The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) confirmed a number of measures introduced to support its members throughout the Coronavirus situation, to include a free three-month extension to memberships and the provision of a fee free Direct Debit option to help support cashflow.
Additionally, the organisation has introduced new measures to assist its members and their compliance obligations, to simplify how they update information during a time where other regulatory organisations, like Gas Safe and the electrical bodies, may be experiencing challenges issuing formal documents to their members.
BiKBBI Communications Officer Anna-Marie Belton said:
“Communication is critical right now, so in addition to the daily email updates linking them to the latest advice and support from both us and Government, we have also introduced a new WhatsApp service that helps members connect with us and update their records.”
BiKBBI also announced that its recently launched Campus will be offering FREE online training and development to installers throughout the period of social distancing. BiKBBI Campus is a new and innovative online Learning & Development platform that connects retailers and manufacturers with installers, which was unveiled at KBB in Birmingham earlier this month.
BiKBBI CEO Damian Walters added:
“Now is not the time to sit and wait for normality to return. Now is the time to prepare for recovery and ensure, that when normality does return, that we’re in as strong a place as we could possibly be. The guidance we’re providing in communication is critical for immediate survival, but our members should be at home strengthening their own business propositions in readiness for a ‘fast start off the blocks’ when the time comes.”
“We all know that knowledge is power, so members should power-up with the free learning now available through BiKBBI Campus. This is a great learning tool and our members should be investing their down-time wisely.”
BiKBBI Campus is available at: https://www.bikbbi.org.uk/about/online-learning/