BHETA to host export forum

Housewares, DIY and garden companies with export ambitions have a chance gain insider knowledge thanks to The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA).

BHETA to host export forum

As part of its 2014 export initiative, BHETA is holding an exclusive forum for members on Thursday September 4 with the UK Trade & Investment’s (UKTI). Equally relevant to export novices , operators with limited experience looking to expand, or long-standing exporters looking to develop additional markets, the forum will be held in Birmingham.

Items on the agenda include an overview from the regional director of the UKTI, plus separate break-out sessions for members (depending on their level of export experience) run by three UKTI international trade advisors. The forum will also feature advice on foreign exchange transactions and currency risk management from BHETA associate member AFEX, and three case studies from non-member and member companies operating in the overseas housewares, DIY sectors and garden sectors. The event will close with a networking lunch.

BHETA’s home improvement sector director Peter Stone said: “This Forum signals the start of a concerted export initiative from BHETA as Trade Challenge Partners of the UKTI. It will be followed by a series of focused workshops, designed to help individual members achieve specific export objectives. So I would encourage all members to ‘get in at the beginning’ by attending on September 4.”

BHETA’s Home enhancement sector director Will Jones added: “With export becoming ever more crucial to ever more companies, we’re expecting a very high turnout at this event. So it’s importance to book soon.” If you are interested in attending, contact Sally Hawkins of BHETA’s membership services team at

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