Sirius Buying Group, major buying group of electrical appliance and kitchen retail solutions was delighted to bring its business community face-to-face for the first time since the pandemic struck, with a record-breaking 300+ delegates attending its industry-acclaimed Trade Show this autumn.
Steve Jones, Managing Director at Sirius Buying Group says “Our landmark VIP Trade Show at Forest of Arden Marriot Hotel & Country Club in Warwickshire took place on Wednesday 22nd September and I am pleased to report it was an absolute success! Receiving an excellent turn-out and level of support from our Approved Suppliers exhibiting and all group members in attendance, our Trade Show is the ideal platform to grow and build a business by creating an invaluable networking opportunity for members to review their current business model alongside their peers in an informal, Covid-secure environment. With a footfall exceeding anticipated numbers, Sirius collectively brought together over 300 delegates under one roof for the first time since 2019, with visitors able to explore the latest innovations with a series of display opportunities and show deals exclusively available for our group members.”
As kitchen retailers and electrical specialists move forwards with their business planning for 2022-23, it is reported that financial experts are anticipating an extended post-Covid recovery. With this in mind, joining forces with an established buying group like Sirius, will offer the independent a heightened level of security and opportunity to strengthen sales and become an unassailable point of difference on the high street to your customers.
“I truly admire the huge effort that our suppliers and members continue to make in order to introduce new product offerings and business strategies and as members continue to align themselves with strategic partners they will be able to implement and serve upwards sales trends moving forward. I am so proud of the community we continue to build here at Sirius, with over 185 members and over 250 retail outlets ready to do business and safeguard their future at specialist events like our annual Trade Show. We are delighted to continue to provide the electrical retail industry with a unique and established platform, and given 2021 marks our 20th year, we are thrilled to be able to present the very best products, ideas and new opportunities to our members in conjunction with supporting our approved supplier network,” adds Steve.
Mark Veysey, General Manager at Sirius Buying Group says, “We fully appreciate that every business faces its own unique challenges, which is why we are proud to offer a VIP trade show with peer-to-peer support alongside exclusive deals and promotions from our Approved Suppliers. Our unrivalled support package can be tailored to our member’s needs, giving you the freedom and resources to grow your business in a way which suits you, your customers and your areas of specialism.”
Sirius Members attended the AGM on Tuesday 21st September, where the group reviewed 2020 performance and current year to date, plus a look ahead at some of the exciting developments still to be launched next year. The leadership team at Sirius took this opportunity to also present the latest trends and market results, so members can make a well-informed decision on the day in respect to short, medium and long term business. On 22nd September 2021, Approved Suppliers showcased a range of the new products and innovations with scheduled one-to-one meetings to plan Members’ business for the remainder of 2021 and looking forward into 2022, including exclusive deals for Sirius Members on display and ready for processing.