Former BHETA housewares director Pam Plant has broken her silence over the association’s legal action against member Charles Harrison, describing it as “totally unacceptable”.
In a comment posted on HousewaresLive.net today she urges members of the association’s Board to tell chief executive David French “to call off the legal boys”, adding, “we won’t allow bully boy tactics to win”. And she is offering to help anyone who cannot attend next week’s extraordinary general meeting by being their proxy.
BHETA has taken out an injunction against Harrison, who is threatening to reveal the contents of three confidential emails that passed between association Board members. BHETA has confirmed that the emails were in connection with the association’s proposed merger with the British Jewellery, Giftware & Finishing Federation, which Harrison opposes. He has already been ordered to pay £10,000 in costs, and the association is seeking to recover almost the same amount again.
Now, Plant, who resigned as housewares director of BHETA following the merger announcement, says the Board has gone too far. She describes Harrison as “straightforward and absolutely honest”, and adds that she “would certainly be very careful before I suggested anything he said was inaccurate or misleading”.
BHETA has called an EGM next Thursday, July 23, at Brooke House, Northampton for a vote on the merger, and Plant is urging members to “make sure your vote counts”.
To those unable to attend she says: “I will be there so if you would like me to be your proxy let me know immediately. I understand that all proxy votes have to be registered at Brooke House by next Tuesday, so there is no time to waste. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and my mobile is 07774 132199.”
To read Pam Plant’s full comment go to https://housewareslive.net/news/news.asp?id=5801&title=%91If+there%92s+nothing+to+hide%2C+publish+the+emails%92+Harrison+tells+BHETA