Russell Sharpe Business Manager North RC

New Appointment at KBBG

The Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group (KBBG), part of DER KREIS, Europe’s foremost kitchen and bathroom buying group for independent kitchen specialists, has appointed Russell Sharpe as Business Manager North.

Russell joins the KBBG most recently from the Symphony Group PLC, while previously holding positions with the Moores Furniture Group, Crestwood and over a decade at the PJH Group.  Russell’s proven retail industry experience and wealth of expertise, extending across the independent kitchen specialist market, is a great asset to the KBBG.

Russell will focus on the continued support of current independent kitchen and bathroom retailers, as well as establishing new retail members throughout the north of the UK.

Bill Miller, Managing Director, KBBG comments: “Russell brings enormous strength to the business with his highly tuned knowledge of the independent kitchen and bathroom specialist market.  Understanding the drive and needs of the discerning independent retailer is essential, while Russell’s well-honed retail business skills, and his strong background, will promote the progression and development of new and future business opportunities.”

“There are a few challenging years ahead of us and there is no better time for independent kitchen specialists to join a buying group to support and drive their business.  The KBBG has an established and healthy reputation in the UK, consistently achieving high performance and opportunities for the benefits of our independent kitchen specialists. Joining the KBBG brings much needed stability, choice and positivity for the independent retailer in the trading climate ahead, explains Russell Sharpe.

For more information about the specialist independent kitchen and bathroom buying group, the KBBG, and how they can support and drive your business, call the UK office on 02382 021347 or visit the website at


Image caption:  Russell Sharpe, Business Manager North, KBBG

Note for editors:

The Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group UK is an organisation set up to support the business of the independent kitchen specialist. Part of the renowned DER KREIS, Europe’s leading kitchen and bathroom buying group, the company has over thirty years’ experience and a turnover in excess of 2.2 billion Euros. Currently operating in nine countries with over 2,700 members, the group provides a range of exclusive tailored benefits and services to support and increase the success of each independent kitchen specialist in an effort to stay ahead of the competition and to promote the success of individual businesses.

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15th January 2019



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