BTHA Industry Day

Event Information

Great Fosters Hotel
Stroude Road
TW20 9UR

29th June 2022

9.00am – 3pm

£50 – first ticket
£25 subsequent tickets // *subject to availability

Refreshment breaks including tea/coffee/soft drinks/pastries

Buffet Lunch

Please note that members are initially limited to one ticket each and then, subject to availability, members who wish to bring colleagues and/or guests will be contacted with the offer of additional tickets.


2022 Speakers

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE

Tanni Grey-Thompson is Britain’s best-known and greatest Paralympic athlete, a BBC Sports Personality of the Year and holder of the OBE and DBE. Despite being born with spina bifida, she has won 14 Paralympic medals and a whole slew of international sporting awards.

At the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games, she added a brilliant four gold medals to those she accumulated in past Paralympics, winning the 800m, 400m, 200m and 100m. Overall, she has won nine gold medals, four silvers and one bronze in four different Paralympics.

In 2005 she received the ultimate recognition for her incredible achievements when she was made ‘Dame’ Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE in The Queen’s New Years Honours list, for services to sport, while in 2010 she was elevated to the House of Lords as a cross-bench peer.

Amongst other positions she is chair of UKactive, sits on the board of Transport for London, the board of the London Legacy Development Corporation, is a member of the BBC Independent Diversity Action Group, Chancellor of Northumbria University and is President of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations.

Don Williams, Partner, Retail, KPMG

Don has over 30 years of experience of advising clients in the retail sector initially as an audit partner and National Head of Sectors at BDO. His clients are, predominantly, private (family) or private equity owned and focused on managed growth to maximise shareholder value.

Don joined KPMG in late 2014 and continues his focus on the retail sector with a view to building on the existing strength of the firm’s retail franchise and leveraging existing experience and services that are currently employed effectively with other sectors. Although based In London, he is service line and geographically agnostic.

Specifically he seeks to help clients with some of the key opportunities and challenges that the sector faces : supply chain and operational efficiency, identification and effective penetration of international markets, the world of omni-channel, and the effective collection and analysis of data together with the systems and processes that are required to achieve this and helping businesses to pay for this investment and comply with the increasingly complex regulatory environment.

Representative client experience includes:

Monsoon/Accessorize, ASOS, The White Company, Hobbs, Cath Kidston, Rubicon and Shoe Studio Group, Dreams, Boden, Crew Clothing, Notcutts, All Saints and River Island.

Event Agenda

Registration/Coffee9.00 am
BTHA AGM- The Tithe Barn9.30am
Comfort Break10.00am
Industry Day
BTHA Chairman Introduction
10.15 am
Update from the Toy Trust ((including presentation of an ‘Outstanding Contribution to The Toy Trust’ Award)
10.30 am
Don Williams, Partner - Retail, KPMG
 10.45 am
Q & A
Break for coffee and pastries 11.25 am
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE
11.45 am
Q & A
BTHA Chairman closing remarks 12.25 pm
Pre-lunch drinks
(and photographs for BTHA Council Members)
Buffet Lunch 1.00 pm
Close 3.00 pm

Open Registration Form

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