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Shelley Boyle, Lead Business Developer at Mano Mano announced as keynote speaker at Export Conference

Join us at the Stratford Manor Hotel in Stratford upon Avon on Thursday 17th March for this one day conference, organised by BHETA in conjunction with Gardenex, PetQuip and CHA. Top level speakers will provide topical advice and trends plus valuable export insights, from mega trends in retailing worldwide to easing the path of exporting in future.




Key Retail Speaker ManoMano is the European online leader specialising in DIY, Home Improvement and Gardening. ManoMano employs 800 people in 4 offices (Paris, Bordeaux and Barcelona) and operates across 6 European markets: France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Germany and the UK. ManoMano represents over 3,600 retail partners and brings together the most comprehensive online DIY, home & gardening catalogue, with more than 10 million products (enough to suit all styles & projects).


CASE STUDIES. Five companies present their experiences in developing exports, including

  • SPEAR & JACKSON; Steve Turner. Manufacturer of professional garden and hand tool products
  • CROYDEX; Jon Langford.  For over 100 years, Croydex has invented innovative bathroom products that overcome a genuine customer need – from easy fit cabinets and accessories to toilet seats that never come loose.
  • MONUMENT TOOLS; Jonathan Collier. Monument Tools is an Innovative, UK based, Privately Owned company which Designs, Manufactures and Markets Professional Quality Tools for Plumbing, Roofing and Drainage





Disruption, demand drivers and pandemic links: global trends in the home improvement and gardening industries. Strategy consultant and market researcher with over 6 years of industry experience delivering full-service market research projects across consumer goods industries.



Legalities of International Trade for Businesses
Andrew is a Partner specialising in trade, regulatory and public policy. He heads up Fieldfisher’s Brexit taskforce and London trade team, advising a wide variety of businesses and industry bodies on trade and supply chain issues. He also currently advises the UK Government on the negotiation of a number of ongoing trade agreements.





World Economic Overview
Olivia is an Investment Manager at Rathbones, where she runs portfolios for charities and institutions. She is trustee of a charity herself, the Friends of Moorfields Eye Hospital, where she chairs the investment committee. She is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder, and studied Economics & Politics at Exeter University.



Export Procedures and Compliance – Where are we now?
Strong and Herd (S&H LLP) are widely respected consultants in all areas of International trade, providing training, consultancy and practical office solutions in importing, exporting and customs procedures to a wide variety of UK/EU companies since 1995. They provide a wide variety of training courses and guides on exporting and importing and offer business support on many aspects of international trade. Tim Hiscock, Export Development and International Trade Adviser, has thirty years’ experience in international  sales management in a wide range of manufacturing sectors.



Visit our ‘Ask the Expert’ zone, where a number of leading organisations will have information and advice on how to help you with your international trade. These include the Department for International Trade, which will have information on the multiple ways it can help exporters




The conference is a timely opportunity for you to network and exchange information with fellow UK exporters from the Housewares, DIY, gardening, pet product, horticultural sectors

BHETA’s Chief Operating Officer, Will Jones commented, “There is already significant industry interest in this top-level export conference thanks to the quality of the agenda and the insights, inspiration and practical advice that the speakers will give delegates. As joint organisers and sponsors, BHETA, Gardenex and Petquip are working with the venue to ensure that all necessary safeguards are put in place vis a vis Covid to ensure that the conference is secure and both speakers and delegates can enjoy it with confidence.”

Director General of Gardenex and PetQuip, Amanda Sizer Barrett confirmed: “The Future for International Trade conference is always a lively and informative occasion focussing on retail trends in international markets, the practicalities of export logistics, compliance and the inspiring case studies by some of the UK’s leading exporters. It’s all about helping UK companies navigate their best routes to secure international sales, especially in a changed world post-Brexit and with the ongoing impact of the pandemic.”


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