ACCO UK was named Supplier of the Year as part of the VOW Venture Awards.
The award recognises ACCO’s continued focus on innovation in its product ranges, as well as its proactive support with promotional activity and its delivery of exceptional service. Central to this success is its collaborative approach to sales, product, marketing and supply chain.
Another win saw ACCO Brands Europe scoop the ‘Biggest Growth in Turnover’ award at the recent Office Depot European conference, held in Amsterdam with all their key European vendors in attendance.
Mark Wilkinson, Regional Vice President – UK & Ireland said, “what a great year it has been. We can look back with pride to our launch event on the 14th March at the Jaguar Experience Centre, and now celebrate the year culminating with these three impressive industry recognitions.
“The UK business is in growth and has had a very strong 2018. We have seen double digit growth in shredding all year, partially driven by GDPR but also due to the awareness and marketing campaigns we have been running since mid-2017, when we first started talking to our channel partners about the opportunity ahead of them.
“The stapling & punch category has also been in growth, with a solid performance by both the Rexel and the Leitz brands. This paves the way for a raft of new products coming to the market in January 2019, including the new cross category and colour coordinated range Rexel Choices. The Visual Communication category, under the Nobo brand, has also has a very solid year with share gain from our competitors due to the strength of our supply chain and growing distribution driven by great new products, like our new and exclusive range of widescreen boards.
“Finally, a huge thank you to all of our trade partners for their support and collaboration over the past year. We can look forward with huge confidence to continuing this collaborative approach, focused on growth and innovation in 2019 and beyond.”