Latest headlines

BHETA members launch exclusive new DIY products for spring 2017
BHETA members launch exclusive new DIY products for spring 2017 BHETA …
April 2017

BHETA sponsors exciting content at Exclusively shows 2017
BHETA sponsors exciting content at Exclusively shows 2017 BHETA is to …
April 2017

Amazon's BHETA forum attracts 280+ delegates
Amazon's BHETA forum attracts 280+ delegates BHETA’s next networking forum featuring …
April 2017

Kingfisher buoyed by strong Screwfix sales
Kingfisher buoyed by strong Screwfix sales DIY specialist Kingfisher reported a …
March 2017

More latest headlines...

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.

To read more about BHETA Networking events, download PDF.

To find out what our members say about these events, click here

Amazon to present at BHETA Forum - 21st April 2017

Amazon to present at BHETA Forum - 21st April 2017

E.commerce continues to make a significant impact on the retail landscape and is projected for further growth in the foreseeable future. The UK consumer is at the forefront of this digital evolution and Amazon are currently recognised as one of the leading e-tail platforms in the field.

To help suppliers gain a better understanding of the phenomenon Amazon Category Leaders Jeff Wemyss and Oliver Sawers will be using the next BHETA Networking Forum to share how digital innovation is fuelling the Amazon business and the opportunities that this presents to existing and potential suppliers seeking revenue growth. The Forum will take place on April 21st and will be held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

The new Amazon team intend to build an ongoing relationship with BHETA and its members and this initial presentation will include an update on the progress of the Amazon business, an introduction to innovations which are particularly relevant for the Housewares, SDA, Home Improvement and Tools & Garden Power categories, plus the opportunity to network with the Amazon buying team.

BHETA is also pleased to welcome Decco - Chief Operating Officer - Charlie Lacey who will be outlining to suppliers the opportunities that 7 UK based distribution centres servicing UK High St retailers and garden centres can provide.

Market research experts GFK - will be presenting relevant updates covering all the key industry sectors and providing an interesting insight into the progress being made by E-commerce.

One of the biggest challenges currently facing suppliers is the ongoing issue of the exchange rate fluctuations and its impact on the cost of goods post-Brexit. Clive Daley of mdj2 Associates has extensive knowledge and experience from both a retailer and supplier perspective has agreed to share with you his suggestions and offer some practical solutions on how to handle this situation.

There will also be the opportunity to network with a host of BHETA service providers who will be on hand to provide up to date details on all of their latest initiatives designed to help and support your business.

Once again we anticipate this BHETA Forum will be particularly popular and therefore will take place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The member price to attend this event will be £45.00 + vat per person to cover administrative and venue costs. The non-member rate will be £149.00 + vat per person. The cost includes free car parking and a networking buffet lunch. The event will start at 10.00am with registration from 9.15am. Directions to the event can be found HERE

Applications to attend the forum should be made to Dawn Clarke of the Member Services Team on or 0121 237 1130, by completing and returning Booking Form found HERE

BHETA and bira Golf Day - 19th July 2017

BHETA and bira Golf Day - 19th July 2017

The industry’s two leading trade associations The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) and British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) will come together again to present a friendly but, competitive networking, business and social occasion in the calendar by way of the ‘Tussle on the Turf’ golf event.

The event is to be held on July 19th in Stratford-upon-Avon at The Welcombe Golf Club.

Interested parties should contact organiser:
Michael Dark, MDA Associates
Tel: 01582 621121
Mob: 07973 829184

Our award-winning business intelligence software is primarily designed for manufacturing, distribution and retail companies – anyone who sells a wide range of products to a varied customer base. Most of our current users are in sales & marketing, management, finance, purchasing and IT.
Recruitment service provider, nationwide coverage within FMCG and associated sectors. Based in Staffordshire, we’re a business development expert. From market research to product development. From design to digital, mobile apps to public relations, websites to sales. SEO to customer relationship management.