The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA)’s Annual General Meeting on May 28 saw the election of Roger Morgan Grenville as BHETA’s new president, following the retirement of previous president Clive Lloyd after his allotted two years in the role.
The meeting also welcomed Nick Cornwell, managing director of DKB Household – manual appliances to the board, which was confirmed as otherwise unchanged.
Roger Morgan Grenville is managing director of kitchenware company Dexam, a role he has had for 20 years, following an army career with the Royal Green Jackets.
The family run company services the UK and Europe from its headquarters and distribution facility at Midhurst in West Sussex. It specialises in the design, development and supply of branded housewares to department stores, mail order companies, cookshops, garden centres, on-line stores and gift shops, across kitchen tools, gadgets, cookware, bakeware, textiles and cake decorating.
BHETA home enhancement sector director Will Jones described the unanimous election of Roger Morgan Grenville as a great opportunity to spearhead BHETA’s commitment to driving the housewares, SDA, garden and DIY markets still further.
‘BHETA is now a force to be reckoned with in terms of market expertise, contacts and engagement with all types of retailer in both the home and export markets,” he said. “And Roger’s knowledge, experience and enthusiasm will be a terrific additional asset.’
Commenting on his election as BHETA president, Roger Morgan Grenville added: ‘Suppliers are faced with a crowded market and we only deserve a place there if we consistently introduce innovative, functional products backed with the sort of service which makes us a pleasure to deal with. BHETA can really contribute on both these fronts and I am looking forward to communicating that message to the all sectors of the industry.