Trade Association Partnerships

Our partnerships means more to us than a simple ‘box ticking’ exercise.

The Trade Associations we choose to partner with enables us to increase the ways in which we support our customers and helps us remain aware of the issues, trends and challenges they face.

The British Home Enhancements Trade Association (BHETA), the Greeting Card Association (GCA), the Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA) and The Giftware Association (GA) represent the core range of sectors we work with.

BHETA – British Home Enhancements Trade Association

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BHETA is the leading UK Trade Association for manufacturers, importers, and distributors who operate in the Home Improvement (DIY), Garden, Housewares and Small Electrical sectors. BHETA’s circa 300 members operate in industry sectors which represent over £30bn at retail sales and 15,000 employees.

Aspin has worked with companies in the home improvements sector for over 30 years. We continue to expand our reach in this sector with more BHETA members becoming new Aspin customers each year. Currently we supply sales software to the likes of L G Harris & Co, Carl Kammerling, Rollins & Sons, Specflue, Captivate Brands, Eddingtons and many more.

One of the many ways we work with BHETA is to host member webinars covering a wide spectrum of topics relating to field sales and ecommerce best practices.

All our BHETA webinars can be found on our Vimeo channel here.

GCA – Greeting Card Association

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The GCA is an independent not-for-profit trade organisation operating for the benefit of its members; comprising greeting card publishers and retailers plus individuals and suppliers to the card industry.

The GCA also organise events which provide opportunities to build business relationships and keep up-to-date with key industry issues. They also compile the only comprehensive annual market report, available to most members free of charge.

Aspin has worked with companies in this greeting card sector since 1989, starting with our Card Display Management System (CDMS) before moving on to our current sales app, PixSell.

We currently work with many greetings card publishers including Woodmansterne, Rosie Made a Thing, Abacus Cards, Cath Tate, Noel Tatt, Caroline Gardner and many more.

All our GCA webinars can be found on our Vimeo channel here.

GIMA – Garden Industry Manufacturers Association

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The Garden Industry Manufacturer’s Association (GIMA) is a dynamic and proactive membership organisation representing the majority share of suppliers and manufacturers operating within the UK gardening industry.

Formed over 20 years ago, its goal is to promote the commercial, trading and industrial interests of its members.

Aspin has worked with companies in this sector for over 15 years, supporting many of the biggest names in garden products. Currently we are supplying sales solutions to Smart Garden, AL-KO, LeisureGrow, Fallen Fruits, AMES Companies, EP Barrus, Classiflora, Mr Fothergills, Thompson & Morgan, Westland and many, many more.

All our GIMA webinars can be found on our Vimeo channel here.

The GA – Giftware Association

Giftware Association

The Giftware Association (the GA) is a national trade representative body and is the only UK trade association serving the gift and home industry.

GA members are those of remarkable talent and creativity, members ranging from retailers to suppliers, high street brand names to individual craftspeople and many others. Since 1947, the association’s commitment has always been to help and support members and help them make money, save money and save time by offering a wide selection of services and support.

Aspin has worked with companies in the giftware sector for since 1984. We currently provide many giftware business including Eco-Chic, Enesco, Half Moon Bay, Lesser & Pavey, Joe Davies, Talking Tables, Upper Canada, Wax Lyrical and many more.

All our GA webinars can be found on our Vimeo channel here.