Sep '16

The KBSA have reported a record number of bookings already for this year’s AGM, National Conference and Networking Dinner being held at The Welcombe Hotel, Stratford on Avon. During the dinner, the 2016 KBSA Designer Awards will be presented. Many of the shortlisted entrants have already booked their places. In addition, the Kbsa Excellence Awards; namely the KBSA Customer Service Award along and with the KBSA Training Award, sponsored by the CITB and the Supplier Awards are also being presented .

Speakers include Uwe Hanneck, Consultant and Acting Kbsa CEO; Lord Digby Jones, former head of the CBI; Rita Clifton CBE, International Branding Expert; Andrew Davis, Social Media Expert; Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director Dulux; and Peter Stonely, Consumer Legislation Expert .

Tina Riley ,Kbsa National Chair said ‘There is something for everyone to help develop and improve their own activities and we are already looking forward to the day with relish. I would add that bookings to date are well ahead of last year, and I would urge members wishing to avoid disappointment to book sooner rather than later!

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our Key Sponsor of the Conference, NEFF, and Key Sponsor of the Designer Awards Blum for their support. “ Key sponsors Neff and Blum will also be participating with other sponsors PWS and AEG in ‘Meet The Corporate’. Retail members are encouraged to come along to talk to Kbsa Corporate sponsors from 11 am. The AGM & Conference will start at 2pm, with registration at 1.30 pm.

Delegates can book for this event by contacting Dawn Harlow, at KBSA Head Office Admin on 01623 818808, or by email to

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