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Totally DIY & Tools speaker line-up confirmed

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From our own Insight DIY’s Steve Collinge, talking on digital retailing futures, to the Hawley Collection Trust of Sheffield’s Kellham Island Museum, the 2017 speaker programme for Totally DIY & Tools covers wide-ranging subjects, offering down-to-earth methods, inspiration and aspiration to DIY, homeware and hardware retailers.

The practical topics, ranging from Building Sales Growth through your People to ‘how to’ presentations on giving your business a good foothold in the digital marketplace, will help to expand retailers’ options for increasing local sales.

The full line-up is as follows and can be seen in more detail here:-

Tuesday 14th February:

  • Revolution & Evolution: Brave New Futures for Home Improvement Retailing, by Steve Collinge, Managing Director of Insight Retail Group
  • Positive Disruption: Connecting Digital Sales with Local Retailers, by Nick Brackenbury, Co-Founder & CEO of NearSt
  • Branding in the Digital Age: Creating & Maintaining a Visible Presence, by Kate Newton, Managing Director of Brookes & Co
  • Making the Most of Ironmongery, by Douglas Masterson, Technical Manager of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers
  • What’s new at Dulux: Product & Training Update, by Vickie Mather, Dulux Academy Manager.

Wednesday 15th February

  • Building Sales Growth through your People, by Anna Britnor Guest, Director & Senior Learning Consultant, Phoenix Training & Development
  • Controlling Margin: the Benefits of Tighter Controls by Mark McArdle, Group Sales Director, Intact Software
  • The Hawley Collection: Giving the Past a Future, by Dr Simon Barley, Trustee, Ken Hawley Collection Trust, Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield.

“We’re focussed on bringing our retailing visitors solid, business-building talks but with an eye to the fast pace of change in local and national retailing as we enter the digital age,” says exhibition director Bill Butler of organisers Brintex Events. “Independent retailers need all the help they can get from our Totally Free seminars.”

Totally DIY & Tools takes place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, from 14-15 February 2017. Registration is open on the Totally show website at: The show is dedicated trade-only and again features the BHETA new product Innovation Zone. 

Source: Insight DIY & Totally Team

20 January 2017

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