Family-run retailer Sonna Kitchens in Belper, Derbyshire, has joined the Kbsa as a Foundation member.
Foundation membership is open to showrooms that have been established for at least six months but have not been in business for the required two years to apply for full membership.
It offers retailers all the benefits of membership, and support from the Kbsa during their foundation period, at a reduced fee due to the support of corporate members.
National chair of the Kbsa Richard Hibbert said: “I am delighted to welcome Sonna Kitchens into the Kbsa. Our Foundation membership offers many tangible benefits and can save a new showroom money, as well as offer consumers the assurance that they are dealing with a showroom that meets the high standards set by Kbsa.
“New showrooms are not necessarily inexperienced, as is the case with Sonna Kitchens. Sonny Shacklock has 15 years’ experience in the kitchen industry, having worked in many big name kitchen showrooms before branching out with his own showroom.”
Sonny Shacklock said: “Kbsa membership will be a boost to our business. It will help give our customers additional confidence and peace of mind when ordering kitchens from us.
“The business benefits will be valuable, and we are also looking forward to networking and being part of the community.”
Premium appliance manufacturer V-ZUG recently joined the Kbsa as a corporate member.