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Round-up | NEWS CONTENTS


NEWS, COMMENT & OPINION 4 News


A roundup of the latest KBB news 18 People


Who are the movers and shakers in the KBB industry?


20 Paul Crow


The Ripples MD believes retailers need to strengthen their showrooms


22 Malcolm Scott What new products is the


KBSA corporate chair excited about?


24 Wayne Dance The MD of InHouse gives his assessment of the recruitment crisis


26 Nick Orme


The co-founder of Njori looks at how smart tech can make life easier


PRODUCTS & SUPPLIERS


28 Save our high street What the Build Back Better High Streets plan means for KBB retailers


36 Profi le: Riobel


We speak to Steve Geary of the new bathroom brand Riobel


40 Trends


What are the latest bathroom, kitchen, appliance and surface products?


RETAIL


68 Sheffi eld Kitchen Outlet Case study of a smart kitchen


72 Norden Group


We visit Dave Norden in Epsom to discuss his growing KBB business


76 Sheraton Interiors A look at the refurb at this well- established south London showroom


Retailer profi le: A look at Norden Bathrooms, Tiles and Kitchens pg 72


Smart home: What are the latest products for the smart home? pg 51


kbbreview interview: Oliver Deadman, head of design at Clive Christian pg 32


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3 EDITOR’S COMMENT


A NIGHT TO REMEMBER


efore I introduce this month’s big features, I wanted to take a moment to refl ect on last month’s kbbreview Retail & Design Awards.


Of course, I’m biased – frankly, so would you be if you saw the hard work that went into organising them, but I think anyone who’s ever been to one of these prestigious events will tell you that it is always a night to remember. For many reasons, though, this one felt even more special. After the rollercoaster of emotions, we’ve all been through over the past two years – both in our


work and personal lives – it was, fi rstly, just genuinely wonderful to be in a room full of actual people rather than at another ‘virtual’ get-together and secondly, it was a fantastic reminder of everyone who makes this industry so great.


Congratulations to all our fi nalists and worthy winners and a huge thank you to all our sponsors for making the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2021 so spectacular. If you couldn’t make the event yourself, check out the photo montage (pgs 42-43) to see what you missed. And, if you want to be part of next year’s celebration – which will take place on Monday, March 7, alongside the kbb Birmingham show – check out pages 60–61 for details on how to enter and book your seats and tables. Back to this issue and we’re focusing on two key areas this month. Firstly, as you’ll see from the cover, we’ve looked at the Government’s latest plan to revive the UK’s ailing high streets and, more importantly, what that means for you. Even if your showroom isn’t on a high street, investing in the local area can only have a positive effect on everyone. Check out our analysis on pages 28-30. We’ve also turned the spotlight on the smart home. Despite the well- documented rise of ‘smart’ products, many kitchen and bathroom retailers still don’t really know where to start in bringing everything together to create a connected-home solution, so we’ve spoken to experts from inside and outside the industry to help you on your journey – our focus starts on page 51.


Rebecca Nottingham, editor rebecca@kbbreview.com


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