Builders' Merchants News

Howard Grant welcomes merchants to a day of intensive networking.

Unimer Day celebrates 20 years of networking

Published:  21 April, 2009

NEWPORT: The 20th anniversary of the Unimer Day will be held on 8-9 July at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales, following last year's successfully revamped event.

The Unimer Day provides guests with a full day trade exhibition, where suppliers will showcase their existing products, launch new products and service offerings and make available 'special offers' that will only be available on the day.

United Merchants, which organises this event, is the UK's largest merchants' co-operative, providing invoice clearing and marketing services to suppliers in return for overriding settlement discounts, which are returned to the merchant shareholders.

Unimer's objective "is to provide an all-embracing, all-industry trading environment, where everyone in the merchant industry is represented - from the local independents to the regional buying societies to the largest national groups".

At the Unimer Day, a 'Meet the Merchants and Suppliers' session will take place. It is, said managing director Howard Grant, "an opportunity to meet face-to-face with your chosen suppliers or merchants for serious business discussions."

A gala dinner will be held with 'table entertainment' and networking opportunities followed by a day of corporate networking and sporting activities including golf at the Ryder Cup 2010 course; off-road driving; clay pigeon shooting and the chance to win the 'Bob Beaver Cup'.

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