Sirius moves its UK Conference to Manchester

Sirius Buying Group has announced that its annual UK Conference will take place on 17 May 2023 at the Concorde Conference Centre in Manchester.

Designed to bring everyone under one roof, Sirius said the event provides its independent retailers with exclusive promotions to increase margins, and leading appliance manufacturers with new business opportunities as they come together and improve their respective business models and future development plans.

After a day of networking and planning, members will enjoy the Gala Awards Dinner. The Awards ceremony will take place inside a purpose-built super hangar, so all guests can experience Concorde G-BOAC, the flagship of the British Airways fleet and aviation legend. Guests can also enjoy a trip on board the aircraft to get a real taste of what luxury Concorde was like!

MD Steve Jones speaking at last year’s Sirius Conference

Steve Jones, Managing Director at Sirius Buying Group, said the outlook for 2023 “remains cautious” so it is even more vital to take advantage of key events like this to learn from each other and explore new market avenues for business.

“We are looking forward to another great Conference which will deliver an important opportunity for our members and suppliers to meet together and further develop their business and personal relationships. The electrical retail sector is always ripe for reinvention, and I believe that our suppliers’ latest product developments will appeal to consumers at all price points, such as energy-efficient appliances, which are intuitive and beautifully integrated into the kitchen and utility zones.”

The Concorde Centre

Mark Veysey, Head of Operations at Sirius Buying Group added: “With over 190 Sirius Members nationwide we bring businesses of all sizes together so that owners can benefit from peer-to-peer support as well as confidential coaching and mentoring. We know that every business is as unique as the community it serves so we are proud to be a container for growth and opportunity while you have the freedom to lean into our team’s industry-wide expertise however you wish.”

Whether you are keen to focus on warehousing, succession planning, employee engagement and development or simply want to discuss the possibilities available in the future, the Sirius UK Conference provides an environment for both formal and informal networking and catch-ups, and to celebrate the successes in the independent retail sector.