Posted 11th July

Sirius holds ‘sold-out’ conference in Portugal

By KBBDaily on 11th July 2018 - 10:16am
kitchen, sirius buying group, conference, portugal, independent, retailer, kbb, kbbdaily

Sirius Buying Group recently held its eighth international conference at the end of May, with the “completely sold-out” event welcoming 140 delegates to the five-star Lakes Hotel Vilamoura in Portugal.

According to Sirius, those in attendance comprised group members and their business partners, as well as “key delegates” from the buying group’s network of approved suppliers. Several were attending for the first time, Sirius added.

“To have this event completely sell out is testament to how the group is regarded by the electrical appliance industry and thusly, our members and suppliers,” said Sirius Buying Group commercial director Steve Jones.

“Initial feedback from both our approved suppliers and members to Sirius is extremely positive, with new purchases and enquiries hitting a record high: up 30% on last year. In fact, it is the direct feedback we receive year-on-year that drives us to maintain this level of B2B, and the five-star Provencal location definitely helps with that!”

The first day of the conference saw several approved suppliers – including Indesit, Caple, Hoover, Gorenje, Franke, Liebherr, Smeg, Samsung and Symphony – present their services to members and provide information on exclusive promotions in place for members.

The conference also included Sirius’s ‘speed networking’ activity, as well as an update on the group’s website and the Sirius Gala awards dinner, where the group raised £13,000 for Cancer Research through an auction on the night.

Related articles

Egger welcomes 1,400 visitors to open days

Posted today - 15:15pm |

The company recently held an open weekend at its Hexham manufacturing site for the local community

New ex-stock colours for Uform’s shaker ranges

Posted today - 13:28pm |

SPONSORED: The new Aldana range is now available in five on-trend colours following its successful launch at KBB 2018

Kingfisher profits drop by 18% in H1 2018

Posted today - 10:51am |

B&Q’s like-for-like sales declined by 2.5%, while Screwfix saw growth driven by specialist trade desks

Salice partners with Hammonds

Posted today - 08:00am |

The company will be supplying hinges for the fitted furniture brand’s bedroom and office furniture ranges

in the spotlight

KWC’s premium ZOE sink range combines luxury and innovation

popular articles

KBBdigicon 2018: photo gallery

Hansgrohe unveils website with ‘Dream Bathroom’ tool