The Annual Awards & Gala Dinner 2018 for Sirius Buying Group, the major buying group of electrical appliance and kitchen retail solutions, took place recently to reward its community of Approved Suppliers and Members and recognise industry excellence across the electrical appliance retail sectors.
The evening, on 19 September, was part of the big finale to its exclusive two-day Members Trade Show and it made way for a night of fun and celebration for Sirius to say thank you for the continued support and investment it receives on both a professional and personal scale.
2018 Award Winners:
Manufacturer of the Year: Winner – Hoover Candy Group
Distributor of the Year: Winner – Pik a Pak/Statesman
SDA Supplier of the Year: Winner – Connect Distribution
Retailer of the Year (Large): Winner – Appliance World (NW)
Retailer of the Year (Medium): Winner – Future Appliances
Representative of the Year: Ian Cullen – GDHA
Lifetime Achievement: Colin Jones – Enterprise 2000
Manufacturer of the Year: Highly Commended – Liebherr
Distributor of the Year: Highly Commended – D.A.D./Montpellier
Retailer of the Year (Large): Harry Garlick
Retailer of the Year (Large): Highly Commended – Empire Spares
Once the awards came to a close it was time for Sirius Buying Group to assist in the contribution to a worthy cause, which resulted in an impressive £11,000 raised for charity.
“Every year we ask our members and approved suppliers to elect a charity to support throughout our awards night and this year the commendable nominee was MIND,” said Steve Jones, Commercial Director at Sirius. “The charity was put forward by one of our Approved Sirius Member Andrew Carke of Abbey Appliances, Evesham who will help raise money by completing the unbelievable challenge of scaling Mount Everest to reach base camp at 19,000 feet! We take this opportunity to embrace the humanitarian side of business with our peers and ultimately ‘give back’. The auction was presented by Russ Williams, the MC for the evening where ‘Approved Sirius Suppliers’ donated a range of exciting products and prizes for the room to bid on and win.
“We have amazing support from all of our suppliers for raising money for charity, we would like to thank them once again. This year, product contributions for Sirius’ charity auction came from leading brands like GDHA, Samsung, Liebherr, Hotpoint, Symphony and Franke to name a few and included two tickets to a Keswick Cookery School Day, through to a 40-inch Full HD LED Smart TV and mass of leading appliances and unforgettable experience days.”