Covid-19 and the consequent large reductions in economic activity have had a major impact on the kitchen and bathroom market. These changes have affected all publishers in the market dealing with the large reductions in activity from advertisers during an understandably challenging period for everybody.

It has however become clear during this period the market remains challenged and will remain so for the foreseeable future.

A forward review of the business has led to the difficult decision to permanently suspend publishing of EK&B Business, EKBB Consumer and KBBDaily, effective immediately.

The decision to stop publishing is made particularly difficult as it affects personally Darren Summerfield, who has been an amazing support and guide through the market and a great asset to our business and our two editors Daniel Griffiths for EK&B Business and Dominique Corlett on EKBB Consumer.

We are sad that the decision to suspend the brands publication has affected such talented, respected and amazing individuals.

The rest of the Immediate Homes portfolio - Your Home and Homestyle, plus the associated website, as well as Homes & Antiques and Gardens Illustrated - are not affected by the changes, and we will continue to use these channels to engage with these consumers as they actively invest in their homes and interiors.

Thank you for your support as readers, and we hope our paths will continue to cross through Immediate Media's other brands.