Jewson conference biggest and best yet
Published: 18 February, 2011
COVENTRY: Jewson’s annual Internal Build supplier conference and exhibition again attracted the support of almost 100 suppliers, who took the opportunity to strengthen relations with key contacts and demonstrate their latest products to over 1000 branch managers, senior managers and sales executives.
The exhibition was zoned by product type and showcased the latest innovations, including a wide range of sustainable solutions, across both light and heavy side, kitchen, bathroom and plumbing and renewable technologies.
The event is held annually in Harrogate, and this year was the biggest yet. It launched with a conference for key suppliers, which focused on developing joint strategies for sales growth. This was followed by an exhibition that provides suppliers with a valuable opportunity to speak face to face with Jewson branch managers and sales executives away from the day to day commercial pressures, allowing more tactical discussions to take place.
With Jewson now in its 175th year, delegates were also involved in the gala dinner celebrations, which included an awards ceremony recognising successful supply partnerships and outstanding performances by Jewson personnel. A fundraiser on the night also raised £6700 for Help the Hospices, Jewson’s current partner for its ‘together’ charity programme.