Companion commits to raising standards for bathroom adaptations

March 2018


Homeowners looking for reputable fitters to carry out adaptations so they can safely and easily continue using their bathrooms will be reassured by the latest partnership between a nationwide supplier of easy bathing adaptations, Companion and the British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom Installers (BiKBBI).

Companion has joined high street names including B&Q, Bathstore, John Lewis and Wren Kitchens by becoming one of the BiKBBI’s retail partners to ensure robust installation standards are adhered to by all its contractors who must be registered with BiKKBI.

BiKBBI is a government sanctioned and not-for-profit registered organisation, dedicated to improving standards within the industry. It works with professional installers, retailers and manufacturers whilst providing consumers with access to free practical advice so they can make an informed choice.

Companion provides bathing products and adaptations including walk-in baths, easy access showers and wet rooms throughout the UK, as a result of both direct advertising and also via their partnerships with nationwide mobility retailers.

“Becoming a retail partner of BiKBBI is a further indication of our commitment to delivering the very best service for our customers. We wholeheartedly support BiKKBI’s drive to raise installation standards across the bathroom sector and are proud to be listed alongside some of the finest names in the industry,” said David Harrison, Companion’s sales and marketing director.

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During these unprecedented times, Handicare remains motivated to provide solutions and support to increase the independence of the physically challenged or elderly, to enable them to live an active life, and to facilitate for their care providers and family.

As we navigate through the Coronavirus pandemic we are acutely aware of the challenges we all face, particularly our older customers and those at increased risk of the illness.

Circumstances are changing rapidly. However, we have a robust supply chain andbusiness continuity plans which we’re reviewing regularly in conjunction with the advice and guidance from the government and public health authorities.

We’re doing everything we can to safeguard our employees, suppliers, partners and customers.

We’re prioritising our ability to keep our factories operational and our teams motivated and mobilised to deliver the service level standards you expect from Handicare.

We’ve tightened our health and hygiene protocols for all our employees and taken steps to keep our factories up and running so that we can maintain ‘business as usual’ as the situation develops.

Many of our office-based employees are working from home thanks to the hard work and swift preparations by our teams. Efforts are on-going to extend remote working to as many people as possible according to priorities and to reduce the risks for people who remain on-site as well as our field-based teams.

Other steps we’re taking include:

We currently have no major challenges. We will continue to supply and maintain our much-needed products and services for the many vulnerable people who are completely dependent on them to make their everyday life easier. We take our responsibility seriously for supporting them, particularly at a time when they’re feeling very worried about the risk to their health of contact with strangers in their homes.

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The government and the NHS are currently prioritising initiatives to free up hospital beds which can be used for patients who are unwell with COVID-19. The NHS is therefore keen to discharge patients who are well enough to go home if they have the necessary equipment to assist them.

Handicare has a large team of fully qualified surveyors who are standing by to assist by carrying out stairlift and patient handling assessments. We are keen to offer this service as it will help to free up hospital beds.


18 March 2020