Sirius Buying Group has reported its “most successful” VIP Members Trade Show to date, securing a host of new members and suppliers.
Held on September 20 and 21 at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel and Country Club in Warwickshire, the two-day event kicked off with Sirius’s AGM, which saw its biggest attendance, at 89 per cent capacity.
The trade show also saw a 91 per cent member attendance, made up of Sirius members and suppliers, who exhibited the latest electrical and kitchen products, services and exclusive show offers and promotions.
Sirius Buying Group chairman Gordon Jones said: “Providing a simple, effective route to market so that independents can compete is the foundation to our success and I believe this to be the underlying reason why our VIP Members Trade Show has continued to grow.
“Achieving full capacity in terms of exhibition displays and visitor numbers, our annual trade show is now in a position to properly authenticate why being part of a respected group is the most viable option to retain individual market independence.”
Sirius rounded off the event with its gala awards, which recognise industry excellence in the electrical appliance kitchen retail sector.
Throughout the awards, the group and its members raised more than £10,000 for brain cancer research charity, Help Harry Help Others.
New Sirius members signed up at the event included Fisher & Paykel, Liebherr, PJH, Swift, Ilve and AB Distributors.