Called BHETA Surgery, the first session is aimed at housewares suppliers and will take place after lunch at the next BHETA Housewares Forum, held on February 21 at the association’s headquarters in Birmingham.
Prior to the event, attendees will be invited to submit questions about the day-to-day running of their businesses. Typical queries could be: the best contacts at a particular retailer, how to follow up queries with a trading partner, advice on export opportunities, or the best response to a request for a change in trading terms.
The questions will be submitted to the BHETA Housewares Committee and a selection will be discussed at the Surgery. The Committee comprises: Richard Walker (Eddingtons), Will Jones (BHETA housewares sector director), Mark Baumann (Meyer Group), Tony Grimshaw (What More UK), Kate O’Neil (Rayware), Seema Bhogaita (The Cookware Company), Paul Shelley (Haus Marketing & Distribution), Mark Newbold (Metaltex), and Jane Mason (Le Creuset).