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Interview: Flexibility is key to coping with change, says Alan Dodds

While some brands have struggled with the challenges thrown at them by COVID-19, Roca Group has pressed ahead with its g...

InterviewFeatures Thu 25th Feb 2021

Interview: Get niche or get out, says Better Bathrooms CEO Nick Glynne

Aided by the surge in internet shopping, online giant Buy It Direct has turned e-tailer Better Bathrooms into a major su...

InterviewFeatures Mon 22nd Feb 2021

Interview: Diversification and digitisation have been key for Euroline

While the pandemic has had many negative effects, Nigel Jacobs, MD of Euroline, chooses to focus on a positive one. &ldq...

InterviewFeatures Wed 17th Feb 2021

Interview: Sandy Armitage on why she turned her home into a showhouse

When the pandemic hit, Ipswich-based KBB designer Sandy Armitage decided not to seek any new projects and instead focuss...

InterviewFeatures Thu 11th Feb 2021

Interview: How CRL became one of the top 3 quartz brands in the UK

It has been four years since C.R. Laurence of Europe (CRL), the former UK distributor of Caesarstone, launched its own r...

InterviewsFeatures Mon 8th Feb 2021

Interview: How extraction specialist Westin is raising its profile

It was one hundred years ago in 1921 when Walter Stanley Westin founded his electrical engineering company in an old tex...

InterviewFeatures Thu 4th Feb 2021

Interview: David Osborne on Roman's future plans and new A&D showroom

In December, Roman announced the opening of its London A&D showroom as part of the Sanipex Gallery on the busy King&...

InterviewFeatures Mon 1st Feb 2021

Interview: Imperial Bathrooms' Graham Bucktrout on energising a brand

As one of a handful of surviving British sanitaryware manufacturers, it is probably true to say that Imperial Bathrooms ...

InterviewFeatures Tue 26th Jan 2021

Interview: Richard George – 'PJH's bathroom retail sales are up 30%'

Amidst the gloom of a third national lockdown comes a welcome blast of positivity. “We’ve had an incredibly ...

InterviewFeatures Thu 21st Jan 2021

Interview: Iain Forsythe on Brexit, COVID and life after liquidation

When Peterborough-based retailer Premier Kitchens & Bedrooms went into voluntary liquidation in November 2019 it sen...

InterviewFeatures Mon 18th Jan 2021

How Ocean Bathrooms is finding new ways to extend its reach

After a week of feeling gloomy at the beginning of lockdown in March, Joe Mühl, commercial MD of family-owned Ocean...

InterviewFeatures Tue 5th Jan 2021

Bora CEO Willi Bruckbauer on the power of being a niche brand

Known for pioneering the cooktop extractor, there can be little doubt that Bora has made its mark. After all, many other...

InterviewFeatures Thu 3rd Dec 2020

Why more manufacturers must support campaigns to promote retailers

In October, Quooker – in partnership with the KBSA – launched a £250,000 advertising campaign aimed at...

InterviewFeatures Thu 19th Nov 2020

Hansgrohe UK MD Jay Phillips on plotting a course for steady growth

Few would deny that 2020 has been a challenging year, but Hansgrohe UK and Ireland MD Jay Phillips remains resolutely fo...

InterviewsFeatures Tue 3rd Nov 2020

'Now is the time to join a buying group,' says KBBG MD Bill Miller

With over 3,500 members in nine countries, Der Kreis is Europe’s biggest kitchen and bathroom buying group, and it...

InterviewFeatures Wed 14th Oct 2020