The 2019 Bathroom & Kitchen Business Conference has been hailed a resounding success by delegates who attended the event in Carden Park, Cheshire.
The conference, which was sold out, featured a programme of speakers on a range of topics, including Eversheds’ Philip Crosbie on the law and compliance, and NKBA’s Suzie Williford introducing the Global Connect initiative.
The conference also saw BRG’s David Harrop and Dan Thirkel provide an overview of the global bathroom market, while David Henig explored the implications of Brexit on trade.
In the afternoon, Hayley Robson from Day True, Lindsay Blair from Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms magazine and Marianne Shillingford from Akzonobel Dulux discussed their thoughts and took questions from the audience. Cate Trotter, trends specialist, also looked at the changing face of retail, and then hosted a design influence and trends panel.
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Each speaker provided information about how to achieve business success in the challenging and uncertain times that prevail in the industry. Bathroom industry professional Tim Pollard was facilitator for the day.
Tom Reynolds, BMA CEO, commented on the event, and said: “It was a supercharged day with something for everyone. All the major issues that impact on the bathroom industry were covered, including compliance, global markets, design influences, trends and a fascinating insight into what the future of trade may look like post Brexit.
“The brilliant Ellis Watson set the standard for the day with an energetic and outstanding motivational speech about how to be brave, manage change and bring passion into business.”
Alan Dodds, President of the BMA, also added: “It was one of the best conferences, I have attended. With so many inspirational and informative speakers, our delegates were able to take away a wealth of information that will make a meaningful difference to their businesses.”