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Unimer marks revamp a success

For the first time, Unimer, the builders and plumbers merchants invoice clearing house held its annual trade exhibition and networking day over two days.

Unimer marks revamp a success

Some 210 delegates from 115 merchant companies attended the event at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Gwent. They were made up of 69% heavyside, 30% lightside and 1% buying group.

The business format on the first day was a trade exhibition featuring 76 supplier companies followed by, for the first time, a Meet the Merchant session.

89 merchant companies took part in the sessions which lasted two hours, broken down into eight 15 minute slots.

Unimer marketing manager Suzanne Millward, says: “We have listened to feedback from our merchants and suppliers, and as a result, the format of the Unimer Day was changed this year to deliver even more business benefits and networking opportunities. I am pleased to say that the positive comments we have had so far, have exceeded our expectations”.

The gala dinner, attended by 360 merchants and suppliers was followed by a day of golf, clay pigeon shooting and off-road driving.

The Bob Beaver Cup for clay pigeon shooting was won by Bob Deadman of Selco Builders Warehouse.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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