Unimer and its suppliers get together for annual luncheon
Published: 11 November, 2009
Unimer recently hosted the annual Unimer Supplier Luncheon – for a record number of suppliers with a turnover in excess of £1m with Unimer.
Over 65 supplier companies were represented at the Unimer’s key event for suppliers – the Annual Supplier Luncheon - where they mingled with the Unimer Board of Directors and other representatives from both the heavyside and lightside industry.
Howard Grant, managing director of Unimer, says: “This unique event is probably the only event during the year when senior supplier representatives can meet and network with their peers in the industry in a relaxed and informal atmosphere without having their customers there”.
The Unimer Supplier Luncheon was held at the Meridien Hotel, Piccadilly in London, and was well attended by Unimer suppliers who turn over more than £1m with Unimer annually. Howard says: “It is encouraging to see that so many suppliers, and indeed, a number of quite recent suppliers to Unimer, have achieved such great turnover with our membership. I would like to think this is indicative of a small improvement in the current economic climate and the proactive marketing capabilities of Unimer”.
In fact, a ‘non-scientific’ poll during the luncheon among the suppliers implied that over two thirds of the attending companies had experienced a very good couple of months of trading. At least if judging by the hands in the air was something to go by!
Mr Grant addressed all guests during the luncheon and made some references to the current economic climate, which appear to be more positive than of late, and reported that Unimer maintains recruiting new merchant members at a rate of around 4-5, every month. This was good news to all Unimer suppliers present as these new members create additional opportunities for them to grow market share through the Unimer supply chain. Howard continued emphasising the support Unimer offers all suppliers and stressed the comfort of immediate credit insurance and guaranteed payment available from Unimer.
Mr Grant said after the event: “I was delighted to see that so many suppliers had taken the time to join us at the annual Supplier Luncheon. It is encouraging to see the support from our suppliers and we will do our utmost to support them and offer them further added-value services in the year to come.”