The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) CEO has deemed Billy Ashcroft’s win of the Best Installer 2019 category at last week’s EK&BBusiness Awards & Review ceremony ’a victory for the small guy.

Damian Walters suggested that Ashcroft’s win was necessary recognition for a micro business that ‘contributed to the overall success of our industry’, and

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Walters said: “I am incredibly proud that installations are acknowledged within such an industry event. It has been a tough year for installations with high profile retail collapse and the skills gap crisis worsening, so to be able to celebrate the successes is as an important part for us, as indeed recognising some of the challenges that our people face”.

Walters added: “I could not be happier for this particular winner as this is a victory for the small guy. Billy isn’t a big corporate business but instead represents the SME, unarguably part of Great Britain’s economic backbone. A hard working, micro business contributing to the overall success of our industry, representing us all on the front line in our customer’s homes. Whilst micro in comparison to most of the other businesses represented here today, it’s businesses like Billy’s that allow us to deliver great products and experience to our customers. So from me and my team I’d like to thank Billy and other Billys for everything they do for us”.

Collecting the award, Ashcroft was thrilled and shocked, saying: “I’d like to thank the Institute and the Awards for this recognition. This means so much to me and my family to be recognised in this way.”