Symphony and Retra join forces to host open days on selling fitted kitchens

Symphony Group has organised five open days at its Barnsley headquarters for Retra members who are interested in selling kitchens.

They said members will be able to see first-hand the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and home office furniture that is offered by Symphony and it will demonstrate how they can share in the success achieved by many other electrical retailers that have started selling and fitting furniture.

The Symphony and Retra open days – being held at Symphony’s head office and production facility in South Yorkshire – are taking place on:

  • June 15
  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 21
  • October 19

Robert Williamson, Symphony’s National Business Development Manager, said: “We will look to put those Retra members up either the night before or the night of the event, so that they have a pleasurable experience and we can meet and network before and after the open day.”

Earlier this year, Symphony welcomed the Retra Board and staff to its HQ. The privately-owned business, which is an approved supplier to the Sirius Buying Group, became a Retra associate member a few months ago.

Retra’s trip also included a stop-off at the local timber and building supplies company used by Symphony.

Welcoming the newest Retra member, CEO Howard Saycell said: “Retra is delighted to welcome Symphony as a new associate member. Many of our members are either active in the fitted kitchen marketplace or are considering entering it.

“The set-up is very impressive. Any member thinking of moving into this market can get a very comprehensive guide on how to get started, plus the levels of support on offer for a new entrant into this sizable market opportunity.

“Robert and his team would be delighted to talk to any Retra members thinking of expanding into fitted kitchens. In order to get the full benefit of their knowledge and experience first-hand, it is well worth making the trip to Yorkshire.”

Started in 1971 by Doug Gregory supplying kitchens to local house builders, Symphony has grown to supply nationally both the housing and retail markets with kitchen, bedroom and bathroom furniture. It is also one of the leading suppliers in the new-build housing market, and nearly one in two new-build properties will have a Symphony kitchen fitted.