Builders merchant co-operative and clearing house Unimer is celebrating the success of its annual Unimer Day.
Over 350 delegates attended the organisation’s trade show and corporate networking event held at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales, on July 7 and 8.
Suzanne Millward, Unimer marketing manager, says: “This must be considered the most successful Unimer Day so far. I am delighted that so many new members were able to join us this year, and the support from both merchants and suppliers have been tremendous. I am pleased to say that the positive comments we have received have exceeded our expectations”.
The event included a trade exhibition, Meet the Merchants sessions, dinner and networking opportunities. The ‘Meet the Merchants’ sessions are extremely popular and took place over 2 hours, with intense 15 minute pre-booked appointments.
During the dinner, Howard Grant, managing director, took the opportunity to thank all members and suppliers for their support over the year despite the challenging market conditions. He highlighted that Unimer has achieved outstanding results, and has achieved growth in a trading period when many businesses in the sector have gone backward and have had to focus on survival.
The networking opportunities continued the following day, with golf on two of the Celtic Manor’s prestigious courses, off-road driving and clay pigeon shooting.