The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA)’s Annual General Meeting on May 28 saw the election of Roger Morgan Grenville as BHETA’s new President following the retirement of previous President Clive Lloyd after his allotted two years in the role. The meeting also welcomed Nick Cornwell, Managing Director DKB Household – Manual Appliances to the Board, which was confirmed as otherwise unchanged.
Well known industry figure, Roger Morgan Grenville is managing director of high quality kitchenware company, Dexam, a role he has had for 20 years, following an army career with the Royal Green Jackets. The family run company services the UK and Europe from its headquarters and distribution facility in Midhurst, West Sussex. It specialises in the design, development and supply of branded housewares to department stores, mail order companies, cookshops, garden centres, on-line stores and gift shops, across kitchen tools, gadgets, cookware, bakeware, textiles and cake decorating. Outside of the company, Roger is also a well known author, fundraiser and cricket aficcionado.
Will Jones, BHETA’s Home Enhancement Sector Director, described the unanimous election of Roger Morgan Grenville as a great opportunity to spearhead BHETA’s commitment to driving the housewares, SDA, garden and DIY markets still further. “BHETA is now a force to be reckoned with in terms of market expertise, contacts and engagement with all types of retailer in both the home and export markets and Roger’s knowledge, experience and enthusiasm will be a terrific additional asset.”
Home Improvement Sector Director, Peter Stone added, “Over the last few years, the Association has focused firmly on added value for members in terms of sales support, product development and retail engagement and this in turn has generated considerable growth in the organisation. Roger’s track record in product innovation and retail support can only add to BHETA’s credibility as the perfect trade association partner for today’s retailers.
Commenting on his election as BHETA President, Roger Morgan Grenville added, “Suppliers are faced with a crowded market and we only deserve a place there if we consistently introduce innovative, functional products backed with the sort of service which makes us a pleasure to deal with. BHETA can really contribute on both these fronts and I am looking forward to communicating that message to the all sectors of the industry.”