BHETA has announced that John Baker has resigned as non-executive director of the association with immediate effect – but he has been co-opted back on until the next AGM.
Baker’s resignation follows the withdrawal of tool company Wolfcraft – by which he was employed – from the UK at the end of last year, and is in line with the association’s Memorandum and Articles of Association.
However, the board has voted to co-opt Baker back onto the board to continue negotiations over a proposed merger with the British Jewellery, Giftware and Finishing Federation.
Speaking to HousewaresLive.net’s sister site diyweek.net about Baker’s involvement in the continuing talks with the BJGF, BHETA ceo David French said: “He’s been involved in the process from the word go, so having his continued involvement until the natural conclusion of that process was seen as a benefit.”
Baker will leave the board at the AGM, which will take place before the end of May. David French will also step down at that time. Charles Harrison is to stand for election as the association president at the same meeting, when current president Andrew Weiss’ tenure ends.
The BHETA board said it was keen to express its thanks to John Baker for the level of contribution he had made to the association and board over a number of years.