Date(s) - 10/04/2019
BHETA has confirmed a ‘Meet the Buyer’ day with one of the UK’s largest home improvement (DIY) retailers, Toolstation.
The event will take place on Wednesday 10th April 2019 at the Webbington Hotel and Spa in Loxton, Somerset.
Toolstation – part of the wider Travis Perkins business – is one of Britain’s fastest growing suppliers to the trade, home improvers and self-builders industry. With a multi-channel offering, Toolstation customers can buy online, at over 300 branches across the UK, through a dedicated UK call centre, or via a mobile website.
Offering top brands at everyday low prices across electrical, plumbing, screws and fixings and trade essentials, it offers some 15,000 trade quality products overall. The Toolstation website enables customers to check stock in their local branch and Click & Collect their order in as little as ten minutes. The range includes everything from painting and decorating tools, ladders and cleaning products to lighting including the latest innovative LED lighting systems to a range of adhesives and sealants, kitchens, bathrooms and ironmongery.
At the ‘Meet the Buyer’ day, Toolstation is looking for innovations from companies of all sizes, including small companies. To speed up the listing process, it has partnered with Philex to act as distributors to get suitable products into Toolstation as quickly as possible. For any products approved by Toolstation, suppliers will be required to meet with Philex at the event following their buyer meeting.
Supplier will be allocated a 20-minute appointment time with relevant buyers, and the buying team will be headed up on the day by buying managers and their team of seven buyers. A maximum of two people from each supplier company will be allowed and suppliers are urged to use the time available to concentrate on the features and benefits of their products, supported by cost price proposals.
The opportunity is for new and existing Toolstation suppliers and as such, is sure to attract a big response. There will be a limit to the number of people that can be accommodated on the day, so delegates are advised to book as soon as possible.
All suppliers wishing to attend need to fill in a Product Category form to enable BHETA to organise the day efficiently. To offset the cost of the day, BHETA will need to charge members a fee of £99.00 excluding VAT (£118.80 inc VAT) and non-members a fee of £199.00 excluding VAT (£238.80 inc VAT) per company.
Forms need to be submitted no later than Wednesday 27th March 2019, together with any payment to Nicola Adams-Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about BHETA membership and events, contact the Member Services Team on 0121 237 1130 or visit the BHETA website www.bheta.co.uk.