Integra recently welcomed a host of new suppliers at its Newport head office, to further extend coverage within existing product categories together with exploring new opportunities on behalf of members.
2018 has already seen the introduction of an extended Furniture Support Programme with an exclusive agreement from VOW and an increased offering via Dams. To further support members, Integra is also continuing to develop its Workwear website which now features additional sku’s from Portwest to supplement the existing Alexandra workwear range.
Aidan McDonough, Integra’s CEO said, “it is fundamental for us as a group to explore all the available opportunities and avenues. A diversification strategy is essential for members wanting to grow and prosper and that’s where our focus will be for 2018. Our Non-Executive Directors are working alongside the team at Newport to ensure we are continually looking at things from a dealer’s perspective.
“Integra will continue to engage with dynamic and progressive companies who want to work with the independent dealer channel with further days taking place in July.”
2018 has also seen the group’s partnership with Centrex Print Services benefitting members on costs by providing an MPS service, from entry level printers through to a full MPS solution and a newly launched Initiative ‘Supavalue’ EOS range.
Another success story for Integra this year is the sales growth in education supplies. Quarter 1 of 2018 saw a 73 per cent year on year uplift with Findel Education, thanks to the exclusive agreement and comprehensive Education Support Programme in place.
A new agreement has also just been struck with Henri Schein Medical, which looks to pave the way for members to start exploring and supplying medical equipment and supplies.