For the first time in its 110-year history BHF Group has a female president - Sadie Chalkley of Tenbury Wells' JG Banfield, her family firm.

BHF Group votes in first woman president

For the first time in its 110-year history BHF Group has a female president – Sadie Chalkley of Tenbury Wells’ JG Banfield, her family firm.

BHF Group votes in first woman president

She was voted into office by members at the group AGM and also re-elected chairman of the British Hardware Federation division.

Chalkley will preside over the most significant year for the retail trade association in its history to date: the proposed merger by the year end with the British Shops and Stores Association.

It will lead to the creation of the largest trade association for independent non-food retailers, and the worldwide IHA Congress in September will be the biggest event of its type that the group has hosted.

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