Sirius Buying Group is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, following its formation in April 2001.
Steve Jones, the buying group’s managing director, said: “To be able to recognise our 20th year in business following a period of paused trading in light of the pandemic and what initially caused huge uncertainty is truly remarkable, and to achieve this in the wake of our best year to-date in terms of new members, purchasing growth and rebates is huge.
“How our members proved they could adapt and the support of our approved suppliers should not go unnoticed. We are extremely proud of our approved members and suppliers as our company ethos has always been to work creatively together for the greater good and this is evident given our netwotrk of market leading approved suppliers, 183 members and more than 250 retail outlets.”
Mr Jones said that, over the years, the Sirius trade show has become a prerequisite for success amongst the electrical retail industry, confidently providing an exclusive resource to fundamentally increase business growth and establish a return-on-relationship mentality where loyalty and recommendations are standard fare.
“With the introduction of our Digital Trade Show and Virtual Conference during the pandemic,” he said, “along with timely support via regular virtual member meetings, online business updates from approved suppliers from the moment COVID impacted the retail sector, we have been able to create market resilience and retain a high calibre of retail opportunities for our approved members despite market conditions.”