Banner to host supplier open day

Banner has announced it is to hold an open day for potential and existing suppliers who are seeking growth opportunities.

All organisations interested in attending this free event are invited to make contact to book a meeting time. It will take place at the Marriott Hotel, Leicester, on Wednesday 24 July 2019.

Banner’s sales during 2017-18 outperformed the market in many categories, with year-on-year growth being recorded in technology (57%), furniture (42%), facilities supplies (19%), traditional office products (seven per cent) and paper (four per cent).

Craig Varey, Banner’s MD, said: “We grew sales of supplier products year-on-year by more than 10 per cent in the first quarter of 2019. This followed strongly on from six per cent growth last year. Throughout 2018, we retained an exceptionally high percentage of existing customers and we continued to recruit new clients and win market share via success in two out of every three new business pitches that we completed. We’re keen to share our success with all suppliers, new and existing.”

Citing reasons for Banner’s performance, Varey said its 370-strong customer facing workforce functions as an extension of suppliers’ own business development teams.

He added: “Our independence means we have the flexibility to create solutions suited to our target customer base. We’re able to make our own decisions about product ranges and stock levels which allow us to make agreements with suppliers tailored to respond to the demands of the end-user marketplace we service.”

Anyone wanting more information or to book attendance for the open day should register here.

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