CIH Partners with The Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group

Combined Independents (Holdings) Ltd. (CIH) has signed a partnership with The Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group (KBBG) for the exclusive supply of kitchen furniture, which will increase trading opportunities for members.

KBBG is part of DER KREIS, Europe’s leading kitchen and bathroom buying group. The partnership will provide CIH members with a comprehensive kitchen sales package, including access to tremendous buying advantages from a variety of kitchen suppliers from around the UK and Europe.

With 38 years of experience and additional support services available, such as kitchen design training from the highly respected, industry professional, Renee Mascari, Creative Director of Mascari Design, Nottingham, and a kitchen CAD system Compusoft Winner, the KBBG partnership will enable CIH members to offer fitted kitchens to their customers, with the support of training and knowledge from kitchen industry professionals. CIH members will also be supported, if needed, with a specialist warehouse and home delivery service, plus assistance in sourcing approved, local, kitchen installers.

Stuart Cook, Chief Executive, Combined Independents (Holdings) Ltd says: “The partnership with KBBG is a great opportunity enabling our members to expand their businesses and retail fitted kitchens.

“We provide our members with a variety of electrical appliances and now, thanks to the KBBG, we can provide CIH members with furniture to complete the kitchen for their customers and become a one-stop shop. The independent electrical retail market can be challenging and we are thrilled to be able to strengthen our offering to our members.”

Bill Miller, Managing Director, KBBG, says: “The partnership with CIH is a natural fit with KBBG, as we share the same business ethos of supporting independent retailers. We offer a range of unique benefits and services to support and increase the success of independent retailers. This is now extended to CIH members who, like KBBG members, can now have access to the very best buying conditions and on-going support and advice.

“Our objective is very simple; to create a strong and sustainable independent channel, to ensure retailers achieve their full business potential. The independent market, for both kitchen specialists and electrical retailers, has had to face a huge number of challenges over the last five years. There is strength, and greater protection, in working together.”

For more information on the fitted kitchen opportunity contact The Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group (KBBG); call Bill Miller, Managing Director, KBBG on 02382 021347; email or visit the website at

For more information on CIH membership please call 01264 320500, select option 3, or email


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1. Stuart Cook, Chief Executive of Combined Independents (Holdings) Ltd, and Bill Miller, Managing Director of the Kitchen and Bathroom Buying Group

About CIH:

Combined Independents (Holdings) Ltd (CIH) is an electrical buying group, part of Euronics, Europe’s largest electrical buying group, which operates in over 30 countries with an annual turnover of €19 billion. With around 500 members and approximately 1000 stores, CIH provides a range of services and benefits to support each independent electrical retailer, as well as exclusive ranges that the members’ customers are unable find anywhere else on the high street, or internet.

About KBBG:

The Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group UK is an organisation set up to support the business of the independent kitchen and bathroom specialists. Part of the renowned DER KREIS, Europe’s leading kitchen and bathroom buying group, the company has over thirty seven years’ experience and a turnover in excess of 3.4 billion Euros. Currently operating in nine countries with 3,000 members, the group provides a range of exclusive tailored benefits and services to support and increase the success of each independent kitchen and bathroom specialist in an effort to stay ahead of the competition and to promote the success of individual businesses.

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3rd January 2018



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