What is the BBSA?
Here at Kingston Blinds, we always like to keep up to date with changes in legislation within our industry, as well as all of the technological advances that affect the products we sell. It is for this reason that we are pleased to inform you about the BBSA and the British Blind and Shutter Show.
What is the BBSA?
The BBSA, or The British Blind and Shutter Association, is the only national trade association in the UK for the blind and shutter industries. Founded in 1919, the association remains the biggest source of information on the industry.
What Work do the BBSA do?
The BBSA works with other industry experts and has ties with government bodies and other organisations, the outcome being that the BBSA has been an important part of the development of European Standards, campaigning for safer and more efficient blinds. The most recent major campaign saw revisions made in the laws around the production of blinds to make the cords less of a strangulation risk to children. The ‘make it safe’ campaign was a huge success and raised awareness of the critical issue.
The British Blind & Shutter Show
As part of their incentive to share their industry knowledge with others working within the trade, the BBSA hosts an annual trade show. This year’s gathering took place over the 4-6th October in Coventry and was host to over 60 industry exhibitions.
The show is a great place to find out about all the latest innovative technology in the industry that can quickly become integral aspects of a blind’s functionality. If you are in the industry, it is this top of the range knowledge that enables your business to stay ahead of the market and provide the best service for your customers. Industry developments showcased at this year’s show focused on increasing the performance of blinds and shutters to reduce energy consumption. There were also further developments in products and fittings to ensure child safety is maintained and further improved upon.
Whilst this year’s event is over with, here at Kingston Blinds, we’re already looking forward to next year’s show!
Kingston Blinds are leading blinds suppliers in the Hull, Beverley, Brough and Elloughton, Barton Upon Humber and Hornsea areas. Whether you’re looking for commercial blinds, domestic blinds, awnings and canopies or even shutters, our expertise in the field and professional and diligent staff ensure a top-quality service from first consultation through to final fitting. If you’d like more information on how we can help you find your perfect blind, contact us here. We’re always happy to help.