Movers & Shakers

Movers and Shakers” – We are delighted to be able to communicate with the industry to share the smart tips and advice that industry professionals have to offer.


Dale Willis

How to become an apprentice within the KBB Industry? What is the process to hire young people for an apprenticeship program?

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, we are thrilled to unveil a special episode of Movers and Shakers featuring two incredible individuals dedicated to shaping the future of our workforce: Simon Acres and Dale Willis.

👉 Watch the Episode How “to become an apprentice within the KBB Industry? Movers and Shakers – Simon Acres & Dale Willis”

In this insightful episode, Simon Acres, along with Dale Willis, a seasoned specialist with 30 years of experience, delves into the world of apprenticeships and their profound impact on young individuals seeking to kickstart their careers.

🔍 Key Highlights:
✅ Simon Acres and Dale Willis share their wealth of knowledge and expertise, shedding light on the significance of apprenticeship programs.
✅ They tackle burning questions and address the biggest topics surrounding apprenticeships, offering invaluable insights and practical advice.
✅ Discover how apprenticeships serve as a bridge between education and employment, providing unparalleled opportunities for skill development and career advancement.

🚀 Why You Should Tune In:
✨ Gain valuable insights into the world of apprenticeships and how they can transform lives and businesses alike.
✨ Learn from the experiences and perspectives of two esteemed ambassadors of apprenticeship programs.
✨ Get inspired to take proactive steps towards building a brighter future for the next generation of talent.

Join us as we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week and empower aspiring professionals to embark on a journey of growth, learning, and success.

📢 Spread the Word!
Don’t miss out on this enlightening episode—share the news with your network and let’s champion the power of apprenticeships together! #nationalapprenticeshipweek #moversandshakers #apprenticeships

Together, let’s shape a future filled with endless possibilities and opportunities for all. See you there! 👋

I Stephanie Boyce and Janie Frampton OBE

Breaking Barriers: The Power of Diversity in Business,

Welcome to “Breaking Barriers: The Power of Diversity in Business,” the podcast that delves deep into the transformative impact of diversity on the corporate landscape. Join us as we explore the dynamic narratives, insightful conversations, and real-life stories that showcase the undeniable influence of diversity in driving innovation, fostering inclusivity, and propelling businesses toward unprecedented success. Tune in, subscribe, and join the conversation. Because when it comes to business, diversity isn’t just important—it’s essential.

Angela Borman

AAN Chair

How limite barriers to hiring apprentices

With over 37 years of experience in learning, professional development and apprenticeships, Angela explains that the best way to hire an apprentice easily and successfully is to seek a reputable training provider. This is either a college or local organisation (or sometimes national) that will drawdown the public funding to enable the delivery of apprenticeships. They are responsible for working with the employer to find the right apprenticeship standard, supporting the employer to recruit the apprentice and helping the employer (particularly small businesses) to access the funding that is available.

Sharon L. Sherman

Kitchen Designer

Fiona Woodall

Creative Designer

Jennie Hicks

Illustrator and Designer at MKM Home in Hull

Coalville Kitchens

Luke Wedgbury, Eve Wallace, Amanda Biggs, Joanne Worrall

Carolyn Newton-Brown & Ian Palmer


Maria Stapperfenne

Certified kitchenand bathroom designer, and past president of the NKBA

Stephen Johnson

Managing Director -Quooker

Erica Brain

Kitchen Designer

Hayley Robson

Creative Director and co-founder of the business at Day True Architectural Interior

Industry Legends

We are delighted to launch an exciting new initiative, a series of films designed to share the thoughts and advice of some of the most successful professionals in the industry.

Bill Miller

Managing Director at DER KREIS UK

Andy Gamble

Merchant Industry Professional

Mark Rosenhaus

New York Kitchen Designer

Bernard Miel

London Kitchen Designer

Peter Bird

Kitchen Designer

Ray Isted

Kitchen Designer, Buckingham University Tutor

Graham Hayden

Training Expert

Les Martin

Senior Designer

Trevor Scott

MD RFK Kitchens

Johnny Grey

Designer, innovator, director 4G kitchen consortium