Barbour ABI launches Home Improvement Partnership with NHIC and FMB

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Barbour ABI has teamed up with the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) and the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) to form the Home Improvement Partnership

The Home Improvement Partnership will give the industry access to data that will help businesses from every part of the supply chain to plan for the future, and develop their offerings and investment.

Barbour ABI has been publishing an annual Home Improvement Report for several years. The in-depth report examines the industry, highlights the national interest for home improvements and identifies the type of projects that are currently trending.

The Home Improvement Partnership will see Barbour ABI produce a monthly or quarterly summary on top of the annual deep dive. These reports will be made available to all members of the NHIC and FMB.

Chief economist at Barbour ABI, Tom Hall, said: “We are committed to improving everyone’s ability to make strategic decisions in an under-served industry that will be critical to meeting the goals of the future, particularly if we are to achieve energy reduction targets.”

Verified data on the home improvement industry

Anna Scothern, CEO of NHIC, said: “Barbour ABI is the leading construction industry intelligence provider in the UK and gives robust, verified data on the home improvement industry.

“Their team of professionals carry out thousands of calls with people in the industry every year and use their knowledge and expertise to make assessments about the industry and likely trends that we need to be aware of.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with them on this initiative and look forward to our members benefitting from their knowledge.”

Brian Berry, CEO of the FMB, said: “Our members, many of whom are small, family businesses, wouldn’t normally have the resources to commission bespoke reports so this partnership with Barbour ABI is very exciting and will be hugely beneficial to our members and the wider construction industry.”

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