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SHOWCASE YOUR PRODUCTS IN MILAN AT THE HOMI EXHIBITION

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We would like to offer you the fantastic opportunity to be involved in showcasing your products at the HOMI Exhibition in Milan – FIERA MILANO RHO on the 16th to 19th September 2016, which is open only to trade visitors and to experts in design and interior decoration and furnishing.

HOMI is the business opportunity for the lifestyle sector, for further details on this exhibition Click Here.

HOMI covers a range of lifestyle products including Home Textiles.
To view their brochure  click here.

BITA would like to offer you the opportunity to be included on an exhibition stand for only £1100! This is a ‘First Come First Served’ offer for the first six companies to sign up.

This offer includes BITA Director, Diane Harding and her partner David King presenting your products (along with 5 other brands) on a 6sq metre stand. Displays can include: samples, hangers, display books etc (up to a maximum of half a large suitcase, 16kg each). Diane can showcase your products and talk through price lists as well as gather feedback, leads and contacts for you. Click here to view Diane’s Linkedin account.

You would obviously be welcome to join them at the exhibition but that would be at an additional cost to yourselves.

Please let us know by FRIDAY 5th AUGUST if you would like to take part in this exhibition. Don’t forget there are only six available spaces so please don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

Email josie.bell@interiortextile.co.uk or call our team to book your place on 01908 410598 (ext 5) 

Exclusive Discount on selected Sinclaire Fabrics for BITA Members

While stocks last, Sinclaire Fabrics are pleased to offer all BITA Members an exclusive 50% discount on the following fabrics. For more information please contact sales.sinclaire@btl-group.co.uk or click here to visit their website.

New Solutions Range

Abachi
Was £18.99/m     Now £9.49/m

     Colours available:
Antelope
Anthracite
Aubergine
Beige
Gooseberry
Orange
Saddle
Sepia
Silver
Suitable for curtains & upholstery
100% Polyester 950g/m² inc back coats

BS EN 1021:1+2 – Cigarette & Match
BS 5852 Sec 4 2006 Ignition Source 5 – Crib 5
IMO A652 Upholstery
Above test carried out over CMHR 35kg foam
In excess of 40,000 rubs

Alchemy RangeChris Collins

Abalone
Was £34.99/m     Now £17.49/m

Colours available:
Caviar

Kimono
Was £38.99/m     Now £19.49/m

Colours available:
Caviar
Cochineal
Cayenne
Oyster Blue

Lima
Was £35.99/m     Now £17.99/m

Colours available:
Cochineal
Forest Mushroom
Bute

Mercale
Was £34.99/m     Now £17.49/m

Colours available:
Cochineal
Caviar
Oyster Blue

Solitaire
Was £34.99/m     Now £17.49/m

Colours available:
Cayenne
Cochineal

Spiral
Was £33.99/m     Now £16.99/m

Colours available:
Cobalt
Cochineal
Turquoise

Suitable for upholstery

BS 5852 0,1,5
IMO A652 Upholstery
Above test carried out over CMHR 35kg foam

                                                       Weight                                             Pattern Repeat
Abalone                                             830 g/m²                                                   17.5cm x 3.1cm
Kimono                                              860 g/m²                                                   12cm x 8cm
Lima                                                   940 g/m²                                                   N/A
Mercale                                              760 g/m²                                                    7cm x 7.3cm
Solitaire                                              760 g/m²                                                   Vertical stripes 35cm wide
Spiral                                                  650 g/m²                                                  17.5cm x 22cm

Bohemia Range

Boulevards
Was £35.99/m     Now £17.99/m

Colours available:

Chocolate Fudge                Tomato Red
Celadine                              Royal Bordeuax

Regal Blue

China Rose
Was £28.99/m     Now £14.49/m

Colours available:
Lavender
Celadine

 

Dandy
Was £25.99/m     Now £12.99/m

Colours available:

Winter Hazel
Chocolate Liqueur

Dolly Mixture
Lavender

Ditzy
Was £30.99/m     Now £15.49/m

Colours available:
Spice                Cinnamon
Lavender          Celadine
Amarillo            Tomato Red

VenutoA
Was £32.99/m Now £16.49/m

Colours available:
Charcoal Grey
Chocolate Fudge
Claret
Imperial Purple
Mink
Mole
Onyx
Royal Blue

Moravia
Was £32.99/m     Now £16.49/m

Colours available:

Blue
Brown

Suitable for curtains & bed spreads

BS EN 1021:1+2 Cigarette & Match
BS 5852 Section 4 2006 Ignition Crib 5
IMO A652 (16) Upholstery

                                                       Weight                                             Pattern Repeat
Boulevard                                          690 g/m²                                                   24.5cm x 17.5cm
China                                                  880 g/m²                                                  60cm x 35cm
Dandy                                                 650 g/m²                                                  Horizontal stripes
Ditzy                                                   700 g/m²                                                   0.6cm x 0.8cm
Venuto                                                840 g/m²                                                  N/A
Moravia                                               580 g/m²                                                 N/A

Free HR Advice for all BITA Members

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As a BITA member we will help you find your way through the employment minefield. 

At BITA we recognise the complex issues that employment regulations can raise for our members. It’s difficult to keep ahead of this rapidly evolving area of law. To assist our members, we have secured the services of The HR Dept to offer advice to you on all issues relating to people management and employment law.

Free access to The HR Dept advisors

BITA members have access to The HR Dept advisers either in one of their offices or over the telephone. Typical issues that you may wish to discuss with an expert could include:

  • Contract review
  • Dismissals
  • Performance management
  • Absence management
  • Recruitment
  • Redundancy projects
  • TUPE transfers
  • Employee relations
  • Training and development

The HR Dept will allocate an hour, either in one of their offices or by telephone to give an expert opinion on the HR issues within your workplace. This is the chance to ask those tricky questions and will include time to read any documents that you may wish to seek advice on. The HR Dept advisers will advise you on the steps that you need to take and where you may be able to get support. You will receive a written summary of the advice.

Each member is entitled to a one hour session in any twelve month period. Advice is restricted to matters affecting the member organisation. The HR Dept does not advise individuals on personal employment issues.

About The HR Dept

This service is provided by The HR Dept which advises businesses around the country on HR matters. The HR Dept has access to over 70 qualified HR professionals who form a nationwide network.

Following a consultation, any additional support required by members will be on a paid for basis. The HR Dept offer a range of HR services, all of which are available to members of BITA subject to a 5% discount off the standard fees (net of any insurance costs).

All HR Dept Licensees are professionally qualified with senior level experience. As small business owners themselves, they understand the pressures that SMEs face, an insight that really helps to understand your business. This understanding allows them to provide the most practical and pragmatic solutions tailored to your business, designed to help you to achieve the best possible outcome.

The HR Dept will also undertake a free review of your Contracts of Employment and Company Handbooks to ensure these reflect current legislation and your business accurately.

Contact details

If you wish to take advantage of this member offer, please contact Karen Bevan on 01908 410598 (ext 5) or email karen.bevan@interiortextiles.co.uk. She will take your contact details and refer you to The HR Dept.

An advisor from The HR Dept will then contact you to arrange a time for a discussion to answer any questions you may have and make recommendations for HR support as appropriate.

10% discount exclusively for BITA members!

Mary Jones Designs are offering BITA members a fantastic 10% discount  when you purchase an original design. They are also offering 10% discount on their newly launched wallpaper range. For more information please contact maryjones.design@virgin.net or visit their website www.maryjonesdesign.co.ukMary Jones Design BITA

Our hangers are refundable with your orders!

Here’s a great offer from Girones’exclusively for BITA Members. Don’t miss out on this opportunity – hangers are refundable with your orders! For more information, please contact them directly at info@girones.co.uk

Girone's May Offer

 

Free In-Store Display Packs

The Paper Partnership Wallpapers are offering free In-Store Display Packs to support their wallpaper pattern books, for orders placed until the end of June.

As a BITA Member, you can benefit from one free Display Pack when you order three pattern books, or two free Display Packs when you order five books or more.

The Paper Partnership have several brands, offering a broad range of luxury wallpapers in a multitude of styles. Co-ordinating fabrics are also being introduced to several collections in 2016.

To view the range online, visit www.thepaperpartnership.co.uk

To make an appointment to view the range in person, e-mail Geoff Salliss, Business Development Manager: geoff@thepaperpartnership.co.uk

Reviewing BITA’s Spring Showcase & Studio Show

100 days of showcasing the latest trends, collections and now artwork too!

The sun shone on Chelsea Harbour during our Spring Showcase & Studio shows and you came in your droves to join us for our centenary celebrations – the free tea, coffee and canapés certainly seemed to help too!

With over 800 visitors and almost 400 companies visiting the two day fabric, interiors and artwork shows we were overwhelmed with the positive response that these already popular shows received. We are very proud of the warm and intimate feeling of BITA shows and even more delighted that you enjoyed it so much, whether a first time visitor or a regular BITA supporter:

“As a newbie to the show I found it very welcoming and there was an excellent range of suppliers.” Nancy Landers, ZigZag

“The BITA 2016 March showcase was the best one to date; many fabulous collections to browse through and a good selection of suppliers.” Sarah Clarke, Sarah Clarke Interiors

“It was doing business in a conversational way. All the exhibitors were friendly; it was nice to meet them and well worth the trip.” Erik Fens, Marks of Difference

Our exhibitors enjoyed it just as much too:

“Claire Louise Designs was happy to exhibit at BITA’s first design show, at The Chelsea Harbour Hotel. It was a great opportunity to show the collection to new and existing companies. Looking forward to next year!” Claire Taylor, Claire Louise Designs

“Nice to see so many customers and the show was even better than last year: well done!” Ben Jacobs, Chatham Glyn

“As first time exhibitors we were impressed with the whole show, especially the canapes, thank you for making it such a fantastic experience.” Rachel Child, Rachel Child Designs.
With the established Trade Show – showing a full range of interior and textile products – now complimented by the Studio Show- where surface pattern and textile design studios offer their artwork and design collections – this annual event will only grow from strength to strength, just like the Gala Dinner.


This year was BITA’s third annual Gala dinner for the trade, and as the number of guests grows each year, so does the amount of fun! This year magician, Adam Keisner, wowed guests with his repertoire of amazing tricks including solving a Rubik’s cube one handed without looking!


Watch this space for details of next year’s Chelsea Harbour Shows as well as our upcoming Masterclass events and September shows – or sign up to our email alerts on our homepage to make sure you don’t miss out on updates: www.interiortextiles.co.uk
We look forward to welcoming you to our next event!

Will you be Visiting the UK’s first Studio Show in a decade?

BITA Studio: Bringing Brands, Manufacturers & Designers together under one roof.

13-14 March, The Chelsea Harbour Hotel, SW10 0XG

If you haven’t heard the news already, where have you been? The British Interiors & Textiles Association (BITA) are proud to host BITA’s Studio Show, where you can enjoy the latest collections from the world’s top Textile & Interior Surface Pattern Design Studios. The first show of its kind in the UK for 10 years!

With the show opening at the same time as London Design Week, on Sunday 13 March, just a stone’s throw from the Design Centre, visitors can see Spring Collections from Top Brands. As if that wasn’t enough, BITA’s Spring Showcase will also be celebrating 100 days of showcasing with popular brands such as Clarke & Clarke, Ena Shaw, iLiv, Prestigious, Simpson, Warwick & Yorke all under the same roof as the Studio Show.

Show Times:

Sunday 13 March: 10am – 5pm

Monday 14 March: 9.30am – 4pm

If you aren’t familiar with BITA you won’t know that our Trade Shows offer you free entry, complimentary tea & coffee all day, canapés at 1pm and afternoon tea at 2.30pm, plus if you pre-register at www.interiortextiles.co.uk and arrive before 3pm you will be entered into our Grand Prize Draw! Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of an intimate show whilst browsing the latest collections from many Studios including:

AM Creative Designs, Claire Louise Designs, Creativo Surface Design, Diane Harrison, Fiona Howard, First Eleven Studio, Giacomo Barzaghi, Haley Studios, Jane Mosse Designs, K Jenny Tyas, L’Atelier Studio, Lemon Ribbon, Mary Jones Design, Pure Studio Designs, Rachel Child Designs, Sandra Jacobs, Simon Ashby Studios, Sooshichacha, Studio Van Den Broek, The Design Show, Trendart, Verbeek Designs & Yellow Label Designs.

The Studios are excited to have the opportunity to show you their latest collections in London’s Design Hub, at the stunning 5* Chelsea Harbour Hotel:

“It’s been such a long time since we had a UK based Design Show. The central location and timing with London Design Week and BITA’s established show is ideal; I’m very much looking forward to presenting our Studio’s design collections.” Mary Jones, Mary Jones Design

“As more customers in the Wallpaper and Textile industry develop collections through the year, there have to be more opportunities to meet our customers to showcase our designs. BITA is one such opportunity with excellent timing and exquisite location.” Chris Verbeek, Verbeek Designs

 “Diane Harrison is excited to be showing their collection in London for the first time since Home Interiors which feels like a hundred years ago! London has become a trend and design hub for our customers and what better time to be here than during such a special week of design. The show can only grow from strength to strength and become a must-visit event.” Tristan Goodfellow, Diane Harrison

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting new show; pre-register to avoid queuing on the day.

Full details and pre-registrations at www.interiortextiles.co.uk

BITA’s SPRING CHELSEA HARBOUR SHOWCASE & STUDIO SHOW

It’s just over 4 weeks until BITA opens its doors to celebrate 100 days of Showcases…

“If you’re in the trade you can’t miss it.”

In just over a month The British Interiors & Textiles Association will celebrate 100 days of showcasing with their annual a 2 day interior & textile exhibition at London’s Chelsea Harbour Hotel – 13 & 14 March 2016. The trade exhibition, taking place during London Design Week, will showcase some of the world’s most popular brands of furnishing fabrics, curtains, blinds, poles, upholstered furniture, wallpaper and other interior accessories.

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You can see the following brands all under one roof: Ashley Wilde Designs, Backhausen, Bolton Textiles, Chatham Glyn Fabrics, Chess, Clarke & Clarke, Cliq Designs, Curtain Express, Design Crew, Edmund Bell, Emily McGuiness, Ena Shaw, Essente, Fibre Naturelle, Foster Lane, Girones, Grace de Lino, iliv, Indigo 7 Designs, in home, JHC, Kai, Montgomery, nikki Szabo, Parkhill, Parris Wakefield Additions, Prestigious, Richard Barrie, Rol-lite, Rufflette, Silent Gliss, Simpson, Sinclaire, Streets, tru living, Warwick, Yorke & many more!

We are also delighted to announce that we will be presenting Spring Collections from some top international Design Studios at BITA’s Studio Show.

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The UK’s first Studio Show in 10 years! Visit and see some of the best artwork available from top design studios including: AM Creative Designs, Claire Louise Designs, Diane Harrison Designs, Fiona Howard, First Eleven Studio, Giacomo Barzaghi, Haley Studios, Jane Mosse Designs, K Jenny Tyas, L’Atelier Studio, Mary Jones Design, Pure Studio Designs, Rachel Child Designs, Sandra Jacobs, Simon Ashby, Sooshichacha, Studio Van Den Broek, The Design Show, Trendart, Verbeek Designs, Yellow Label Designs.

“This March we are lucky to have some big names exhibiting as well as some new and upcoming companies – a great range for our visitors to enjoy! With past shows attracting over 600 guests across the two days, we expect the stunning 5* hotel to be packed for the third year running!” Diane Harding, BITA Secretary, Marketing Director & Show Organiser.

Here’s what our exhibitors have to say about BITA Showcases:

“Clarke & Clarke are delighted to be exhibiting at the BITA Showcase event once again; the timing and location we feel will prove very beneficial for our brand and our customers!” Andrew Kirk, UK Sales Manager, Clarke & Clarke

“Both Simpson and Yorke Interiors will be exhibiting again at the BITA Exhibition at Chelsea in March, during London Design Week. This is an excellent time to show, with visitors attending from all over the UK and Europe.” David Yorke, Managing Director, Simpson

“The BITA London showcase always proves to be a great show. We enjoy the opportunity to meet new people and connect with our existing customers – showing off our latest collections in a relaxed and intimate environment.” Andrew Hoyle, Sales and Marketing Director, Edmund Bell Fabrics.

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“Diane Harrison is excited to be showing their collection in London for the first time since Home Interiors which feels like a hundred years ago! We are excited because for our customers London has become a trend and design hub. We anticipate seeing a number of quality customers and it’s fantastic that BITA are staging this design show. It can only grow from strength to strength and become a must-visit event. Tristan Goodfellow, Diane Harrison

​”I am very excited to exhibit at the show.  My designs are all hand painted then produced in digital format in repeat and colour separated, ranging from inky floral to geometrics and damasks.  I’m so pleased there is a UK show again and am sure it will be a huge success.  I look forward to welcoming existing customers and meeting new ones.” Claire Taylor, Claire Louise Designs

But don’t just take their word for it! We asked our visitors what makes them keep coming back to see us:

“I have always been most impressed with the high standard of showcases each year: a great asset to my interior design business.” Denise Smallwood, Print ‘n’ Plains Interiors

“If you’re in the trade you can’t miss it.” Ross Griffiths, Curtain Workshop

 Visitors will find the welcoming, warm and friendly setting that makes BITA Showcases so popular, with FREE entry and COMPLIMENTARY canapés & refreshments throughout both days.

 To pre-register as a visitor please visit www.interiortextiles.co.uk or contact Laura Jones (01908 410598 ext.5) email laura.jones@interiortextiles.co.uk