We have an exciting seminar programme running each day in our purpose built seminar theatre welcoming an array of speakers who will provide talks, demos and Q&A on topics relevant to everyone in the trade.

We’re also proud to present Architect and TV presenter George Clarke who will be with us on Monday to present and answer your questions and BBC Carpenter of the year Tibby Singh, who is a wizard with tools, tips and techniques. Tibby will be getting hands on throughout the day on Sunday.


Seminar Programme – BBSA Show 2018

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Sunday 21 October

Session: 1 | Time: 11:00 – 11:30 | Speaker: David Browne – The Scottish Shutter Company

Growing your business with Google
Using free and paid adverts in the blind & shutter industry

 

Session: 2 | Time: 11:45 – 12:15 | Speaker: Tibby Singh

Tools showdown with BBC Carpenter of the Year winner, Tibby Singh
The latest tool tech for quicker better fitting

 

Session: 3 | Time: 12:30 – 13:30 | Speaker: Phil Le Shirley – Trading Standards

Lunch & Learn – Is your business, or are you, breaking the law?
Practical advice and tips from a Senior Trading Standards Officer on making sure
your pricing, promotions, product claims, terms and conditions and child safety are
on the right side of the law. Q&A/Clinic after the presentation

 

Session: 4 | Time: 13:45 – 14:15 | Speaker: Tibby Singh

How to manage your fitting nightmares with BBC Carpenter of the Year winner, Tibby Singh
Drilling, glueing and fixing & fitting across all surfaces and materials

 

Session: 5 | Time: 14:30 – 15:00 | Speaker: Zoe De Grussa – Energy Saving Design Engineer

How does glass work?
If you are selling blinds you need to understand how glazing affects an internal
environment – you can then sell the right solution


Monday 22 October

Session: 1 | Time: 11:00 – 11:30 | Speaker: Andrew Chalk – BBSA

The Price is Might
Getting the right price for the right product & making profit

 

Session: 2 | Time: 11:45 – 12:15 | Speaker: Ken Powell, MBE

Child Safety Q&A
Your child safety questions answered

 

Session: 3 | Time: 12:30 – 13:30 | Speaker: George Clarke

George Clarke from Channel 4’s George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces
Presentation & Q&A

 

Session: 4 | Time: 13:45 – 14:15 | Speaker: Mustafa AlJaf, Fischer Fixings

Fixings to get you out of a fix
Fixings that solve common fitting problems, how do you choose the right fixing?

 

Session: 5 | Time: 14:30 – 15:00 | Speaker: Dave Cotterell – NVQ Assessor

Train to gain
What training is there in the industry, what is a vocational qualification and how to get a CSCS card?

 

Session: 6 | Time: 15:15 – 15:45 | Speaker: Zoe De Grussa – Energy Saving Design Engineer

Understanding blind performance
Find out why transmission, absorption and reflectance are not 100% of the story.


Tuesday 23 October

Session: 1 | Time: 11:00 – 11:30 | Speaker: Andrew Chalk – BBSA

Child Safety Q&A
Your child safety questions answered

 

Session: 2 | Time: 11:45 – 12:15 | Speaker: Keith Hirst & Paul MacGregor – Adtrak

How digital marketing can help your business
How to start digital marketing and to keep it going

 

Session: 3 | Time: 12:30 – 13:30 | Speaker: Peter Doyle – Citation plc

Lunch & Learn – Is your business, or are you, breaking the law?
How to conduct a risk assessment, what should a method statement contain and how to work safely at height, and more. A short presentation on key H&S essentials and then a Q&A with health and safety experts from Citation plc

 

Session: 4 | Time: 13:45 – 14:15 | Speaker: Andrew Chalk – BBSA

CE Marking
A legal requirement for many products. Are you compliant?


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