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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.

To read more about BHETA Networking events, download PDF.

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Credit Forum - 14th March 2017

Credit Forum - 14th March 2017

Looking to enhance your risk management?
Do you want to discuss industry and credit related issues?
Would you like to build personal networks with fellow members?

The BHETA Credit Forum has been developed after consultation with the management of BHETA and key players in the industry.

During the current financial environment, we believe that to be a member of the forum brings many benefits as well as support and shared experiences.

The forum which is aimed at credit and/or finance professionals is workshop and discussion based rather than lecture based presentations.

Members are invited to attend their first meeting FREE OF CHARGE.

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

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 dc@bheta.co.uk 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
Email: mda.mail@virgin.net
Tel: 01582 621121
Mob: 07973 829184

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