B&Q reinforces commitment to kitchens/bathroom market by recruiting 800 new staff

2 August 2018

DIY retailer B&Q is reinforcing its further commitment to the kitchens and bathrooms market by commencing recruitment of 800 new staff for its showroom areas to help customers.

The news comes after it recently announced proposals to simplify the way it sells kitchens and bathrooms, moving away from offering installation services to reflect customer preference. and continuing to focus on selection, design and ordering of new kitchens and bathrooms, for delivery and take-away.

This new recruitment phase paves the way for a faster and easier kitchen design and ordering processing, using interactive design and pricing tools.

“As one of the UK’s leading kitchen and bathroom retailers, B&Q is committed to the growth and development of the category,” said Paul White, B&Q trading director.

“We are confident these improvements lay firm foundations to drive our showrooms business forward, and create a solid platform from which to continue evolving our market leading kitchen proposition.”

B&Q is continuing to support self-employed installers. B&Q and the British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) announce they have worked together to arrange free membership of BiKBBI for installers.

This enables them to be listed on the BiKBBI’s find-a-member search facility, a free service offered to customers who are searching for a reputable local installer.

This in turn is being signposted to B&Q customers in store who request advice on installation.

Free membership of BiKBBI for self-employed installers will continue for 12 months and enable them to connect direct with customers looking for an installer for their new kitchen or bathroom.