Five housewares names – Roy Kirkham & Co, Country Matters, Buttercup China, Smash Enterprises and Shopbox – have joined the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA).
Roy Kirkham & Co was founded over thirty years ago and is recognised as one of the leading manufacturers of English fine bone china products. Still family- owned, the company is associated with exclusively designed products, majoring on decorative patterns with a bright, classical, translucent finish.
Country Matters produces wall art canvases, trays, placemats and coasters, covering equine, hunting, shooting, fishing and farming subjects. Buttercup China specialises in design-led themed items in bone china, supporting a wide range of businesses from football teams and museums to cake shops and multinational organisations.
Smash Enterprises is a distributor company known for its extensive range of lunchboxes, drink bottles, stationery and outside dining. Finally, Shopbox – as seen on BBC TV series ‘Dragon’s Den’ – supplies secure, lockable and weatherproof delivery boxes that enable users to order groceries (with frozen food kept at -15deg C for 12 hours) and other items online – without the need to stay in to accept delivery.
BHETA home enhancement sector director Will Jones commented: “It’s clear that recent BHETA events and initiatives focusing on retail engagement and networking are attracting companies and brands in the housewares market to join BHETA. This is great, as brand names and a great range of categories within both home improvement and home enhancement both add to our ability to create really good business development opportunities for all our members.”