reflection, by Bill Miller, on the past 10 years and information on the KBBG’s latest initiatives. The audience was then addressed by Ralph Leimbach, DER KREIS, Systemverbund Holding (Germany), followed by a presentation from Jon Thelwell, JJO Plc on the latest trends in the kitchen market.
The conference ended with a final word from Bill Miller, inviting guests to visit the Silverstone Museum, which truly made the day one to remember. Bill concludes: “It’s hard to believe it has been 10 years since we brought the DER KREIS buying group to the UK as the KBBG. We enjoyed bringing our members together to mark the occasion and would like to thank our event sponsor, JJO Plc, our exhibiting suppliers and the staff at Silverstone for such an outstanding day.”
ANNUAL KBBG MEMBERS MEETING 2022
We held our 7th UK Annual Members Meeting at the excellent MTC in Coventry on Monday 13th June. This year's event was sponsored by De Dietrich premium appliances. Our guest speakers were Vanessa Brady OBE, the founder of the UK & International Federation of Interior Design and Steve Nesbitt from MTC, who presented the business implications of the UK's move towards net zero. In the afternoon we ran four workshop sessions. The feedback from members and suppliers has been excellent.
Here is a short video of the event produced by our service provider Simon Acres Group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXAHJU2CoZg
Please look out for news of our 2023 event.
kbb 2022 6 - 9 March 2022
We were pleased to exhibit at the kbb show at the NEC 6th to 9th March. We partnered with a UK furniture manufacturer for the first time, Getley who presented their Alku kitchen, bedroom and Living Room furniture ranges. Our stand was our most ambitious and largest yet. We also show-cased De Dietrich appliances and the new Vto Hot Spot Titanium boiling water tap. Members were able to register for many exclusive show offers from our suppliers.
ANNUAL KBBG MEMBERS' MEETING 11th OCTOBER 2021
We know how much work goes into these events and you are all to be complimented on the organisation. Jim & Sue Gettings JS House of Design
After a cancellation and a postponement, we were so pleased to finally be able to hold our Seventh Annual Members Meeting at the Williams F1 Experience Centre near Oxford on Monday 11th October. It was a great venue, with large grounds, wonderful meeting areas and a large screen theatre. It was so nice to be able to meet so many members and suppliers once again in person. During the day there were presentations covering diverse subjects such as changing consumer buying habits, how to manage your online reputation plus presentations from our event co-sponsors, Novy and Caple. After lunch we held a panel discussion about the increasing importance of smart appliances. Many suppliers supported the meeting with special on the day offers for members.