E.Tupling has welcomed the success of its “much anticipated” annual event for merchants and suppliers.
Held recently at the leading distributor’s Warrington Distribution centre, the company welcomed more than 150 merchant customers from as far as Kent, Wales and Scotland to benefit from demonstrations, informative conversations and free samples from 24 of the sector’s top building plastics and underfloor heating manufacturers whose products it distributes.
E.Tupling utilised the event as a platform to also launch its new underfloor heating, ventilation and renewables capabilities. A dedicated renewables event zone provided the opportunity to demonstrate manufacturers’ technically brilliant and innovative product ranges from air source heat pumps, pre-insulated pipe and mechanical ventilation heat recovery to brand new underfloor heating systems.
Marketing Manger Claire Briars said: “The entire day was meticulously planned to provide an informative and captivating networking experience including personalised guided tours of our 25,000sq.ft. warehouse and offices, free food and drink all day, and 24 market-leading manufacturer exhibitions. The event also provided an opportunity to raise vital funds for our corporate charity, The Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation. More than £500 was raised for the charity throughout the day and even Wolfie, the Rugby Team’s mascot, made a special appearance!”
Customer Ben Fox, Buyer at Plumbcall, commented: “The E.Tupling Annual Event is always an incredible occasion. No one else in our sector does anything like this, it is a rare and very special opportunity to speak to all of the key players and manufacturers within the industry. I have learnt so much by being there and look forward to enhancing my business with the new products and ranges of interest from the event.”
Neil Kelly, Director at the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation, expressed: “We are thrilled and extremely thankful to our Business Patron, E.Tupling for inviting us to the event and for supporting us by donating all of the funds raised from its raffle to our charity. Thanks to the generosity of its customers, staff and supplier partners, the money raised this week will go a long way in helping the foundation continue to deliver projects in the Warrington community, that really makes a difference and changes lives.”
E.Tupling Director Ross Duncanson added: “Our customer event was another rip-roaring success, the team thoroughly enjoyed catching up with so many of our merchant friends! A big thank you also to our manufacturing partners for all their support. It was clear to see that they relished the opportunity to showcase their new and innovative products, especially within our dedicated Renewables and UFH Zone, to both our plumbers’ and builders’ merchant customers.
“The turnout was truly humbling and we are fiercely proud to host what has become THE outside event of the year within our sector!”
For more information on the distributor’s range of products and support services for merchants visit www.etupling.co.uk