Tabletop Group chief executive David French has been voted to remain president of the British Hardware & Housewares Manufacturers’ Association for an unprecedented third term, to oversee the restructuring of the association.
The association’s recent AGM also established that the following non-executive directors should remain in office: Claus Saumweber of RB UK; Helen Hibbert of ECM Housewares; John Newcomb of Imperial International; Martin Stoddard of Stoddard Manufacturing; Martin Tompsett of Rollins; and Andrew Weiss of Isaac Lord. They are joined by Max Crosby-Browne of HallsBeeline; Andrew Brooks of Paton Calvert; and Chris Ball of Abru.
It was reported that the association had reduced its operating losses significantly by cutting operating costs and increasing contributions from its packaging waste scheme and various exhibitions. It was predicted that the association would return to surplus this year. Reserves stand at £3.4m.
The BHHMA is due to change its name to the British Home Enhancement Trade Association, or BHETA, on June 28.