Unimer have added 46 new builders merchant members in the last year, building material suppliers attending the annual lunch were told.
Almost 70 supplier companies – a record number – were represented at the Unimer’s key event for 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, said: “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”.
He reported that Unimer has accepted over 46 new members during the last 12 months, which have generated over £7M worth of new business and emphasised the support Unimer offers all suppliers – including immediate credit insurance and guaranteed payment. “Together we can all come through these difficult trading times,” he said.
After the event Grant said: “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 supplier and we will do our utmost to support them and offer them further added-value services in the year to come.”
Unimer (United Merchants plc), the UK largest and leading ‘invoice clearing house’ for the building products industry, is the UK’s largest merchant co-operative with over 1,200 merchant members, trading from over 4,000 outlets.