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[Sept, 2021. London, UK] Dr Simon Festing, Chief Executive Officer of the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA), has taken the decision to resign with immediate effect.
Having joined the association in March 2020, Dr Festing helped steer the BHTA through the ensuing COVID-19 pandemic, alongside implementing a range of operational and strategic changes.
Andrew Stevenson, Chairman of the British Healthcare Trades Association, commented:
“The board of directors thank Simon for his efforts and wish him well for the future.”
Members of the Board and Senior Management Team will assume responsibilities for the management of the association, until such time as a new CEO is appointed.
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About the BHTA: Representing over 400 companies in the healthcare and assistive technology industry, the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) brings the industry together to help shape and improve the health and care of the nation. All BHTA members are committed to adhering to the association’s Code of Practice – the only code in the industry approved by The Chartered Trading Standards Institute. https://www.bhta.com/what-we-do/
About the CTSI: The BHTA Code of Practice – the first for consumers in the healthcare industry – is approved under the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)’s Consumer Codes Approval Scheme, ensuring all BHTA member companies trade ethically and professionally.
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