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Pam Plant, housewares director of the British Home Enhancement Trades Association, has resigned after nine years in the role.
The announcement of her departure from the association comes during the ongoing plans to merge BHETA with the British Jewellery, Giftware and Finishing Federation. The merger, said BHETA ceo David French, "created an opportune moment for her to move on."
Pam, who for many members is the face of the association and of the successful Exclusively Housewares show, will not leave until the end of June in order to see through this year's exhibition on June 9-10 at London's Business Design Centre.
Commenting on her decision, Pam said: "The merger with the BJGF and relocation to Birmingham will mark the start of a new era for BHETA and I felt it was a good moment for me, personally, also to have a fresh start. I wish the BHETA team all the best with their move, and as I am hoping to find a new role within the Housewares industry, I am sure I will still be working with them in the future, albeit in a different way! My focus for the time-being however, is very much on Exclusively Housewares and looking after my members, so nothing will change until the end of June."
BHETA president Andrew Weiss said of her decision to leave: "Of course we will all miss Pam. She has been instrumental in the development of BHETA's housewares sector and her industry knowledge is second to none. She represents a hard act to follow and we'll be talking to members about how to find a suitable replacement in the coming weeks."