The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI), a body representing over 6,400 installation businesses across the UK, has announced its status as a Primary Authority Partner with Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards.
BiKBBI's Primary Authority status, which will be overseen by the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), will act as a different way of delivering local regulation, and enable local authorities to businesses comply with regulations. It is anticipated that the partnership will promote best practice with members and provide access to training, development, regulatory advice and guidance.
It will also include support with compliance – one of BiKBBI’s core objectives - and see the BiKBBI provide advice to businesses that other local regulators must respect on compliance with the regulations.
BiKBBI CEO Damian Walters said: “We have formed a number of strategic partnerships and I’m delighted that our new relationship with Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards will support our efforts towards compliance – a hot topic within the industry.”