BITA seeks to promote and safeguard the interests of its UK interior textiles industry members. The product range supplied by members covers all aspects of the interiors industry from bespoke bedding to furniture and fabrics and from ready-made curtains to bath mats.
BITA provides a wide range of services with the annual BITA showcase allowing participating members to engage with customers old and new across the UK.
John Atherton, Commercial Director at Edmund Bell commented, “The BITA showcase is an excellent opportunity to exhibit our range to attendees and discuss their requirements. The event is focused on our domestic customers; historically there has been a great deal of interest in our extensive range of curtain linings and their various attributes. However, this year visitors will also be able to see the latest printed and woven ranges, which have been developed with an eclectic mix of texture and design elements to meet the most discerning tastes.”
Edmund Bell (website: www.edmundbell.com)
The Edmund Bell team are present at the following BITA showcase 2012 venues:
• Bristol – Tues 4th Sept, 10am – 4pm
Ashton Court Mansion, Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton BS3 2JT
• West Sussex – Thurs 6th Sept, 10am – 4pm
Copthorne Hotel, Effingham Park, West Park Road, Copthorne, West Sussex, RH10 3EU
• Hertfordshire – Sun 9th Sept, 11am – 4pm
Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, B1000 Hertfordshire Road, Nr. Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 0JB
• Nottingham – Tues 11th Sept, 10am – 4pm
The Nottingham Belfry, Mellor’s Way, off Woodhouse Way, Nottingham, NG8 6PY
• Yorkshire – Thurs 13th Sept, 10am – 4pm
Majestic Hotel, Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG1 2HU
• Lancashire – Sun 16th Sept, 11am – 4pm
Mercure Bolton Hotel, Last Drop Village, Hospital Road, Bromley Cross BL7 9PZ
• Scotland – Tues 18th Sept, 10am – 4pm
Q Hotel Westerwood, 1 St. Andrews Drive, Cumbernauld, G68 0EW
Entrepreneurial textile merchant, Edmund Bell, established the company to which he gave his name in 1855, leaving the family business to his two sons when he died in 1890.
The 1930’s saw Edmund Bell & Company grow its product range to capitalise on the demand for blackout curtains. Before long the business had shifted its focus to become a specialist supplier of curtain linings, blackout and dimout fabrics.
Over the years Edmund Bell has worked closely with manufacturers and finishers to develop cutting edge processes to enable the production of quality products.
In 2005 Edmund Bell proudly celebrated its 150th anniversary by joining the elite group of companies to be awarded the UK’s most coveted business accolade – the Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade.
In 2008 the company was acquired by the Atherton family, who have invested heavily in the facilities and innovations. Brian and John Atherton bring additional industry knowledge to the business and a client focused approach.