2014 brings fresh blood to kbb Birmingham

Taking place at the NEC Birmingham from 2nd-5th March 2014 will be kbb Birmingham, the UK’s largest gathering of professionals from the kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms sectors. With hundreds of the biggest names already confirmed to be exhibiting, this is a must-attend event for anyone in the industry.

A diverse collection of British and international brands will be exhibiting at the show – some of which are returning to kbb Birmingham, some of which will be making their debut – giving visitors plenty of choice and solutions to fit every budget.

On the kitchen side of things, award-winning appliance specialist Caple will be launching a selection of new, high performance appliances, details of which are closely under wraps till the start of the show. This will include the first launch of the Sense Premium collection of white glass and stainless steel appliances which have never been seen in the UK to national retailers.

Visitors will be invited to the stand to experience Caple’s appliances first-hand where Michelin-starred chef, Josh Eggleton, will be joining them to demonstrate how well the Caple Sense Premium cooking appliances perform as he creates a whole host of culinary delights in the cooking arena for visitors, VIPs and trade and consumer press.

For the first time in ten years, kbb Birmingham is set to welcome bathroom giant Ideal Standard back to the exhibition. The brand have taken a 200sq metre stand where they will be showcasing brand new product ranges including SoftMood, a range of bathroom furniture characterized by its soft and rounded design with high tech solutions, whilst its reliable product features help to create a warm and comfortable bathroom experience with a personal touch. Keith Boad, MD of Ideal Standard, commented that “the show enables us to reach a broad cross section of retailers, to present our plans and line-up of new products, but to also listen to our customer base, and understand how Ideal Standard can be an even better partner moving forward.”

Another big addition to the 2014 edition of kbb Birmingham is British Ceramic Tile, who will be joining the line-up for the very first time in March, and promise to arrive in style. The brand will be designing their stand around the theme ‘The House of British Ceramic Tile’, which will see a series of themed rooms set up to showcase the best that the company has to offer. Launching at the show will be new additions to the HD and Impact ranges, as well as two brand new collections: Feature Floors and Statement, as well as a capsule range of mosaic tiles.

German kitchen manufacturers Leicht are also new to kbb Birmingham for 2014, and will be using the event to give a host of new collections their UK launch. Interior+ is one of those ranges – sleek kitchen units based around a warp-resistant frame, integrated into 50cm or 60cm wide wall units into which all kinds of organisational elements can be docked. Leicht will be introducing a further two ranges into buyers at the show, giving visitors a unique opportunity to be amongst the first to purchase the latest Leicht designs.

This year’s kbb Birmingham will welcome a whole host of brand new names; plus plenty of familiar faces for the 2014 show. Joining the line-up are Franke, Sensio, JJO and Nolte to name but a few.

In addition to a fantastic exhibiting line-up, visitors to kbb Birmingham 2014 will be treated to a series of insightful seminars from top industry experts, adding to an already packed line-up for the NEC show in January. Already confirmed to be imparting valuable pearls of wisdom at the show are Hannah Malein of Global Colour Research who will be speaking about “Key colour & material trends for Autumn Winter 2014/15”, Jane Blakeborough of bathroom marketing consultancy J.M.Blake who will be discussing “Bathroom Trends”, and John Lennon of PWS who will be giving a talk entitled “How to maintain market share and grow your business as an independent specialist”.

For more information and to register for your complimentary pass to kbb Birmingham, please visit www.kbb.co.uk.