Tuesday this week saw FIS relationship with Barbour ABI take on a new level with #TakeoverTuesday, a social media event which saw the FIS take over the Barbour ABI social channels.  The initiative enabled FIS to promote new Specifiers Guides, the Acoustic Verification Scheme, Annual Conference and showcase our core values and vetted membership to the Barbour ABI community of designers and specifiers.

FIS and Barbour ABI have developed a partnership approach based on knowledge sharing between the two communities with a particular emphasis on legislative compliance, best practice and innovation.  Other aspects to this collaborative partnership have seen Barbour ABI develop a specialist Finishes and Interiors Hub on their website, sharing of Barbour ABI market data with the FIS Membership and discounts for FIS Members on core Barbour ABI services.  Barbour ABI are also running a session on sustainability as part of the FIS Annual Conference this year – plans are to follow this up with a series of white papers exploring sustainability in the finishes and interiors sector.

Simon Mahoney, Group Director at Barbour ABI said

“Our work with FIS reflects the importance of this sector and our ethos of building bridges across the supply chain to join up the various actors and information streams to help deliver transformation.  We appreciate the FIS is a dynamic community and a key source of knowledge.  Helping to draw attention to this through our social channels is a great way to engage our network in this and emphasise the importance of collaboration and delivering transformation through a networked industry.”

Iain McIlwee FIS CEO said

“Core to our ethos as a community is collaboration.  FIS exists to provide a voice, but also eyes and ears for the sector, scanning the horizon for challenges and opportunities and understanding. Barbour ABI are one of the key sources of authoritative information and have a great network and platform that supports all parts of construction – it is great to be working with them in such a proactive way to help share best practice and ensure the wider market are aware of what we as a community can do to support them and help deliver transformation.”

You can see the content from our #TakeoverTuesday here

Register for the FIS Virtual Conference – every Wednesday in September

Visit the FIS Interior Design Hub on the  Barbour ABI platform here

Members receive 15% discount off any products within the Barbour ABI portfolio – access your discount here