South East Regional Business Forum

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South East Regional Business Forum

Wednesday 24th August @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join us at our Regional Business Forum
Join us on Wednesday 24 August 2022 at Denham Grove Hotel, Tilehouse Lane, Uxbridge UB9 5DG.
Register online using the form below. EDA Forums bring together suppliers, manufacturers and wholesalers.
Attendance is all part of your EDA benefits – there is no charge to attend and you’ll enjoy:
  • Fresh ideas and latest business opportunities for wholesalers
  • Refreshments throughout the day, including lunch
  • Networking breaks


9.00am– 9.50am: Registration & refreshments 

9.50am – 10.00am: Welcome & introductions
Presenter: Richard McCartney, Director of Supplier Relations, Edmundson Electrical Ltd

10.00am – 10.45am: Latest EDA news update: industry forecasts, sector survey results, up-skilling your team to drive sales, and why great product data is your silent sales team
Presenters: Margaret Fitzsimons, CEO, and the EDA Team

10.45am – 11.15am: Bring your contractor customers closer to your business: the latest professional development rules for electricians and contractors are a golden opportunity for wholesalers
Presented by: Daniel Colborne, Projects and Specifications/CPD Lead Trainer, Specialised Wiring Accessories

11.15am – 11.45am Refreshment Break

11.45am – 12.15pm: Arc Fault Detection Devices: why the latest wiring regs mean AFDDs offer a huge opportunity for wholesalers
Presenter: Paul Collins IEng MIET, Technical Support & Training Manager, Hager Ltd

12.15pm – 1.00pm: Manufacturers’ viewpoint and Q&A: get the latest regulatory and product updates from our panel of experts
Nick Hayler, Head of Building Electrical Systems, BEAMA;
Dr Jeremy Hodge, Secretary General, British Cables Association (BCA);
Bob Bohannan, Head of Policy and Academy, Lighting Industry Association (LIA)


2.00pm – 2.30pm: Why smart lighting presents opportunities for the wholesaler    
Presenter: James Foster, OCTO National Sales Manager, Ansell Lighting

2.30pm – 3.30pm: Don’t get bigger, get better: harness the 5 key drivers of profit and transform your bottom line. This ‘how to’ session offers real, practical strategies you can implement immediately.
Presenter: Peter Hill, Chartered and Certified Accountant and Consultant, is an expert in practical strategies to help business improve their profitability. The author of ‘Pricing for Profit’ Peter’s expertise is in demand across Europe and the US.

3.30pm Closing remarks

Afternoon tea and continued networking

Register here for the South East Regional Business Forum, Wednesday 24 August


Wednesday 24th August
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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020 3141 7350


Denham Grove Hotel
Tilehouse Lane
Denham, Buckinghamshire UB9 5DG United Kingdom
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01895 833338