BHETA forum targets home improvement suppliers

BHETA’s next networking forum is to feature guest speakers from Selco, ManoMano and Stax, the organisation has revealed.

They will joined by Paul Martin, head of retail at KPMG, for the latest view on the economic situation as it affects the home improvement industry.  The forum is to take place on September 26 at Federation House.

Finance director Rob Brewill of Selco Builders Warehouse – the trade exclusive self-select service builders’ merchant  – will be outlining the company’s plans. He will be joined by Nils Kernchen, country manager of internet DIY and garden retailer ManoMano, now stockist of 177,000 products online. David Hibbert, joint MD of Stax wholesale depots and cash & carry warehouses, will be outlining supplier opportunities with independent retailers and professional users throughout the UK.

BHETA home improvement sector director Paul Grinsell commented: “This line up of speakers will provide an excellent chance for suppliers to hear the latest news from three very different routes to market and to understand the opportunities with each.”

The event will start at 10.00am with registration from 9.15am and will include a networking lunch.

Applications to attend the forum should be made to BHETA’s Member Services Team on or 0121 237 1130.