Date(s) - 28/01/2021
BHETA’s Homebase “Meet the Buyer” day takes place on Thursday 28th January 2021 by way of Zoom link.
We are delighted to announce that BHETA has secured a “Meet the Buyer Day” initiative this time with one of the industry’s major Home Improvement retailers Homebase. Currently at an exciting stage in their strategic development and growth plans Homebase are keen to engage with suppliers.
Who should attend?
Homebase is looking for suppliers who can supply new products to complement their existing ranges. Products need to be new and innovative and offer a point of difference. Homebase operate a multi-channel offering and are looking for an extension to their on-line ranges to support the landing of their new website in March 2021. Suppliers should make consideration for home delivery and a ‘do it for me’ service.
Who will attend from Homebase?
Representatives from the commercial teams will be in attendance including Buyers for the following product categories – Power Tools & Hand Tools, Plumbing, Electrical, Heating, Cooling, Smart Home, Tiling & Flooring, Hardware and Fixings. Attached spreadsheet details product categories.
What should I bring and how long do I have?
Each supplier can bring two people and will be allocated a 20-minute appointment with the relevant buyer. Suppliers are able to book additional appointments if they have products relevant for other categories. Homebase urges suppliers to concentrate on the features and benefits of their products, supported by cost price proposals.
If it is online what will I need?
A suitable device (laptop or computer) with in built camera and internet access. The joining instructions will be forwarded nearer the time.
How will it work?
You will be allocated a specific meeting time with an agreed buyer; it is recommended that you join the event 15 mins prior to your time and register after which you will be placed into a virtual holding room and then called for your meeting.
How do I book a place?
To book a place, please follow the link below to complete the online booking form and category & buyers list.
Member rate: £45.00+VAT
Non-member rate: £149.00+VAT, if it’s your first BHETA Meet the Buyer event
Non-member rate: £199.00+VAT, if you have attended a prior BHETA Meet the Buyer event
(Payment by non-members must be received prior to the event)
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 20th January 2021. If you have any queries, please email Helen Farnell, firstname.lastname@example.org, from the BHETA Member Services team.
- In the event of over-subscription, BHETA member places will be allocated on a first come first served basis per buyer.
- Participation in BHETA’s ‘Meet the Buyer’ events is solely for UK suppliers, manufacturers and distributors.
- BHETA will not confirm non-member bookings until 11th January at the earliest, as priority booking goes to BHETA members.
Please note: The BHETA offices will be closed for the Christmas break between 23rd December 2020 to 4th January 2021. We will process all applications and answer queries received on our return.