The Used Kitchen Company (TUKC) has pledged to donate to the Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association (Kbsa) for every ex-display or used kitchen that it sells during lockdown.
The aim is to assist the high street and independent kitchen retailers who are working in the second national lockdown, and desire to support the Kbsa which promotes, protects and supports specialists.
Using the hashtag #inthistogether, the pledge by the TUKC will continue for as long as the second lockdown lasts.
CEO of the TUKC Looeeze Grossman is calling for kitchen showrooms to get in touch and provide details of ex-displays they want to sell, not only to support the campaign, but to be part of the circular economy.
According to the TUKC, it has had one of its best years to date, and is confident it can raise an “impressive” sum for the kitchen retail sector.
Looeeze Grossman said: “Kitchen showrooms already partner with The Used Kitchen Company to derive the feelgood factor associated with making better use of the planet’s resources and to boost their green credentials and showcase these to their customers.
“During lockdown, they can go further than this and also derive the satisfaction of knowing they are assisting their fellow kitchen retailers through our new initative.
“So many people can win if we really embrace the essence of #inthistogether.”
National chair of the Kbsa Richard Hibbert commented: “This is a welcome initiative from TUKC. We appreciate their support for the industry and are delighted that they have joined other companies in the sector, giving something back that will benefit independent retailers.
“We will allocate the money raised to a specific project, once the campaign is completed.”
TUKC recently introduced weekly auctions, to help speed up sales of ex-display kitchens, to prevent retailers having money tied up in unwanted stock.