Nemo opened 2019 last week with its exhibition, Roadmap. Held at the Park Royal Hotel, Warrington on the 10th January, Roadmap guided vendor partners and members through the plans for the year ahead.
Kicking off with a keynote, attendees gained an insight into best practice management from experienced business coach, Rob Vale. Rob discussed the art of change and how to create a competitive advantage, whilst focusing on ‘the high cost of doing nothing.’
Scott Woodward, Marketing Manager officially launched the 2019 Workplace Solutions catalogue, a flip-based publication, allowing members to present a different catalogue to traditional or facilities buyers.
Returning Sammy Bartley, Merchandising Manager, revealed Nemo’s tailored marketing programme. Members get access to marketing collateral and resources to sell their USP and services through an effective plan.
Nemo’s Roadmap followed, with Tim Beaumont introducing the group’s plan for the year ahead and new initiatives. Key takeaways being; becoming more relevant to members, offering tailored programmes, continuing to develop innovative solutions for Nemo, culling ‘me too’ contracts and focusing on dealer quality in recruitment.
Charismatic Chairman, Michael Morgan challenged delegates to think about their 2019 goals, putting plans in place and meeting those targets.
After the business session, delegates then made their way through to an exhibition where suppliers displayed new products and services in a packed room of 44 exhibitors.
There was plenty of activity around the stands including one lucky Nemo member, JM Business Supplies winning a Canon Powershot digital camera worth £300, from paper merchant Ovendens.
CTS Toners said, “we find Nemo a dedicated and proactive partner.” Whilst Snopake praised the exhibition as “a great opportunity to launch new products and advise on sales techniques.”
Nemo then thanked delegates with the legendary Chinese meal, Derek Bamford and his stand-up routine seeing the night off in fashion.