The British Interiors & Textiles Association PRESS RELEASE – AUGUST 2017

BITA appoints a new Chairman and Vice Chairman

BITA for the past 100 years has been the voice of British Interiors & Textiles and aims to inform, support and promote all aspects of the Interiors & Textiles industry for the mutual benefit of the industry as a whole. We link our members with suppliers, customers and services including: relevant associations, affiliations and governing bodies, in the UK and beyond. BITA is dedicated to the prosperity of this exciting industry.

Recently BITA appointed a new Chairman and Vice Chairman to help with the continued important work of BITA  and with 62 years experience in the industry between them – they have a lot to offer.

Chairman – Bill Fisher of Tulip Blinds

Bill FisherBill Fisher has been in the industry since 2000 and is currently the director at Tulip Blinds Ltd – which was established in 2010 and has since grown to become a very reliable and quality brand.   This was proven at the BITA Gala Awards Dinner in March 2017 – where the industry awarded them – not only one – but two awards, ‘Best Supplier for Customer Service’ and ‘Best Blind Supplier’. Before working in the interiors and blind industry Bill worked in professional grass machinery sales from 1979.

Earlier in his working life Bill was a farmer and although he may not be a full time farmer now he has many farm animals including horses, chickens and pedigree ‘Duro’ pigs which have won numerous awards themselves!

Bill is really enthusiastic about the Interiors industry and believes we should all work together to help each other achieve growth and success. He loves the work BITA does to bring the industry together through various means such as Social media, Events and Emarketing.

Vice Chairman – Andrew Hoyle of Edmund Bell

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Andrew Hoyle has been in the industry since leaving school. Most of his family have worked in textiles and he was born in Barnoldswick – which was a Cotton Weaving town with 13 mills, all long since gone. Andrew started work in 1972 (45 years ago) in Textile Printing. He trained in design, as a colourist and product development then eventually moved into Sales. Throughout his career he has always been involved in the Soft furnishing industry and has worked with Fabrics, Curtains, Blinds and Curtain Hardware.

He now works for Edmund Bell & Co. Ltd as Sales and Marketing Director where he has been for the last 8 Years.  Andrew is very passionate about our industry and textile heritage in the UK and the work of the British Interior and Textiles Association. He believes that we have a great industry with lots of brilliant people working hard to deliver the best products for our customers. He also thinks it is vitally important that we all work together to promote our products to ensure the success of our business and the people who make it all happen. Andrew Hoyle has been in the industry since leaving school. Most of his family have worked in textiles and he was born in Barnoldswick – which was a Cotton Weaving town with 13 mills, all long since gone. Andrew started work in 1972 (45 years ago) in Textile Printing. He trained in design, as a colourist and product development then eventually moved into Sales. Throughout his career he has always been involved in the Soft furnishing industry and has worked with Fabrics, Curtains, Blinds and Curtain Hardware.

For Further information or images please contact Cherish.King@interiortextiles.co.uk

Tel 01908 410598

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