BiKBBI joins FIESTA training alliance

Institute representing installers lends support to alliance which aims to develop new talent in the interiors industry

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The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) has signed up to the Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance (FIESTA). The decision ensures that a voice for the training requirements of installers is represented in the body.

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Founded in 2017, the alliance brings together the key trade associations and affiliates from across the furniture and interiors industry to work together to address education and training issues.

Damian Walters, CEO of the BiKBBI, will sit on the FIESTA executive with other industry representatives and help advance FIESTA’s aims of encouraging and inspiring new talent to join the industry.

Walters said: ‘Education is extremely important to the work that we do as an institute, whether that is training the current or future generation of kbb installers. The aims of FIESTA align perfectly with our own goals and ambitions of ensuring the right training and apprenticeship schemes are in place and that we have people with the specialist skills to ensure our industry flourishes.

‘We are delighted to be involved with FIESTA and look forward to working with all the associations to bring about change in the development of training and education.’

Gary Baker, chairman of FIESTA said: ‘FIESTA is very pleased to welcome the British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom Installation as one of our collaborating trade associations and affiliates.

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‘The BiKBBI has done some fantastic work addressing the training and education needs within the installation sector and we’re delighted to have someone with Damian’s passion and enthusiasm on the FIESTA executive to work alongside us in identifying and creating solutions that support the needs of the entire furniture and interiors industry.’