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Networking events

Regular DIY & Housewares forums, workshops and ‘Meet the Buyer’ days are hosted by BHETA offering members the unique opportunity to interact with major retailers and other member companies.

Recent guest speakers have included, Ben Philips, MD at Steamer Trading, Matthew Canwell, Director of Buying at Lakeland, Ian Bradley, Senior Category Leader for Home Living at Amazon, Alan Archer of the Select Group, Chris Cunliffe of Selco, Commercial Team from Ocado, James Walker, Head of Innovation at Kingfisher Plc, David Hewitt, Merchandise Director of Bentalls, Ian Preedy, Group Commercial Director of Travis Perkins.

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BHETA Home Improvement Forum - 26th September 2017

BHETA Home Improvement Forum - 26th September 2017

The next BHETA Home Improvement Forum is to take place on 26th September at Federation House and there is a great line up of speakers.

Chris Cunliffe, CEO of Selco, Nils Kernchen, Country Manager of ManoMano, David Hibbert, Joint MD of Stax and Paul Martin, Head of Retail at KPMG will guarantee an informative, practical and up to the minute agenda.

Full details will soon be available from BHETA Member Services.

For further information or to register your interest contact:
BHETA Member Services
Tel: 0121 237 1130 or email info@bheta.co.uk

 

BHETA Export Mission to Slovenia - 8th & 9th October 2017

BHETA Export Mission to Slovenia - 8th & 9th October 2017

BHETA has organised an export mission to Slovenia for members on 8th & 9th October, to include a networking conference. The conference will bring together retailers and distributors from across the Baltic States to meet UK suppliers from the home improvement, utility housewares (storage, laundry, and cleaning) and garden markets.

The conference is being run by the British – Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and it will throw new light on doing business in Slovenia, a country increasingly seen as the gateway to the burgeoning opportunities that exist in the twenty million population Baltic States region.  The area is serviced by home improvement retailers including Merkur, Topdom, OBI and Bauhaus among others.  

BHETA’s Home Improvement Sector Director, Paul Grinsell explained,The conference will bring together relevant industry speakers plus buyers / representatives all the major home improvement, utility housewares and gardening retailers in the area.  Individual meetings with these retailers and distributors can be arranged on request as part of the BHETA mission and a full list of the retailers and distributors can be obtained from the BHETA Member Services Team.”

For further information or to register your interest contact:
BHETA Member Services
Tel: 0121 237 1130 or email info@bheta.co.uk

 

BHETA Export Forum - 11th October 2017

BHETA Export Forum - 11th October 2017

The Export Committee is hosting a BHETA Export Forum for members on October 11th at Austin Court in Birmingham to coincide with the Chamber’s International Annual Conference on the day following.

For further information or to register your interest contact:
Dawn Clarke
BHETA Member Services
Tel: 0121 237 1130 or email dc@bheta.co.uk

Home Hardware 'Meet the Buyer' day - 17th October 2017

Home Hardware 'Meet the Buyer' day - 17th October 2017

We are delighted to announce that BHETA, in conjunction with the garden industry trade association GIMA, has confirmed a “Meet the Buyer” event with the UK’s largest retailer owned organisation Home Hardware.

The event will take place on Tuesday 17th October at a hotel in or near to Barnstaple.

Participants will be allocated a 20 minute appointment time with relevant buyers and the team will be headed up on the day by Jim Chadwick and his team of 5 buyers.

For further information or to register your interest contact:
BHETA Member Services
Tel: 0121 237 1130 or email info@bheta.co.uk

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