Reaching record highs in terms of attendance and business taken, Sirius Buying Group’s annual VIP Members Trade Show this year took place on 18 and 19 September 2018 at Forest of Arden Marriot Hotel & Country Club, Warwickshire, followed by the Awards Gala Dinner on the evening of 19 September.
Sirius Buying Group’s AGM on 18 September provided visitors the opportunity to network in a relaxed peer-to-peer environment. Members to Sirius involved in this year’s meeting were privy to the groups YTD performance, latest business strategies and Member benefits available to them for the coming year. It provided a great opportunity for Sirius Members to take the floor and express key ideas to improve demand, as well as determine how they can successfully implement growth across the board within a mutually beneficial open-forum.
The following day the 17th successive Sirius VIP Member Trade Show opened its doors and this year’s footfall shows that visitor numbers exceeded all previous years, totalling over 300, made-up of leading manufacturers, distributors, retailers and installers from within the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom electrical appliance industry.
This year hosted the group’s market-leading Approved Suppliers, new and existing, and those present included: Rangemaster, CDA, RKW, GDHA, Gorenje, Hoover Candy Group, Liebherr, Samsung, Smeg, Symphony, Whirlpool, AB Distributors, Connect, D.A.D, EPE Group, Caple, Portway, and Swift. Each Approved Supplier took advantage of being able to communicate directly to its customers, demonstrating the new opportunities available to Sirius Members via attractive display plans, promotional offers and the latest products to help drive new business to the independents.
Speaking on behalf of Sirius Buying Group, Commercial Director, Steve Jones, commented: “Our trade show has become a prerequisite for success amongst the electrical retail industry, confidently providing an exclusive resource to fundamentally increase business growth and establish a return-on-relationship mentality where loyalty and recommendations are standard fare. As a buying group we want to create a sustainable level of dynamic market resilience to ensure we retain our high calibre of retail opportunities and continue to provide our approved members with invaluable new routes to market for your business and finances; as well as gain other vital supportive services.
“Our next main calendar event for Sirius is our International Conference, confirmed for Sunday 19 to Wednesday 22 May, 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton Abama, Tenerife with our 2019 Members Trade Show confirmed for 17-18 September, 2019 at the Forest of Arden Marriot Hotel & Country Club, Warwickshire.”