The Kbsa has hailed the 2017 AGM Conference and Networking Dinner as the best one ever, as more retailers than ever attended event, held at the Welcombe Hotel, Stratford upon Avon.
There were over 120 delegates in total in attendance, with 43 retailers attending an exclusive dinner the night before which included two presentations from corporate sponsors Blum and NEFF.
Other new additions to this year’s programme included a number of business briefing sessions and workshops covering key topics such as legal services, insurance, social media, digital services and PR.
The popular ‘Meet the Corporate’ initiative was repeated with key sponsors Britannia, Clear/QANW, Cosentino, Whirlpool, Omega and PWS on hand to meet with retailers.
National Chair Richard Hibbert said that the Kbsa had taken on board feedback from last year to make the changes and present a new format and features to benefit retailers.
Uwe Hanneck, acting Kbsa CEO, presented the future strategy of the Kbsa, reinforcing the association’s commitment to improving benefits and bringing on board new members. He said, “We have a clear mission to work ‘Better Together’ and be a powerful and legitimate voice for the sector.
We are on track to achieve these goals and confirm our position as the only trade association to support and
represent the independent KBB retailers.”