The annual members’ conference for the Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group (KBBG), the UK arm of DER KREIS buying group, was hosted by the Miele Company Limited at their spectacular Experience Centre in Abingdon.
The theme for the conference was SIMPLIFY; the focus on companies, collaboration and sustainability and highlighting the necessity for all parties along the value added chain to collaborate. Discussion was lively and fulfilling, and the highlight of the day was a thought-provoking and lively presentation by the founder of Hemingway Design, Wayne Hemingway MBE.
Attendees included independent kitchen specialists, suppliers from major kitchen furniture brands and appliance companies. The members in attendance were offered exclusive offers, as part of the group’s dedication to supporting independent kitchen specialists by providing them with better margins through improved buying conditions.
The conference was jointly led by Marcel Crezee, CEO of DER KREIS, and Bill Miller, Managing Director of KBBG, providing the opportunity for members to discuss, and to take advantage of the many benefits available as part of the largest buying group in Europe.
Bill Miller said: “It was a magnificent day with members enjoying and experiencing the superb Miele facilities. Wayne was inspirational, with many excellent analogies, as well as detailing his inspirational rise to prosperity, with the focus of ‘generosity’ as his mantra throughout his design philosophy.”
Bill concludes: “The excellent relationship we have with our suppliers, and our organisational buying power, benefit all our members and affords the independent kitchen specialist the opportunity to realise the very best buying conditions. The process is simple and easy and opens the field to a large and desirable supply chain that strengthens the UK independents’ advantage and helps them grow their business in the market.”
The day concluded with afternoon tea, baked by the members in attendance, which set everyone up for the journey home.
For more information on the KBBG call Bill Miller, Managing Director on 07887 247 811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.kbbg.co.uk
The Annual KBBG Members’ Conference members at the Miele Company Ltd – May 2015
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The Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group UK is a new 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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21st May 2015