Electrical appliance and kitchen retail buying group Sirius has announced its annual trade conference will take place on May 17, 2023, at the Concorde Conference Centre in Manchester.
Bringing together independent retailers with appliance manufacturer, the conference will provide visitors with exclusive promotions to help increase their margins, as well as one-to-one business support from the team at Sirius.
The Sirius team was recently expanded with the appointment of Marion Morton as head of commercial.
Following a day of networking at the conference, members will be invited to attend its Gala Awards Dinner.
The awards ceremony will take place inside a purpose-built super hangar, so all guests can experience Concorde G-BOAC.
Managing director at Sirius Buying Group Steve Jones said: “We are looking forward to another great conference which will deliver an important opportunity for our members and suppliers to meet together and further develop their business and personal relationships.
“As the outlook for 2023 remains cautious, it is even more vital that we take advantage of key occasions like our conference to learn from each other and explore new market avenues for business.
“Our high-profile pool of Approved Suppliers includes global brands as well as leading specialists in distribution, finance and systems management so Sirius members can benefit from the very best deals to suit their needs both in the stockroom and front-of-house in their showrooms.
“The electrical retail sector is always ripe for reinvention, and I believe that our suppliers’ latest product developments will appeal to consumers at all price points such as energy-efficient appliances, which are intuitive and beautifully integrated into the kitchen and utility zones.”
Mark Veysey, head of operations at Sirius Buying Group added: “The strength of our community is testament to our unrivalled understanding of both the independent retailer and the market’s changing needs.
“With over 190+ Sirius emmbers nationwide we bring businesses of all sizes together so that owners can benefit from peer-to-peer support as well as confidential coaching and mentoring.
“We know that every business is as unique as the community it serves so we are proud to be a container for growth and opportunity while you have the freedom to lean into our team’s industry-wide expertise however you wish.”