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Engineer and sustainability expert, Dick Strawbridge MBE is the keynote speaker at the Bathroom and Kitchen Business Conference, organised by the Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA).
Strawbridge, who presented the BBC2 TV series on sustainable living, It’s not easy being green, will kick-start the conference with his talk themed on Marketing the Future.
He joins Nick Stanhope, CEO of behavioural change organisation We Are What We Do who will be speaking about New Methods in Behavioural Change.
In addition, finalist of the Young Business Person of the Year at the Sentinel Business Awards, MD of plink fizz, Fiona Hawkins will talk about Innovation and Trends in Marketing for Business Growth. She specialises in marketing, including new media.
They will be joined by Heather Sophia Athie, key account manager and agency relations at MyNewsDesk.
CEO of the BMA, Yvonne Orgill commented: “This year’s conference is, once again, stretching boundaries and looking for fresh ideas and inspiration from people who are not usually connected with our industry.”
She continued: “Today’s consumer is becoming more aware of sustainability issues and the bathroom and kitchen industry has to respond to this with more attractive and engaging marketing and sales communications.
"Dick will be one of our eight speakers and we know he will bring innovative thinking to the event. We are thrilled to secure Dick as our headline speaker to give us a thrilling start to a stimulating day.”
The day-long event will be hosted by broadcast journalist Juliet Mann. She has worked in newsrooms across the globe including CNN, Sky News, Reuters, CNBC, BBC and on radio for LBC 97.3.
The Bathroom and Kitchen Conference Day will be held at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire, on Tuesday 7 October.