Other Organisations We Work With

The NTG works in partnership with the organisations below to develop training and educational programmes for the KBB sector.

About CITB


CITB is responsible for maintaining qualifications and standards for the Construction industry including:

  • The National Occupational Standards (NOS) that support the construction industry
  • Major reform of Qualification Frameworks
  • Apprenticeship Frameworks to provide nationally recognised qualifications
  • The Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (C&BE) is designed for young people interested in sector-related learning.

About the KBSA

The Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association (KBSA) brings together over 300 fully accredited, UK based independent, retailers. Each KBSA member provides all the expertise required to design and install your new or updated fitted kitchen, bathroom, bedroom or home office.

We know that providing you with up-to-the minute ideas, inspiration and advice is important in ensuring that your investment in home improvement is maximised. All our KBSA members offer a highly professional, bespoke and cost effective service from design to installation, and can introduce you a very wide range of high quality modern, traditional and luxury kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms or home offices. In addition, the special requirements for people with physical challenges is addressed in our accessible kitchens section, where you can obtain practical advice about special cabinetry, surfaces and appliances to suit all special physical needs.

The services of each KBSA member are backed by either a Consumer Care or Consumer Care Plus Insurance Scheme, which means that you can buy with confidence, have peace of mind during installation and delight in the quality of the end result!

About The BMA

The Bathroom Manufacturers Association which represents major manufacturers of bathroom products who trade in the UK has a powerful and influential voice and is regularly consulted by the press, Government departments, Non Governmental Organisations and the Bathroom Industry as a whole. It is regarded as ‘The Voice of the Bathroom Industry’.

About The Society of British Interior Design (SBID)

The Society of British Interior Design (SBID)is a not-for-profit organisation promoting interior design as a valuable skilled profession. The objective for practitioners is to improve the way designers and architects deliver their service in a transparent and professional format via trained skills and accountability, we aim to separate ourselves from those who practice, but are unqualified to our standards.

SBID is a serious B2B proposition which has attracted the interest of some very high profile companies, with everyone focussed and addressing the issues of sustainability in design and construction. Our membership consists of architects, designers, property developers, national and international construction companies operating in the public and private sectors, including, education, healthcare, hotel and leisure arenas.

At SBID our role is that of communicator & facilitator between our members and the broad try. We therefore look for experts in specific areas such as  property, finance and law to dovetail our aims and objectives of high performance and added value, raising and creating industry standards and finally, through association with SBID enhancing the reputation of all parties with whom we work to create and facilitate business.

SBID is inducted into the ECIA positioning Britain for the very first time as an equal member country alongside sixteen fellow nations, each meeting the high standard of performance, education and competence.


NAPIT was formed in 1992 as the National Association for Professional Inspectors and Testers, with the aim of setting standards for industry. Since then NAPIT’s role has evolved and expanded to be one of the fastest growing Government Approved register holders for Part P Registered Domestic Electrical Installers (both full and defined scope) while continuing to serve the needs of those carrying out equipment testing and electrical installation and testing in commercial and industrial sectors.

Changes to the Building Regulations (Parts F, G, H, J, and L in England and Wales) meant many electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilation contractors were finding they needed to notify work across several disciplines. In the past this has meant having to join several different Competent Persons Schemes to be able to self certify and notify work.

However in April 2006 NAPIT was successful in being awarded additional licences by Government that allowed it to expand its range of Schemes to include plumbing, heating and ventilation and introduced the ‘Complete Solution’. Meaning NAPIT registered businesses only have to join one organisation, with one membership fee, one assessment fee and one notification fee.

About The Furniture Makers' Company

13. FM_Corp_Mem_Logo_2014_SPOT+CMYK_horizontalThe Furniture Makers’ Company is the charity for the British furnishing industry. Its vision is for a thriving British furnishing industry with a talented workforce delivering high quality products, which supports those in need from within its ranks and those who have served it in the past.

It is here to help everyone involved in this exciting creative world, whether a student, designer, maker, business owner, retailer or a current or former employee.

  • It recognises and inspires excellence within the industry with its prestigious Guild Mark awards.
  • It encourages new talent with its extensive education programme.
  • It helps people from the industry when times are tough, with grants, services, time and support.

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