Huge Success At Largest Ever KBBG Annual Members’ Meeting

The Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group (KBBG), part of DER KREIS, Europe’s leading kitchen and bathroom buying group, hosted its greatest Annual Members’ Meeting to date 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 for a record-breaking attendance, as well as room to 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 event sponsor, Jon Thelwell, JJO Plc.

The Bank of England’s Graeme Chaplin delivered a keynote speech, with an update on the country’s economic outlook, which sparked a lively Q&A session with the audience.  Furthermore, Andrew Davies, Taylist Media, engaged the audience with interesting trends and encouraged them to think about the all-important topic of sustainability.

“Our speakers certainly provided food for thought for our independent kitchen and bathroom specialist members. The ever-changing economy is something that is always on the mind of anyone running a business, and Graeme Chaplin provided a plethora of facts and figures for our members to contemplate and absorb,” says Bill. He adds: “Andrew Davies is well-known in the KBB industry through his entertaining and informative podcasts, and he delivered a thought-provoking presentation for the audience.”

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, our speakers and the staff at Silverstone for such an outstanding day.”

For more information on the KBBG, call Bill Miller on 07887 247811 or email b.miller@derkreis.co.uk. You can also visit the website at www.kbbg.co.uk.


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  1. The KBBG celebrated its 10 year anniversary at the Annual Members’ Meeting at Silverstone on Monday 12th June 2023

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 forty years’ experience and a turnover in excess of 3.4 billion Euros. Currently operating in nine countries with 3,500 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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13th June 2023


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